Protect Your Peace

Protect your peace. I say these words to my daughter this week as she texts me that she’s having a horrible day. I say it to her as a talisman as she gets on the bus each morning heading to school, surrounded by other people’s energy and other people’s issues. I hold it in my […]

You’re a Queen Bee If…

“They ask me what I do and who I do it for” 2 Chainz Some of the most prolific words ever written. Fight me. Who do I do THIS work for? The space holding, the bullshit repelling, the truth telling, the magic whispering, the spirit channeling, the boss walking, the love pushing, the badass modeling, […]

On Grief and Love

When I wrote about leaning into love the other day, there’s a critical piece that I missed. The other part of why we shy away from joy. Yes, there’s the foreign-ness of happiness in a world that’s often weary for a black woman. Yes, there’s the guard we have up because being on the constant […]

Thursday Night at Sissy’s: Solo Dates

There is something about the experience of eating alone that’s indescribable. The sounds of laughter. The sense of home and nostalgia floating on the melodies of blues in the background. The thick love in the room that holds you as the invisible air blanket lifting an airplane and anchoring it to the sky. The deliciousness […]