I have a work in progress.
There is work in progress.
I am a work in progress.
I hope to post more Vocal stories than IG stories.
We’ll see how it goes.
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- First Place in Spring Forward Challenge
The Emotional Purge
Getting rid of clothes used to be an exercise in futility. A few years ago, my clothes filled my walk-in closet. When I say "walk-in closet," I mean my living room. My clothes were strewn on a chair. I had set up mobile clothes racks in my living room because I ran out of space in my bedroom closets.
Arlan Hamilton is Disrupting Unconscious Bias in High Finance
Imagine that you're a queer, black woman with no formal business education and that you're asking Silicon Valley insiders to trust you with millions of dollars of their money. Then imagine telling those titans that you're going to invest their money exclusively in companies founded by women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
I'm good with numbers. I can look at a sequence of numbers once and rattle off one hundred digits with one hundred percent accuracy every time. It's a useless trick but it's one that I take pride in.
Stripped and the Cardinal Fire Sign
I'm an Aries so it should be no surprise that one of my favorite albums of all time is Christina Aguilera's Stripped. The album has the zodiac's cardinal fire energy running through it. If you listen to the following five songs from the album, you'll learn a lot about Aries women.
5 Lessons From Writing a 5-Story Series on Vocal
I challenged myself to write five related but completely freestanding stories over the span of two weeks for Vocal's Little Black Book Challenge. I'm not going to lie, it was harder than I expected. It was also rewarding to send each the stories, one after another, to Vocal for consideration.
Pay It Forward, Book 5: The Sage
My life ended over 40 years ago but I didn’t die. New York City was different then, grittier and more dangerous. Mobsters ruled the streets so I kept to myself.
Pay It Forward, Book 4: The Conductor
My body was failing me. I was twenty-one years old. I was in the country's best conservatory. I was a star in my music program. My body not obeying my mind felt like betrayal.
Pay It Forward, Book 3: The Artist
After a lifetime of seeking perfection, all it took was one lapse in judgment to change everything. I took one pill and the edgy nervousness that was my constant companion disappeared. I finally felt free.