Why Am I Doing?

Not what. Why. I’ve been putting off this post, because I knew it would take more mental energy to write it than I had at the moment when I started. Yesterday my planner called me out. Everyday there’s a quote on the note’s page. Yesterday’s quote was: People lose their way when they lose their…

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On Being Unapologetically Black…

The price we pay for being ourselves is worth it. –Eartha Kitt As kids we were regularly admonished to “use your inside voice” (or some variant of that phrase) by some older matriarchal figure, usually a grey-haired teacher–a librarian in my case–whenever you got just a little bit too wound up in your conversations with…

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Acknowledging Accomplishments, ’17-’18 Edition

Last year, on my birthday, I wrote about letting go of my perfectionism, overachieving tendencies, and the need to prove myself to everyone and no one in particular. That was to be my 29th birthday gift to myself. I’m not sure about my progress in fulfilling that gift, but a condition of it was to…

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On My Yoga Journey

Almost a year ago to the date, I stepped out of my introverted comfort zone and went to a yoga class held by a yogi woman of color that I follow on instagram, who was doing her annual tour that happened to stop in New Orleans. That woman is Sanàa Jaman, PhD, aka “Ladydork,” who…

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