Unpacking the Self-Love Ideology

Whenever I think about Self-love, I imagine Julia Roberts riding her bicycle in Europe and eating hella food in “Eat, Pray, Love.” Confession: I love this extremely-white and unrealistic movie for me (she made Europe look so fun). Look, I definitely bought into this whole Self-love movement. I’m all about women’s empowerment and healing but,…

Transformation, 22222 & Divine Guidance

If I’m being honest, these last couple of years have been the most transformative years of my entire life so far. If you think about it, we went from solitude and stillness in 2020 while sifting through rage and anxiety, to movement and the initiation of a new world order in 2021. I think a…

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…

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 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…

The History of You

Think about who you are. Think about where you come from, and then think about me. I cannot fully understand my culture. I cannot go back to my homeland. I cannot speak my own language. I cannot understand yours. I cannot be who I am without knowing where I am from or understanding my roots….