• I’m Human.

    I feel like such a hypocrite as I put together the workshop on suicide prevention for my nonprofit. I was asked before whether or not I had thoughts of suicide. Each time I was asked this my answer was always “no” After watching a Ted Talk done by someone who attempted suicide I realized I shouldn’t be ashamed of my truth. That’s what I was ashamed. I remember in college when I was feeling helpless I sought a counselor. I admitted to a friend why I was seeing a counselor, and immediately he expressed how bad he felt, and each day he made sure to check in with me. I…

  • International Literacy Day

    “Once you learn to read, you will forever be free.” – Frederick Douglass. I can’t imagine my life without being able to read. It’s an escape, it’s a high and most importantly my freedom. Every teacher no matter the subject is responsible for including literacy in their daily lessons. It’s up to us to change the world. #internationalliteracyday #education #internationalauthors

  • Three things you should know about me.

    I live to discover I live to create I live to cultivate I’ve always felt like I didn’t fit in anywhere. Either, I was too cool or too nerdy, too sporty or too prissy. I think middle school was the closest I have ever been to being part of a clique. I’m a loaner but I’m social. My mother used to say to me “child, you talk too much, you never shut up”, (a saying from the mother land, I would assume) yet, I can sit in my home for a week without any contact from the outside world. After my mother passed away, although I was an adult, I…