I write things sometimes. Tips are always appreciated.
Colors of Liberty
Red A nation birthed from the desire to be free The color of pale men who didn't belong in the African sun The blood spilled to preserve an identity untouched by a new world
The trial of Calvin Jamison was all anyone was talking about those days. It was as if he had just killed his best friend the day before but in reality, it had been almost a year.
The Spider and The String
Kids are often credited with being the most imaginative beings on the planet, but I've learned that parents can be just as creative as well. For centuries and possibly millennia, parents have made up bedtime stories to not only send kids off to dreamland, but also to teach them valuable lessons. During the early 2000s, my mom was one of those parents who filled my childhood head with stories and sparked my love for storytelling.
Stories By LGBTQIA+ Vocal Creators & The Perfect Songs To Go With Them
Every time a new challenge is announced on Vocal that interests me, I jump at the chance to enter. That's the logical thing to do, right? And the most recent challenge that asked Vocal+ members to create a Pride Playlist seemed right up my alley considering that my playlists are full of songs by LGBTQIA+ artists. So I did what anyone would do in that moment and submitted my entry.
D.C. in July
Does July beckon to dreamers at night? Do trains only keep explorers waiting? Standing still in thick air and soft moonlight,
A Mother's Love in Her Mother Tongue
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” ‒Nelson Mandela
The pitter patter of rain on my window reminded me of you Lazy afternoons in bed and movies that watched us Turning the radio down to see through blurred windshields
Things I’ve Had To Tell My Black Nephew While Taking a Walk
“Don’t move your arms so much.” “Don’t stop there.” “Don’t walk so far ahead of me.” “Don’t make eye contact with that man.”