Schticks and Stones: The Turning Point Series

This is the Turning Point Series where I recall events in my life that changed the course of my journey in some significant, impactful way. I almost entitled it the TP Series but then thought better of it. Given the state of our world with covid and everything, I didn’t want people to wrongly assume this was the central spot to find the best toilet paper sales in the north (it’s not, btw).

Growing up I had a schtick, like what I truly believed about myself. I carried it with me everywhere like a security blanket. It was a bit I would tell myself, whether it was true or not. It was what I genuinely thought about myself. It had less to do with what people told me and more to do with what people never told me.

It went something like this: Continue reading

I’m a Survivor

I’m a survivor, I’m gonna make it
I will survive, keep on survivin’

Clearly, Beyonce and her clique had me in mind when they https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmc8bQoL-J0churned out that roaring anthem. Women everywhere frayed their dresses and frolicked on the beach while pumping their fists in the air aggressively surviving. That’s how I felt at the bottom of the weekend. Something profound happened to me. I learned that I could live without Continue reading

Liar, Liar

Lying is bad. Right? Like, it’s actually bad. Isn’t it? At least that’s what they tell you from a very early age. Be nice, use your manners, don’t eat your boogers, and always tell the truth. I’m not here to dispute that lying is right, but how do we communicate the nuances of situations when we Continue reading

May Blogger Spotlight

Welcome to my series in which I spotlight one of my followers. I’ve always had a deep fascination with people: how they became who they are, the struggles they won, and the hard lessons they learned over time. All of these scars and stories make up a person’s life. While I think it’s important to reflect on your own journey, it is also equally important to hear other voices and see diverse perspectives. In this series, the spotlighted blogger will be able to tell their story through curated questions I’ve asked of them.

The blogger that I chose to spotlight for the month of May is the epitome of a strong, fearless, shameless, free spirit (or at least that’s the way I see her)! She has an unapologetic way of expressing her true self with confidence and I admire the heck out of that! Never afraid of speaking her truth, she tells it like it is and explores topics that many shy away from- and I love all of it!

Without further ado, I introduce you to Continue reading