Learning, Forgiving and Evolving in 2019

As a social and political activist, mother, and Black Woman, I am inspired to write everyday by what I see playing out in society, and I am just getting started! Words are powerful: they can influence and be hugely impactful, and I take pride in calling myself a writer. Writing for me is a personal …

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Having Peace of Mind

The older I get, the more I appreciate how all of our experiences, both positive and negative, have helped shape and frame the individuals that we are to become. I say "are" because no matter how old we get, we are still evolving, whether you acknowledge it or not. I have called upon and embraced …

Support Oakland’s 1st LGBTQ Community Center!

  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 …

Clarity in the 40’s

When I approached 40, I had mixed emotions; I believed at that point I would then be officially a "Grown Woman" and all that 40 entails... like gray hair popping up uninvited, being considered "middle age" by folks in their 20's & 30's, your body acting  all funny style and feeling some kind of  strange …

Today is a New Day!

Have you ever had moments where you felt a little out of sorts? Where you couldn't necessarily pinpoint one particular thing or reason, but you felt, in your spirit, that perhaps something was just a tad bit off? Maybe you were doing really good in one area of your life, but in another, well, not so …