When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.- Audre Lorde The year 2017, for me has been nothing more than a testimony. I've experienced pain, near death experiences, moments where I simply wanted to stop breathing.… Continue reading A personal challenge kicking me off into the new year:
I am love. I am existing. I am persevering. I am Black. I am Black girl magic. I'm so magical. I'm like a majestic queen. I'm like having a dream in the heart of New Orleans. I am royalty. More like Queen Latifah, More like Nefertiti, I am equal. I am glistening. I am The… Continue reading A Black woman’s daily Affirmation:
"But dear God, I'm here!"- Celie This picture signifies a lot for me. Anyone who truly knows Allahnastevie knows that The Color Purple written by Alice Walker is my all time favorite novel, and by far my favorite Broadway play. The Color Purple means so much to me. It's a story of resilience, perseverance, and… Continue reading I’m here: An update on my 30 day personal challenge and mission in changing my life..
Matthew Vaughn is a 20 year old poet, rapper, song writer, and more from the city of Columbus, Ohio. He currently attends Wilberforce University. He is also a member of Underdog Academy, as well as Maroons Arts Group. I've had the pleasure of meeting Matthew at Wilberforce University. Throughout our shared time at Wilberforce, I've… Continue reading Matthew Vaughn: The poet, the spirit, the tree, the human:
It's time for change. It's time to create the life that I envision for myself. For so long, I've been dealing with depression and anxiety; and I'm tired. Tired of the labels. I'm tired of the same routine. I'm ready to become the young woman that I am destined to be. I'm ready to fulfill… Continue reading A challenge: Meditating, Yoga, Jogging and Journaling.
She had to let go, let God, and breathe. She looked inside herself and fell in love with the idea of being by herself. She cried. Solitude. It finally resonated. Translation. She realized she needed herself. She needed to live for herself Love for herself. Breathe for herself: Fight for herself. Be by herself and… Continue reading Waiting to Exhale: Remember to Breathe..
I say damn girl...look at those soulful and painful eyes of yours. Mysterious. Your sharp bone structure, and high cheek bones. Red undertones. I said look girl. Brown skin that glistens underneath the sun. Breast that sit up, perked to perfection in all its imperfections. Slim figure havin... Red lipstick wearin... Nas listenin... Poem lovin...… Continue reading High Cheek Bones, Red Undertones.. Queen.