The Demons That Find Us

I am beginning the year of 2021 awaiting a Bipolar Depression diagnosis from my psychiatrist. I have seen this coming for a matter of months, perhaps. Peripherally, watching myself become more erratic, irritable, and generally just unable to calm my mood changes. It became really evident to me as I sat with my therapist one … Continue reading The Demons That Find Us

I Don’t Belong Here (Or Do I?)

Impostor Syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments or talents and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud".Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia This week I've been mulling over the concept of being an impostor, whether in the work place or in … Continue reading I Don’t Belong Here (Or Do I?)

The Secret Sisterhood of Not Being Enough

As far back as I can remember I've always felt small when it has come to other women. This wasn't rooted in my own insecurity as much as it was passed down to me. My mother is a light skinned woman who grew up in New York in the 80s and 90s. She was the … Continue reading The Secret Sisterhood of Not Being Enough

Dear Friends, Forget Me Not

As the pandemic rages on around us, I am finding myself retreating inward. I am reflecting on the times and recognizing that though this time at home has been good for us in many ways, it has also been destructive in more ways than I'd care to admit. To keep my wits about me, I've … Continue reading Dear Friends, Forget Me Not

The Myth of “Coming As You Are”

You've heard the age old adages that churches spew left and right, "Come as you are!" or my personal favorite, "All are welcome here!" But we also know the reality of this is far from the words they use. As a Black woman, I was never welcomed as I was. I was always seen and … Continue reading The Myth of “Coming As You Are”

Soul Care Series: The New Normal

I Don't Belong Here How old were you when you first realized you weren't like anybody else? For me, it was definitely middle school. IĀ neverĀ felt like I fit in at all. I had friends, sure. But I always felt like an impostor in my friend groups. Like I was only around until they could find … Continue reading Soul Care Series: The New Normal

What Happens If We Count the Cost?

The Beginning & The End As the country has been discussing the recent NFL protests, I've been feuding within myself about the Church's response to it all. I've been retweeting furiously about these protests and nodding vehemently with those who make it clear: these protests began and end with racism. Whatever narrative some players and … Continue reading What Happens If We Count the Cost?

Freedom Series: Finally Free

The Reality of Freedom If you haven't figured it out yet, this series was not something I felt others specifically needed. Each post was birthed from the things I am currently facing in the very depths of my soul. That failing saint? That's me. Ever facing the horror of the world; the Church; my own … Continue reading Freedom Series: Finally Free

Freedom Series: The Thief of Joy

A Look in the Foggy Mirror I read a quote once that stated, "Comparison is the thief of joy." I've never read anything more true when it comes to the day we live in. It is so easy to become enamored with the lifestyles of our favorite blogger, YouTuber, or Instagram star because of what … Continue reading Freedom Series: The Thief of Joy

Charlottesville, VA: Are You Listening?

In lieu of our Freedom Series, I felt compelled to speak on the tragedy that occurred over a week ago. A tragedy that rather than becoming an illusive event, will likely be one of many tragedies we will see over the course of 45's (I refuse to type or say this man's name) tenor as … Continue reading Charlottesville, VA: Are You Listening?