Discovering, Becoming My True Self

Discovering, Becoming My True Self

So today I’m going to get personal. I’m going to try to be brave. I’m going to speak my truth. I’m going to free myself.

Every once in a while, I suffer from depression, anxiety takes over my mind, body, and soul, and my insecurities keep me from being who I long to be.

Day by day, I’m making an effort to push through, to see the beauty in the struggle, to discover what it looks, feels and tastes like to be me. Continue reading “Discovering, Becoming My True Self”

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Why & How You Should Stop Judging Yourself

Why & How You Should Stop Judging Yourself

I don’t know about you, but I’m EXTREMELY hard on myself!

If I’ve had an awkward exchange with a stranger, should have said something to someone but didn’t, or said something that I didn’t need to say, I feel guilty almost immediately.

I start to wonder if I am really this nice, sweet and compassionate person that I think I am, and who others describe me as. Continue reading “Why & How You Should Stop Judging Yourself”

She IS (A Poem)

She IS (A Poem)

Sweet as honey, wrapped in soul, wisdom and truth.

A Black butterfly, with nothing to prove.

Words shine light on her heart’s deepest cries.

She’s a blank canvas. Masterpiece in quiet. Continue reading “She IS (A Poem)”

10 Words to Affirm Self-Love

10 Words to Affirm Self-Love

For most of my life, I’ve struggled with the way I look. I remember sitting in my parent’s bedroom as a child, on their bed, crying and asking, begging God to do a miracle and make my skin lighter.

When I woke up the next morning and looked in the mirror I was angry, sad and irritated. God knew the pain I experienced because of my chocolate, melanin-rich, sun-kissed skin. He made me this way and saw the way people teased me, called me ugly and how awkward I felt. He made me this way and He refused to change it.

I didn’t understand it and I refused to accept it. I grew up in a predominately white neighborhood, and at the time there were only one or two Black families around (including mine). Continue reading “10 Words to Affirm Self-Love”