Free-ish

“Oooh, girl, no, Amsterdam is the sunken place.” She seemed serious and said this with a shake of her head but, at the time, I...

Waking Up to Never

For over a year, I’ve been in a relationship that I never would have imagined myself accepting.  Maybe I should have known after the...

Why I Can’t, and Won’t, Trust You

  A little over a month ago, I resigned from a job that would have killed me. It would have been slow. It would have taken...

Souls Afire

I teach in one of the most culturally and socioeconomically diverse communities in the entire city of Chicago. My school is located where the...

Losing Tata

I fumble when buttoning my father’s shirt. He is about to go for another appointment at the local hospital. A man who has...

Embracing Singledom in your Mid-Twenties

You are killing it – reveling in your mid-20s, New York City-style singledom. You are dancing with gorgeous strangers on the crowded dance floor...

Fearless

I should let you know that I hate that word – maybe not the word, maybe just the way you use it on me. “Fearless” Because I do not...