cut and run.

when you make the choice to end things, be ready for it to end. when he says that you need to leave by day’s end, bury your head in the pillow. ask him to pause and think about things. when he says “no,” switch into survival mode. call your parents. tell them what happened –…

I need a new dream…

Let me start this by checking my privilege. I am an able-bodied, college-degree holding, employed, middle-class male. This is my perspective. I’ve written at length about what my Black experience means to me. My journey of coming into my blackness, being validated by people I respect in my community and what it means for me…

God is with me.

I’ve been carrying around a lot of nervous energy recently and I’m pretty sure I know why. But first, a story.

From fear to power

fear |fi(ə)r| noun an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. Or put more simply, that feeling that stops you for doing what you truly want to.

…and still I rise

Today I experienced a significant moment – I woke up to a notification from CNN that Maya Angelou passed away. I felt this incredible pang of sadness but wasn’t sure why. Yes, Dr. Angelou’s quotes had been all over my life. Yes, I’d read many of her poems. Yes, I’d watched her Oprah interview. But…

TT Day 1: Learning humility, expressing gratitude.

I remember this day distinctly. I was 10 years old and I had woken up with a terrible fever and cough. At this age I made it a habit to wake up with my mom who had to be at work at least by 5:30 and this morning wasn’t going to be any different. Of…