Duty Calls

I live in a world that makes it difficult to see two White police officers questioning a young Black boy, and believe they’re just ‘doing their job’. Yet we all just stared as the train pulled away. Wondering what will take place next on that platform. Praying another life doesn’t turn into a hashtag from … More Duty Calls

Justin McCain: Monster

I might be a tad biased, because this poem was birthed out of an event I coordinated college, but it is one of my favorites. I’d asked Justin to perform some poetry for the upcoming Rock Against Rape event, held at the University of Missouri through the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center. He told me he’d … More Justin McCain: Monster

For Skinny Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Eating an Entire Chocolate Cake When Educating People About Cultural Expectations of Body Image Wasn’t Enuf…

You’re probably wondering why the mellow dramatic title, stolen from Ntozake Shange? Well…   …because people assume that because I’m thin that I’ve never been picked on for my weight. …because people make it their priority to ask me what my diet is like. …because even if I’m not hungry, I’ll over eat around my … More For Skinny Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Eating an Entire Chocolate Cake When Educating People About Cultural Expectations of Body Image Wasn’t Enuf…

Books.

Because Downton Abbey doesn’t begin again until January 2016. Because Law & Order SVU is boring and predictable these days. Because every time I sit in on a conversation about what everyone is watching on TV, I have nothing to contribute. Because reading is fundamental be it theology, history, fictional stories or memoirs. I love … More Books.

Cold Nights & Soup

There’s something about Fall & Winter that just makes me want to cook more food than what’s necessary, specifically soups! Aside from hot chocolate or hot cider, nothing says it’s time to cozy up in bed and binge-watch “Elf” than homemade soup. Here are a few of my favorite recipes: Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Soup … More Cold Nights & Soup