Carpe diem!

I think I know the moment I became disconnected with myself. While residing in Buffalo, I allowed myself to settle for any mediocre job opportunity that was at hand, for the sake of making ends meet. I hated every second of each temp job I attained. During this time I allowed other people-employers-to look at…

Take a Knee or Flee

I don’t know much about football or any sport at that. This should get your attention. Now you see where I’m going with this, right? Lately, amidst the unexpected announcement of  Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy and Cardi B’s major career milestone as a female rap artist. There’s been some serious shit going on in the country….

Angel in Disguise 

I don’t think I’ve ever considered this as possibility, but I’m truly convinced that sometimes God purposely sends real life guardian angels to protect and watch over us. Today, I had one of the most heartfelt and genuine conversations with my cab driver in Buffalo. She’s not my personal chaffeaur or anything, but I can…

What’s the rush?

It’s been 4 months since I’ve officially returned home to the Bronx. As I spend countless days and nights updating my resumes; editing cover letters and refreshing my email only to face constant rejections. Life on a whole, meaning outside of my own personally developed bubble is passing me by. And now, looking 4/5 months ahead…

Humanity rises above all

09/11 On a day like this it seems appropriate to write about, discuss, show or share Sympathy.  Which ever medium you choose, it’s still a credible act. In the midst of all the natural disasters our not-so-happy mother nature plagues upon us. She’s reminding us not just female/male, black/white, hispanic/asian but  (humankind) on a whole…

The AfroPunk Experience: Live in your truth

Leikeli47 performing at AfroPunk17 This post is long overdue, but it’s better now than never, right? When it comes to AfroPunk, a few things come to mind: Eclectic fashion Black culture Music Afros Natural hair/braids Unity Platfroms Free spirits Diversity Punk rockers & Of course a whole lot of “BK love” Personally,  after experiencing AfroPunk for…

Friendships never die, unless you want them to

Sitting across the dining table at BBQ’s from two of my middle school best friends (just a small percentage of our larger girl group) made me realize although life changes in ways we sometimes hardly ever imagine or expect them to, certain things remain intact. I haven’t seen these two beautiful women with the exception…

Accepting love gained and love lost…

Tony CiampaThis is me moving on. This is me accepting the ache of missing you. This is me waking up every single day and tackling the street corners we walked upon, the corner coffee shops we ate at, the sheets we wrapped ourselves in at night. This is me waking up every single day, aware… via…

Imagine Me

She dances like a pro. every move so perfectly captivating and precise, without missing a beat. Her words are like art etched on to a easel, each word connecting to one another. The words brightly vivid, brought to life with each expressive word. When she speaks, her voice is commanding, presenting strength in each ‘a’…

Yearning to discover my purpose in life

I Look to the future, endlessly hoping and praying the current state I reside in is only temporary. The hopes and dreams I once undoubtedly believed in are now ridiculed with pessimism, fear of rejection, thoughts of failure. I feel myself existing, but existing without an identified purpose. Am I really here? On this earth?…

Will I…

Will the thought of me descend from your mind slowly disspating into a faded, distant memory? Will the eyes that once gazed at me in adoration, alter its direction and no longer view me in the same light? Will the words of a hopeful mended friendship transition into a long forgotten  meaningless statement which barely…

A long overdue Thank you

Thank you for holding my hand during moments I pulled away Thank you for reaching for a kiss even when I stubbornly resisted the urge to feel the warmth of your love Thank you for pulling me close and embracing every flaw and fault even when I  refused and pulled away from you Thank you…