The Meaning Of A Heart

February 14, 1984, for Valentine’s Day my mother was waiting for me after school and had a few gifts for me, all of which made me feel special and loved. She gave me the latest People magazine issue because Michael Jackson was the featured story, a heart-shaped stuffed animal, and a baggie of Sour Powers…

Monsters From The Past

*For privacy purposes, the names of this story have been changed In South Central Los Angeles, it was a hot sunny day when a 19-year-old young woman walked out of a neighborhood fast food place with a friend. As they stepped out onto the sidewalk, a tall African American male who had to be at…

New Discoveries Everyday

In one of my previous blogs, I spoke about exercising and rediscovering how my love for dance can lead to weight loss and overall satisfaction with my health and wellbeing. I signed up for #BodyGroove and paid the $79 annual membership. Yes, I like the program, but I have not been eagerly anticipating doing the…

Reflection

Attending college has taught how to reflect on things I read, see, hear, and experience. It taught me how to look at myself with a truthful lens and admit that I have done wrong or right in my life and why. I have come to terms with how judgmental I can be about other people…

Body Image

Body Image has always been an emotional merry-go-round for me. When I was a child, I did not like how my thighs spread when I sat down, I was only eight, and already my self-esteem was nonexistent. A classmate had a pair of purple jeans that I loved and asked my mother to buy me…

2021 What’s Different?

There will be no resolutions this year but instead, set goals for myself. Setting goals is what I did last year as well. These were my goals for 2020: Graduating from Wilmington University by December 2020 (Since I decided to obtain my child advocacy certificate and my degree, I had to take an additional class…