I Want Everyone to Like Me

I Want Everyone to Like Me

I’ve been holding back all of my life. Trying to fit an impossible mold that changes depending on who I’m with and what they think. I remember staying true to myself, when black was my favorite color in fifth grade. I saw the strange looks and the uncomfortable laughs...
A Letter to my Guardian Angel

A Letter to my Guardian Angel

My grandmother taught my mother love so she could teach me how to care for people. My grandmother taught my mother faith so she could teach me how to believe. Gee Gee* paved the way for me to have a life full of love, kindness and belief. But she didn’t stop...
Empathetic Wisdom

Empathetic Wisdom

Empathy is peering into the soul of another person and knowing their joy or agony through a quick look in their eyes. Empathy understands with or without similar experience what someone is feeling. Empathy resembles an opportunity: the opportunity to explain to...
The Day I Accepted Myself

The Day I Accepted Myself

I am all for finding deeper meaning in life. I believe in a God and I believe that this life is larger than me. I want to understand the world and understand my life. What I don’t want to do is keep searching for reasons or searching for deeper meaning in things...