How can I be an Advocate?

Tonight, while writing a paper for school, I had an epiphany. Taking Leadership and Advocacy courses in Early Childhood Education is showing me so many small issues in education that are a part of a larger systemic issue with our black children. I’m learning more about the inequalities and issues starting with regular childcare, both […]

Can we not?

This morning, my son woke up and I made him something to eat. We talked and laughed, then I went to run some errands. I came home and we hung out in the kitchen while I cooked dinner. I talked to him and his uncle, who was at work and driving through the city. Told […]

Happy New Year!

To say I survived 2018 is an understatement. I lost my mom & her sister, dealt with my kids’ Dad having some severe health issues, trying to control my own health issues, becoming guardian to my sister, took on home ownership, all while working an extremely low-paying job. But every day, I woke up and […]

Hello, October.

Ah, October. My favorite month of the year. Fall, Halloween, My birthday all fall in this month, so of course I love it. I woke up this morning in pain as always: physically, mentally and spiritually. My body aches come with old age and not taking care of myself. Mentally and spiritually, I’m just drained. […]

Staff Retreat Day

Today we had an All Staff Retreat with the focus of writing. The idea was to get into the place and mindset of our students since we ask them to expose themselves and be vulnerable in a space, so we should do the same. The first portion of our day was lead by Jen Steele, […]

Surviving Loss

On January 5, 2018, my mother made her return to nature and the earth. Saturday morning at 4:37 am, I got the call. My aunt Jackie, my mom’s sister and best friend, had passed away an hour prior. A bit over 7 months and 2 of the 3 most amazing people I had in my […]

Finding My Creativie Confidence

Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a workshop entitled Cultivating Creative Confidence lead by the amazing and energetic Shanna Shrum of Life of the Pahty. It was motivating, inspirational and just… amazing.┬áThere were 9 women in the room – writers, photographers, comediennes, crafters – and we were all there trying to get our creative […]

Mother’s Day 2018

Today is the first Mother’s Day without my mom. I’m really not sure what to feel; that’s probably why I’m numb and emotionless today. I really just want to lay in bed and watch TV, but I know that’s not a good idea. I almost picked up my phone and called her to wish her […]

Bad Mom Day.

Yesterday was a bad mom day. I really started to feel her absence. Between the court date for Erica, the house is covered in a perpetual state of dust that seems will never get clean, things going on at work and at home… those were the days I would go to her house and just […]