New New Format!

If you read my previous post, you understand that I have been gone for quite some time (about 2 months). I was burning the candle at three ends and I had to let go of something. I realize that seriously affects the momentum I had, but hard work can build it back. I believe in … Continue reading

Sweet Sacrifice!

Sweet Sacrifice!

I’ve been gone for a while on a much needed hiatus from writing. As much as I hated starting a blog and having to leave it, it was necessary. My hiatus was full and great news came in the midst. More on that later…my hiatus was a big sacrifice. In fact I learned more about … Continue reading

Prayers with Boston

I had a completely different thing to write about this morning, but I am very solemn. No one should be terrified to attend a race or a parade, but now we are in high alert. I pray that we find peace and calm in the future. No more mass shootings. Enough is enough.

You Validate Your Experience

Well I am currently enjoying spring break. Yesterday was Easter, a big day on the Christian calendar. It is actually the day most Christians feel unstoppable and able to “prove” their religion. Yet, something I learned this week is only YOU can validate your religious experience. Constantly looking outward for affirmation will leave your faith … Continue reading

Hip Hop Activism

Hip Hop Activism

One of the things I love about hip hop is the culture. When I was young, around middle school, I still hadn’t heard a single rap lyric. I know, hard to believe, but my mom didn’t play it. In middle school though, all of the students were listening to rap, heavy metal, or punk rock. … Continue reading

This is Equality, This is Justice

This is Equality, This is Justice

The Supreme Court is hearing two cases on same sex marriage this week. One case is challenging the legality of California’s vote against Proposition 8 (all couples can marry regardless of sexual orientation). The second case is challenging equal rights of same sex couples and married couples as far as being an executor of the … Continue reading

Shaming Pregnant Teens?

Shaming Pregnant Teens?

A few weeks ago, I came across a discussion on Twitter about new teen pregnancy ads in NYC. I looked up the ads and saw that they were very blunt and to the point. For some background, New York City ranks 11th in the nation for teen pregnancy. That is pretty high, but there are … Continue reading

Silence of Religious Leaders

Silence of Religious Leaders

Events are happening around the country. Riots in Brooklyn, Steubenville rape trial, sexual abuse and assualt trials in the military, 6 month old shot in Chicago, and many other events that aren’t even reported nationally. In each of these events, there has been an expectation that people in the religious community and celebrities should step … Continue reading

The Desert

The Desert

I’m in a really weird, spiritual place right now. Most people say they’re in the “desert” when they’re angry at God or feel far from God. Quite the contrary for me…I feel spiritually overwhelmed. I’m unsure of what direction to take because I have such high demands going on at the same damn time! Here … Continue reading