My Voice, My Power.. Me Too

I am reminded of my power, my voice and my superpower, my pen; my uncanny ability to articulate my thoughts in written form to invoke thought, bring awareness and express my concerns. Last weekend was exciting; not only was it a three day holiday weekend, the weather in Chicago was beautiful and the unofficial kickoff…

Kalilah Secures the Bag

I met Kalilah Wright, owner of apparel shop, Mess in a Bottle last June in Orlando at the 2017 BlogHer Conference. Arsha Jones, the founder of Brand, Build + Launch  had organized a meet up inside the lobby of the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek hotel. Arsha handed out goodies from her store, Tees in the Trap.  We…

Harriet’s Great Escape: 100-Mile Trek Along the Underground Railroad

“If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.” – Harriet Tubman The founders of Girl Trek, Vanessa Garrison and Morgan Dixon are my sheroes. They…

Nia = Purpose

As an advocate for education and girl power, I was elated to learn about Nia Robinson’s Tedx Talk this weekend in Middlebury, Vermont. Nia, class of 2019, is a junior at Middlebury College and the daughter of my girl, Stacey Kruczek. Nia, a native of Chicago was selected as a winner for the Tedx Middlebury…

All4Love: Verse I – Meet the Holmes!

It was summer of 2008. I was staying in a condo on South Shore drive, the east side of Chicago. Kisha and I had become fast friends every since Teneeka had introduced us. Fellow fire signs, our impulsive, spontaneous energy combined with our love for travel and larger than life personalities had sealed the deal; and we’ve been good friends every since. On…

4 Friends, 4 Weddings, One Year: A Blog Series about Love and Sisterhood

 Laws of Attraction There’s an old proverb saying; ‘birds of a feather flock together’.  People with similar interests, dreams and goals typically move in the same direction. I believe this to be true.  It’s why I’m protective of my energy and the company I keep. It’s why I’ve always tried my best to uplift my friends in every way. And it’s…

Silence, Grief & Loss: Why We Don’t Talk about Miscarriage?

I was in my early 20s the first time I miscarried; 11 weeks pregnant.  It was summer; it was hot and muggy and I was home with my mom doing laundry. My boyfriend was at work, about 25 miles away. I remember the intense, sharp pains combined with an overwhelming feeling that I might have…

Healthy Relationships Have Boundaries

Healthy Relationships Have Boundaries Why we should be Conscious of what we say to our Friends about their Mates Most of my girlfriends and I are in our late 30s or early 40s; we’ve witnessed and experienced failed relationships, marriages and our share of trials and tribulations when it comes to matters of the heart….

When my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, it was a huge blow to our family. At the time two of our aunts were gravely ill (they have sense transitioned) and our world was completely shaken up. A childhood friend of mine, Pastor Shaun Marshall made a post about the power of prayer and the impact it’s had on cancer survivors in his church. Scared and highly concerned, I reached out. Pastor Shaun prayed with us and for Kenyatta the day we arrived at the Cancer Treatment Center for America. We were so worried about the outcome of the days ahead. A week of doctor appointments with several specialists were awaiting us. Pastor Shaun and his congregation continued to pray and we kept him posted about the entire journey. 7 months, two surgeries and several visits later, Kenyatta is doing healthy and well. Today, Pastor Shaun invited us to fellowship at His church Community Covenant Church of Calumet Park. The spirit was filled in that space. Several testimonies were told and my sister stood and gave her own. All I can tell you is that we let out a Praise that we’ve been holding in for too long. God is so amazing. I am thankful for friends who stand in the gap, when you’re too busy doubting God.. thankful for those are trusting him to make it alright.

An insecure person overlooks a crowd of support just to argue with one person. Don’t prove your haters wrong. Prove your supporters right.