This summer--the beginning of my unforseen hiatus--I went to visit many places across the east coast. During my travels, I told myself, the summer would not be worth it, if I did not perform a poem at every location. I could not connect with a location when I went to visit New York, so I created one. The links you see below are a series of poetry vlogs filmed from a place of deep determination
Sometimes you have to pull back layers to get to the core un-bandage the wound to treat the sore strengthen those wings, so you can soar dive deeply so you can touch the ocean's floor quiet yourself, so you can listen sit still, so you can read breathe in, so you can receive take a … Continue reading On learning to control the fire
I've been moving a mile a minute y'all, and I know I am not the only one. I am confident that many other dream catchers understand thoroughly what I mean, when I say the work pile never lightens and the fire never decreases. Nonetheless, there is a way to handle a life filled with many … Continue reading How to: Handle a Loaded Plate.
Hey ya'll. I've been missing this space, but I'm back and better than every. Now for the nuts and berries. I was finding that I had a nasty habit of choosing to date the same type of man over and over. I had an affinity for cheating, hoe ass Hotep f&%k boys and artsy dudes. … Continue reading HOW TO: Change your type in Men
I'se tired. I'm not going to lie to ya. For the past ten months I have been working very hard in all three areas of my life-- love, scholarship, and creativity. I have been pouring onto my students, working diligently on my studies in graduate school, and performing and sharpening my craft as a performing … Continue reading Gone fishing– but not forgetting.
Greetings good people. I am back like I never left. Only, I did leave. I've been in a motivational and emotional valley-funk. It stunk. The area I was currently in smelled like a boundless pit of despair. For the last few weeks, I had not felt like myself. I had not felt like doing anything … Continue reading The bottom line is you get no where without a spiritual practice.
I'll keep it all the way hot. I'll keep it a whole 400 degrees fahrenheit. I have not been moved to blog. I have not been moved to especially work on any art or liberation related work. Here lately I've been feeling as if the work that I have been doing was all in vain, … Continue reading Visionaries: Fruit don’t grow overnight
I was having a conversation with one of my girlfriends about the nuances, facets, and implications of dating in this era. I cannot seem to get away from these heartfelt conversations, but I'm not mad because they fill be with vigor and vitality. For example, after this conversation with my friend, I was left with … Continue reading Say: I’m Everything.
Last year, I was working in the worst work environment known to man. I am sure of it. I was working with a band of snakes that all seemed to work together to purge out light and selfishly climb the corporate ladder. What made matters worse was this environment was a school of which the … Continue reading Professionalism: Combating snakes in the grass at work
About a year ago when I had a consistent suitor---for like three weeks, I wrote a song called "God in Me" It went something like, "I got men falling in love with the God in me, God in me...." The suitor--he was kind, but broken. He was still trying to find his place in the … Continue reading Dating: Men falling in love with the God in me