Thirty days ago, I opened all my social media accounts and deleted them one by one. As I slowly removed myself from my pages, I couldn’t help but think about how much I’ve evolved over time. I scanned pictures, read messages, often times laughed at some funny memes, I admired well-crafted messages I posted for... Continue Reading →
25 powerful photos of Chicago’s Women’s March (2017)
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2017 Will Find Me Taking a New Approach to an Old Dream!
With the new year right around the corner, everyone is reflecting on what they want to do differently. So many are caught up in changing the way they look and living a healthier life. I am no exception. I'm turning fifty in 2017 and you best believe that I want to be fifty and fabulous,... Continue Reading →
In 2017, I’m looking forward to embracing CHANGE!
Living in 2016 taught me how to release the right amount energy to achieve goals. After midnight on December 31, 2015, I knew the year would be something to remember. Why? Because I was turning 50 in six months. My plans were to live life to the fullest and embrace whatever challenges in my path.... Continue Reading →
Working while African American WOMAN
Recently, I was immersed in deep dialogue about race, class, and gender and the word microaggressions came up. I sat quietly waiting for examples because I secretly didn’t quite understand the exact meaning. It turns out; I’ve experienced a shit load of microaggressions in my life. Too many to count. Drifting in and out of the conversation,... Continue Reading →
The first time I volunteered at Chicago’s Marathon was sensational!
Sisters in Touch invited me out to volunteer at Chicago’s Marathon 2016, sponsored by Bank of America. The night before, I said a quick prayer asking for the best experience I can imagine. Well, I got that. My journey began meeting Michelle, the organizer for Sisters in Touch. Walking to Chicago’s CTA, Michelle and I... Continue Reading →
Death of the Old School Hustlers
“I need both in my life. A professional legitimate hustler.” The other day I did a question of the day on my Facebook page and in a couple of Facebook groups. I asked if you preferred your mate to be a professional or be a hustler. Immediately, I saw the difference between the younger generation... Continue Reading →
Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Coping With Workplace Dysfunction
"Weigh your options carefully, keeping your peace and sanity at the forefront of the decision." Picture this. You read a job announcement and it seems like you have just hit the jackpot. You submit an application, get called in for an interview and consequently land the job. Everything is going great in the initial... Continue Reading →