Some Reflective Thoughts on 2020.

As the year comes to a close, many thoughts fill the inside of my skull. The first being an epiphany, “I survived.” The other being the phrase: “I am grateful.” It’s hard for me to gauge where to start when thinking about all we have endured this year. It has been a year of pain,…

Honoring, You.

A song that’s been on repeat for me is called “Enough” by Kelela, ft. Ahya Simone. As she sings into my ears while the harp follows her melodies, I can’t do anything except feel at peace. She whispers towards the end, “Just hold on… hey” and it plays through my ears like a distant lullaby-…

Under the Lemon Tree

“Mom, I think Blaze has a tumor on his behind,” I say lifting up his tail.  He always sits there in the sun, his black-mahogany coat shining. He always looks so stoic sitting under the lemon tree in my backyard. Blaze has been my best friend, confidant and personal cuddle buddy for ten years now. …

Reflections

As we go through this pandemic, millions of thoughts have passed through our minds. I can only tell my story about how I’m dealing with it– but it’s going rather well? I think a lot what I’m feeling in terms of emotions has manifested through a creative lens. Also, a grateful attitude. I’ve been lucky…

YEAH I MISS THE HOMIES!

I got the blues because of this pandemic. I’m constantly scrolling through old videos, stomping around the house in my booted heels and drinking wine every night just to feel something. I miss being out until 4 a.m. damn near every day of the week. San Francisco feels so far away, but that place will…

Married 2 the Music

If you know me, you know I live and breathe music. I’m addicted to hearing sounds and of course a smooth beat. I can talk for hours about how I’m married to it. Being a musician now, I have a different love and appreciation for the art. Whenever I put on my headphones, it’s like…

Stream of Consciousness Archives

May 7th, 2019  Is true that we overcompensate for what we lack? It makes sense to be this way. I try to understand why but I can’t figure. I figured that I am everything I need but it doesn’t make sense to feel so uneven. A balance that I long for, in balance I lack….

  I can;t imagine a life with such covenant terms. A life untainted yet sprinkled with atrocities and a tinge of in-genuine gestures. Wish I was without a doubt the happiest I;ve ever been. Broken into run-on sentences and managing to speed up the pace. A summer in San Francisco turns into months that turn…

Archives: photo diary 1

This is a photo series of me being who I am and enjoying life with some friends. I hope you like it! I also made a song to go with, play it while you scroll through these photos. Luv Ashante ❤

I Can’t Walk In Heels

I used to think that life was so full of colors, bright oranges, sincere yellows and pink. I used to think that going from living at home to living with someone you barely know wasn’t so bad. I dreaded the times when my mom would bust open the door and force me to tell her…