“Our deepest fear,” wrote Marianne Williamson in A Return to Love, is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”, these words resonated with me as I processed the hateful messages that I received throughout this last week with the announcement of September 12th as “BlackJoy Day” inContinue reading “Face Our Fears Without Flinching”
Good Monday Morning, I chose to post only a few of my photos from the last few months of protest until I believed my audience could find their way with my photos differently. Nowadays we don’t see a protest photo posted every min, so I hope you can see more than anger and frustration but #BlackJoy,Continue reading “Bumping Fist with God”
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Our greatness is older than our oppression. Our community, our people, need us to rise in our purpose to make way for the radical imagination of our youth and honor the lived wisdom of our elders.
The third chapter of Ecclesiastes teaches all things will have a season. As we enact plans of recovery from COVID-19, I hope that we take all the lessons this response season has taught us to have a recovery season that genuinely transforms us all. Physical distancing, while a necessary tool to hinder community spread ofContinue reading “Our Season to Heal”
Today Challenge: Choose to love and forgive yourself. On my walk this morning, I stopped at a water break in Lowell to breathe in the freshness of the air and close my eyes and listen to the water for a few mins. During the mediation, the word regret came up. In-between my breaths, I focusContinue reading “A River of Forgiveness”
Good Morning, Today challenge, do something different. I’ve decided I’m going to fast from sunrise to sunset every Friday, here’s why. My Wednesday Morning truth: Over the past several weeks, I’ve acted like all is good by ignoring my feeling of anger, shame, sadness, depression, and anxiety. I’ve moved like I’m not privileged by complainingContinue reading “A Moment of Reflection”
“Grace, Joy and Faith” Excerpt from my Coffee Table Photography Book Published 2/22/2017 I’ve had a love-hate relationship with joy throughout my life. I have been open to receiving it, I have been fortunate enough to be able to offer it to others, and yet, there have also been those times when I’ve impelled itContinue reading “The Beauty of Us”
A friend asked me to post in writing the prayer I prayed during the Blackjoy launch event and the name of the song and artist that played in the backgroud while I prayed. The name of the song “You Know My Name” by Tasha Cobbs, featuring Jimi Cravity. Heres the link to the song ifContinue reading “The Prayer”
The #BlackJoy inaugural presentation, The Power of Resilience and Joy, held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, featured several performances. Author and actor, Remi Adeleke shared his inspiring story of redemption penned in his compelling autobiography Transformed: A Navy Seal’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to DefyingContinue reading “The Launch”