I always have something to say. It is extremely rare to find me silent or tongue tied. Extremely rare. However, when you find me quiet...there is usually a reason. I am sick. Like physically. I am sick. Like 'sick and tard' of other humans. I am sick. Like I have reached my 'be the center … Continue reading Transfixed
You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are the life giver. The protector. A mother. A sister. A friend. A confidant. A daughter. You are precious, worthy and blessed. You are woman. You are chaotic, emotional, irrational, powerful, overwhelming and strong. You are beautiful. From the very tip top to the very last toe, oh … Continue reading You Are Woman
She's beautiful. Has your breathe ever been stolen from you so hastily and so quickly that you are left gasping and you hardly even notice? Transfixed in this odd state of magical observation and embodied warmth. She's warm. She insights an instant feeling of warmth, comfort and protection. We are often so limited by the … Continue reading Now Introducing…
Have you ever been a unicorn? Well, I hope not. That's weird. But sometimes I liken the experience of being a Native student at UNC to that of being a unicorn. When I walked into every single class at UNC, I looked for other's like me. Other unicorns. But we are rare. Less than 1% of … Continue reading #PostTheWalls | The Native Student Experience At UNC
It is no secret that at this age, love is simple, sweet, powerful, terrible and overwhelming. At this age, love is everything. Now, don’t you tell me any different because just a few short years ago I came to the NCNAYO conference every single year to find bae. I bought new clothes, new shoes, everything … Continue reading Falling In Love | NCNAYO Keynote 2015
It's amazingly overwhelming. As I stand in your presence, I am truly in awe of your beauty. And it happens every single time. My chest tightens and my thoughts begin running a million miles a minute. My heart is no longer racing but instead is beating fast enough to put any fancy dancer out of … Continue reading #IwillLive
It's true. I confess. I am your typical, 100% basic, sorority girl. I know. Surprising. I buy all things with bee's on them whether it's a grocery bag or a watering can. I firmly believe that wearing all red makes me the fiercest woman in the room. There is no better accessory than red lipstick. … Continue reading Your Typical Sorority Girl
It was deafening. Overwhelming. All-consuming. I could feel it wrap it's hands around my throat as I tried desperately to scream for help. I was silenced. That's kinda what pride does to you. Ya know. Its strips you of your ability to ask for help. And you didn't help. "Honey, the Lord won't put more … Continue reading God Gave Me More Than I Could Bare
It's almost gut-wrenching. I always know this time of year brings questions, confusion and more sorrow for those that loved you. I can barely even begin to imagine what they experience. The other day, another article and your beautiful face showed up on my Facebook timeline and I was so taken aback by my physical reaction. … Continue reading Do I still #HaveFaith?
People love a good success story. More than anything people love underdog-you was never gonna make it- we had no faith in you success stories. They tell them over and over and over. Those stories can be so powerful. So true. So inspiring. It's funny to be a living, breathing example of that story. My … Continue reading God had NOTHING to do with this. I did this MYSELF.