An Open Letter to Family, Friends, & Acquaintances about Anti-Racism

I am utterly exhausted, angry, and filled with deep sorrow from having to constantly demand accountability and justice. I am overwhelmed from educating family, friends, and strangers about the never-ending acts of violence against my black and brown brothers, sisters, and siblings. Here's the thing, family, friends, and acquaintances: BEING NICE IS NOT THE SAME … Continue reading An Open Letter to Family, Friends, & Acquaintances about Anti-Racism

“Libb-ed Out”

During an impromptu visit home to Eastern North Carolina in April, one of my dearest friends (and seriously one of my favorite human-beings) asked me if I had been "Libbed Out" by my social work studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. Yup. "Libbed out". I assure you, I was just as confused by the statement as I … Continue reading “Libb-ed Out”

A Mosaic of Sorts: A Divine Conspiracy Comes Full Circle

In August, I had the awesome opportunity to speak to middle school students and leaders about the concept of being "Fearless". Coincidentally, "Fearless" is my personal focus for 2016 and I even wear a Giving Key around my neck with the word inscribed. While speaking to students about being fearless for their upcoming school year, I … Continue reading A Mosaic of Sorts: A Divine Conspiracy Comes Full Circle