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Why We Choose Distraction (Short answer: We prefer our skin intact)

Every other day I hear folks talking about the importance of being present. There are hundreds of mindfulness books written and published including the one I’m currently reading called the The Mindfulness Habit.  The author hit me over the head with this: “We create our own stress when we time travel.” She goes on to… Continue reading Why We Choose Distraction (Short answer: We prefer our skin intact)

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All [Black] Writing is Revolutionary?

Any time a writer takes the courageous step to tell a story (fiction or non-fiction), it’s a revolutionary act. It’s an act of exposure. For writers or color, I think this is especially true. If we consider revolution to be about overhauling a culture or society or overturning the systems that hinder a culture or… Continue reading All [Black] Writing is Revolutionary?

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When Social Media Both Saves and Sucks

I love social media. Between FB, Twitter, and Instagram, I am regularly posting, reading, and sharing with friends and followers alike. As a writer, speaker, and indie publisher, social media has proven to be a great way to crowd-source ideas, promote work, and build relationships and communities with readers and other writers. As a person… Continue reading When Social Media Both Saves and Sucks

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An Experimental Contemplation: God’s Black Love?

I’m curious about love. Like, how does it show up for the little brown girl from Kentucky who lives inside this worldly urban renaissance woman I liken myself to be nowadays? Is it just a mirage? A fictional oasis that I desire to drink from but doesn’t really exist on the plane in which I… Continue reading An Experimental Contemplation: God’s Black Love?