On Dancing: How Representation Can Encourage Black Youth to Turn to Dance

Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn Representation matters. When I was about 4-5 years old I was taken to a dance class in my neighborhood. I honestly can’t recall what happened that day but by the end of the class I know I never wanted to go back again. Fast forward years later when I movedContinue reading “On Dancing: How Representation Can Encourage Black Youth to Turn to Dance”

#Blessed

Even tho I may project My own fears and biases I am #blessed and fulfilled Regardless of how I feel Into my sometimes blurry lenses I Get pushed and pulled back Before my own eyes All I need is a shift A bit of perspective For my hopes and my dreams To ever become clearContinue reading “#Blessed”

The Sky

Versatile is the Sky Reflecting my inner desires Varies in shade and intensity According if it is noon or midnight The Night’s passionate indigo Expects the bright embrace of the pink morning light Unless the stormy clouds Start their impetuous fight Temporarily, that is Cause we all know that in the end It will alwaysContinue reading “The Sky”

#Momentum

Shit’s complicated- but here we are: making the best of it. Beating the odds Breaking records we never knew existed Yet, too often living with restraint Tipi toeing around fragile egos. Their subconsciously know that the Power sipping through our pores must meticulously get washed away by judgement & ever so slightly policed, err’day WithContinue reading “#Momentum”

#OnGrowing

Did we grew apart Or never were aligned? Were we ever asking the right questions? Attempting to ascertain causes For future references. I can’t afford emotionally taxing relationships no more and won’t subject myself to unnecessary burden I now value my time, health and soul too much to stretch anymore of it I regret IContinue reading “#OnGrowing”

#LifeBitsFallingIntoPlace

Isn’t it interesting how life can change so drastically in the space of a few months? How one year you are planning for future tense with someone and the next year you are just here, starting *fresh* cause there is literally nothing left but old pictures and fading memories. You wonder what’s next cause youContinue reading “#LifeBitsFallingIntoPlace”

Daphné 2.0

Life is complex. But does it have to be? I have a hard time to find a balance between straightforwardness, which can sound harsh (and make people feel uncomfortable), and sugarcoating my words. I really admire and look up to those who can confidently manage both qualities simultaneously, without sounding passive-aggressive. Although I grew a lotContinue reading “Daphné 2.0”

#OnLoveAndLustAndEverythingInBetween (Part1)

I sometimes wonder if I will ever fall in Love again. Some days it is obvious I will, others I doubt it very much. Let me reiterate: I wonder if, one day, I will fall into this reciprocated Love that feels so good that nothing seems* to matter anymore, at least for a while. ThatContinue reading “#OnLoveAndLustAndEverythingInBetween (Part1)”

#IfGodExists

#IfGodExists She won’t mind me questioning her existence. #IfGodExists She is waiting on my next move. #IfGodExists She is unapologetically fierce and beautifully honest. #IfGodExists She loves purposely and accepts unconditionally.   She forgives and understands. She accordingly provides. She never doubts and she believes. She judges not and always allows me to wonder ifContinue reading “#IfGodExists”

#AboutPatience

#AboutPatience Every time I felt challenged, I got extremely overwhelmed. Although my life might appear unorthodox for some people, I have been living very comfortable and cautious existence. Here’s the problem: nobody has ever reached the sky by being safe, and the sky is all I’ve been longing for. I’ve been meaning to explore thisContinue reading “#AboutPatience”

#BlameItOnMaxwell.

Once upon a time, we created music, and since then, nothing has ever been the same. There is a great deal of info we can deduct about each other, according to our musical tastes. Music fertilizes ideas, behaviors, shapes our minds, and inspires us. It’s incontestably one of the most powerful tools humans have atContinue reading “#BlameItOnMaxwell.”

#AreYouYou?

  Every once in a while there is a slight shift, some sort of spiritual awakening. Then, one day as you open your eyes, you realize you have been catering to a certain ideal, specific expectations that somehow were not necessarily aligned with your inner self. Deep down you might* have known all along thatContinue reading “#AreYouYou?”

#NeverEnough?

I never feel like I’m enough. I used to be an avid reader growing up and although I still read regularly there are so many others books to be read, so many authors I don’t even know about. I graduated last September. My studies were as challenging than rewarding and I am so grateful IContinue reading “#NeverEnough?”