I Feel Like A Black Man in a White Man’s World

“What is BET?” “You mean B.E.T.?” “Yeah.” “It stands for Black Entertainment Television.” “Well if you have your own channel, why don’t we get our own channel?” “Because, every other channel is ‘your own’ channel.” This is an example of the conversations I’ve had to have over the years, and I’ve been quite diplomatic and graceful…

Mini Musings: Why – Do You Weep?

  Why?   Do we wear what we wear,   Do we straighten our hair,   Do we alter our eye colour,   To reflect Barbie’s glare?   Why?     I’m puzzled by preferences,   Baffled by references,   Plagued by pretenses,   Fearful of the consequences.   Why?…     Ask yourself. Ask…

#PermissionSlip: On Loving You

  What’s clear to me is our insatiable desire to see and be seen, to hear and heard, to feel and be felt, to experience and be experienced, to understand and be understood, to validate and be validated, and to accept and be accepted – fully and entirely.   In essence: to be loved. It…

The Struggle Is Real…

“F*CK – I’m doing it again,” I thought, as I traced my memory back to an experience I had days prior, in an attempt to share one of the powerful insights I had experienced, wrapped in some supposedly-captivating story. But sharing stories and insights wasn’t the issue. The intention was always serve, share, connect, and inspire….

Giving Myself Permission To Rest, Relax, and Rejuvenate

It’s winter here, and I’m in rejuvenation mode. Sleeping. Snacking. Juicing. Communing. Connecting. Relaxing. Reflecting. There’s much to share, but, for now, I must take care… of myself. Somehow, I’ve still managed to connect with those in need, and fill them up with some of what I have left, but now I must refill. Moderation…