As amazing as it sounds, Oakland has never had its own LGBTQ center. This is the first in the city's history, and the two founders are Joe Hawkins and Jeff Meyers, two amazingly dedicated and dynamic individuals who are wholeheartedly committed to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of Oakland’s LGBTQ individuals, our families and allies. They … Continue reading Support Oakland’s 1st LGBTQ Community Center!
What does it mean to be "Woke"? This term has seen a resurgence recently and become, in my opinion, quite trendy. What the general public now knows as "Woke", was at one time referred to as "conscious," and it's existed in the collective Black community for a very long time. It seems to be one … Continue reading Are you “Woke” or still “Sleep”??
Is it just me, or are you feeling like the world is going crazy right about now!? I couldn't believe it when I read that the police officer, Jeronimo Yanez who murdered Philando Castile was acquitted of all charges. Smh. What kind of society allows this to happen? Then on Sunday morning in Seattle, police officers … Continue reading What is goin on America?!
I've been thinking a lot lately about the ability to attract abundance from the Universe. I truly believe that one must be careful about the energy that you put out, because if you know anything about physics, energy rebounds and it can and often does come back to you in ways that you aren't even … Continue reading How to Attract Abundance from the Universe
Truth: The true or actual state of a matter; truth to self; authenticity. We all have our own individual, unique, personal Truths. And I believe that we are meant to realize these various "Truths" in our own way, in our own time. They can't be rushed, nor can they be dictated, formed, or shaped by … Continue reading Finding Peace with your Truth
I've been contemplating this concept of superficiality versus authenticity for some time now, because it feels like lately I've found myself in situations that highlight just how many or how few folks that I interact with, fit into one of these categories: superficial: existing or occurring at or on the surface; apparent rather than real; shallow; not … Continue reading Superficiality VS Authenticity & Realness
The one thing that continues to perplex, anger and sadden me, is the fact that we live in a time where Women spend more time bitching about the next Woman when we should be focusing on uplifting and empowering one another for any and every reason, no matter how small. It's a shame to admit that … Continue reading 4 Ways Women can better support one another..
As I sit here and write, I realize that the older I get, the more blogs I write that begin with "the older I get"! But alas, it is with getting older that I have had the opportunity to learn many life lessons which I continue to take and shape the way I not only … Continue reading Lessons learned…
The older we get, it's imperative that we keep our brains active and stimulated! Refuse to allow yourself to settle into a mental and physical rut.. Be adventurous! Try new things, be open to learning about unfamiliar concepts, explore ideas and beliefs that differ from your own. The important thing is to constantly challenge yourself, … Continue reading Feed your Soul, Not your Ego…
Throughout my transition from a young Black girl, to a Black female teenager, to a 43 year old Black Woman, I have been witness, directly and indirectly, to the challenges that being a Black female in this country inherently brings. There are currently, and have been some powerful, national images of Black women as successful, accomplished … Continue reading Time 2 change the image of Black Women in America