What Is Mental Health?

Mental health is a journey. Not a destination. Along the way I set goals, places in my mind and in my life that I want to visit. I want to visit the ability to be vulnerable with my romantic partners. I want to visit that moment when I find a reason to get out of…

I Danced at USF! Photos from My First Performance in San Francisco

Last weekend I performed Ehye Mu, a story about the thoughts and memories of the enslaved Africans on the ship during the Atlantic Slave Trade. “It’s been a thoughtful collaborative process creating Ehyen Mu (In the Ship) with this dope team. Congolese, Zimbabwean, Djembe, Afro-Haitian, poetry… we brought what we knew and opened up to…

Who I Am Is Not For Your Evaluation. LIVE OUT LOUD!

There will always be an antagonist in the story. Whether this is a thing, a person, a place or an idea, you will see it. Glaring at you as you breathe and exist, testing your waters and deciding against them. This does not invalidate the beauty of your human and your spirit. I mean, we’re…

Why Don’t I Think of You At Night?

She had three partners and didn’t think about sex with any of them before she went to sleep. But she always fantasized about what’s-his-face with the cheekbones that she was following on Instagram. He was just so fine! “Like, God,” she thought, “thank you for giving us this man right here. I need these notifications…

What’s Stopping Me?

Taylor sits by herself at a small table in the middle of the food court deep in thought. She contemplates a line from a book she read earlier that day as she mindlessly munches on McDonald’s fries, her go-to mall snack. She is thinking about her death. How does she see herself dying? What if…

Today’s Tarot: Magick Mirror

We rely on the mirror to show us the truth. “Mirror mirror on the wall..”, we use the mirror for answers. But if the mirror is only a reflective surface, then what we see in the mirror, in ourselves, is only what we give. So what are we bringing to our reflection? There is power…

What I Can Learn From My Exes Now That I Don’t Hate Them

Lately i’ve been reminiscent of past romantic relationships. As I continue to live, love and grow sometimes I can’t help but to remember the pieces of my life that once were as important to me as this moment is. Thinking on the relationships i’ve been in now… I can appreciate the times when the person…

From Now On I’m Listening to My Intuition

My intuition is always speaking to me. It’s my freedom of choice to decide whether I listen and apply, listen alone, or ignore myself. Sometimes I want to fight it with what I think is logical. Sometimes I want to fight it with what I think is true. Sometimes I follow it. I regret nothing…