I can’t imagine being in a parent in that room, onlooking a video screen which depicts my daughter along with more than 250 others Nigerian young ladies whom bear statuette grim looks on their faces. The heads of the daughters are adorned in morbid grey scarves that mirror the bleakness of the situation. These parents feel … Continue reading
The National Institute for Justice and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one out of every six American women has either been completely raped or attempted to be raped at one time in her life. They institute also finds that over half of these rapes will not be reported. Of those reported, only one … Continue reading
I woke up this morning to find that the outdoors had been covered by a heavenly white blanket of snow. It was immediately followed by a slew of text messages and calls informing me that the city had pretty much shut down. My response- YAY SNOW DAY!!!!!
You had no way of knowing a bullet would have pierced your body the night of Feb. 20, 2012 causing your last breaths to escape from your body, your chest to rise and fall for the last time and your heart to no longer produce the rhythm of life. All you wanted was some skittles … Continue reading
When I hear an African American child say with a matter-of-fact tone that Martin Luther King Jr. freed the slaves, I can’t help clutch my heart with distress. The ignorance of black history is disheartening. However, hearing from our own youth is downright painful. I can only imagine that this lack of knowledge stems from … Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading
As an artist I am always looking for ways to inspire others with my work. This venture is my way of bridging the gap between my photography and the fashion world. With digital art, I take my images to create daily wearable inspirations of faith, hope, love, peace and joy for young, fashionable women.
The whole world is in mourning after the news that South African revolutionist Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela died Dec. 5 at age 95 in his home. Over the last few days we have heard lots about the life and achievements of a man who spent 27 years in prison due to his opposition of apartheid then went … Continue reading
Graffiti is the voice of the streets. This piece appears off of U Street in Washington D.C. It is a culmination of the job plight, gay pride, and African American pride and women rights.
A few weeks ago I turned 25. As this life landmark approached, instead of growing excited for this momentous day, I found myself indulging in many sessions of self-doubt. I doubted my worth because I was a young lady in my mid-20s who had not reached a single of my goals. As a matter of fact, I … Continue reading