Girl Reporter

I remember her… She was only fourteen (14), naive, curious, passionate, optimistic, enthusiastic and competitive especially when it came to Literature. Anxiously she sat awaiting Ms. Todd to hand-out the English Lit test papers. Then she came across this poem. Instead of rushing to finish on time or leave before everyone else, it was as…

Disappointment is part of the journey

I haven’t written here in a while (last blog post was five Sundays ago to be exact… my apologies for that.) Sometimes, life tends to get in the way and you have to find/make time to get things done again. So here I am…technically Monday morning making time for what matters most to me: my writing….

A Mother’s Day Prayer

To all mothers My prayer today is for all those who’ve lost their mother. No matter young or old, I know death is something our earthly minds can’t seem to understand. Dear Lord may you comfort them today. I pray for all those who have lost their grandmothers. For they are gone and we are…

If you want cake..Get up and go get it !!!

“That’s my new motto” I told my cousin via iMessage today as I gladly cut into my Kiss Chocolate truffle cake. Though literal, “getting my own damn cake” is now a microcosm of how I live my life and my own sweet little motivation. Let me explain: About a week ago (now let’s try to…

Wanderlust

Do you remember that game we used to play as kids where the goal/intention was to predict one’s future. For the past two decades though I could have sworn the name of the game was “Life”. Apparently its called MASH (thanks Google for making me question everything about my childhood now lol) To jog your…

Who helped me at 2am?

Another Sunday is here and until a few moments ago I didn’t realize that Sundays have unofficially become my 🎉BLOG POST DAY🎉 I started this journey at the end of November 2014 (just the other day) and today March 15th, 2015 marks my 15th post thus far. Golden birthday much? 🎁 Unfortunately I didn’t quite…

I discovered myself in my writing

At twenty (20), an age when most young adults are trying to figure out who they are, my mother gave birth to me. I grew up as an only child, being raised by a single-parent. My mother was a young black woman from a huge poor family. She had thirteen (13) brothers and seven (7)…

Student Empower Literacy Freedom

Student Empower Literacy Freedom, commonly referred to as SELF, is a non-profit, service organization founded by Kay-Marie Fletcher. It is established and driven to motivate, teach and promote the importance of literacy for all in the region. It is designed to diversify literacy and educational opportunities for the youth of this generation and future generations….