Shout out to Jay-Z because any dude who uses the hook from Annie’s Hard Knock Life and turns it into a rap anthem is cool in my book. But I digress, July is my birthday month. I am a Cancer who was born in the Year of the Rabbit. I am also turning 44 on Saturday. Gulp. 44 is an awfully big number, y’all. Super big. BIG!!!!!Continue Reading …
Shoulders curved. Head low. Feet shuffling.
I am woman.
Proud bearing. Strong heart. Keen mind.
I am woman.
From the sun-kissed palm trees of Beverly Hills to the snow-capped Rocky Mountains to the blaring horns of New York City to the windy city of Chicago … I have a dream. From the barren deserts of New Mexico to the fields of corn in Kentucky to the coffee aficionados of Seattle to the cotton fields of Virginia … I have a dream. A simple dream that I believe in with my heart and soul, just as Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in his dream.
Forgive my absence but these last couple of weeks have been hard. It feels like we are drowning in bad news, standing at the precipice, where how we choose to move forward will change the course of the world. It’s scary and overwhelming to someone who is trying to cling to the light. Who feels deeply adrift and lost. Torn between images and words of unfathomable hate and outpourings of love and support in the wake of the Orlando shootings. Which do I choose?
Today we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. A man who did so much to advance the civil rights movement, and I wonder what Dr. King would think if he was alive today. Would he be surprised that nearly 50 years after his assassination that there was still so much unrest and work to be done? I’m not sure if he would be surprised but probably a bit sad and still 100% committed to seeing equality.