A 80TH Birthday Celebration

Each time I thought about attending the party, I felt like I was on the verge of a panic attack. An internal tug of war was taking place. I was doing it again. Once again, I allowed myself to be conflicted at the expectation and request of a loved one. I still struggled with saying […]

Unapologetic Part 2 (repost)

The threats are reeling in. The vile and insensitive remarks are endless, the accusations, and assumptions are piling on and the questions are many! I have gone and done the unthinkable, the inexcusable, and the unforgivable. I spoke and am speaking my truth! I promised myself I would refrain from writing angry but recent occurrences cause me to want to vent a little.

Unapologetic Part 1 (repost)

I lost my innocence to a cousin on a bedroom floor, raped repeatedly for years by my grandmothers husband and was touched inappropriately by an uncle all between the ages of 5 and 16.

Coming Soon… MASKED!

AS PROMISED: HERE IT IS! – The official preview of MASKED!   MASKED! – A JOURNEY 2 FREE/ST. THOMAS EVENTS SERIES…. Though these interviews were extremely difficult to get through, I had to follow through with divine instructions, because the word needs to get out. We MUST SPEAK AND REASSIGN THE SHAME! The shame victims/survivors […]

J2F Awakened Retreat

Dear friends and supporters of J2F, PLEASE, SUPPORT THIS CAMPAIGN… https://www.gofundme.com/Journey2Free-Awakened-Retreat We are seeking to raise funds to host the 2nd annual Journey2Free¬†Awakened Retreat. J2F Awakened Retreat is a 3 day, 4 night retreat geared to empowering 30-35 girls ages 10-16 to reassign the shame and speak about the traumas sustained from being sexually abused, […]

Have I Ever Loved?

“To love others you must first love yourself” Leo Buscaglia Cliches are common, I have been known to repeat a few, a good cliche used correctly can help you to drive home a point and change the direction of a conversation. Some cliche’s however, like the one highlighted above for me, just never took. I […]

Starting A New…

I faltered by the way, but that’s okay! I am giving myself permission to start again! I haven’t written a blog post in months. I justified my actions by convincing myself that life, the demands of motherhood and the various projects I took on got in the way. Truth is, though life and work were […]

Dearest Grandma…

For years I was asked not to speak about being raped by my maternal grandmothers husband for the sake of protecting my grandmother. Her daughters had grown up with this fear that her husband would have killed her had THEY spoken out about him raping THEM. So, when grandma’s husband turned his gaze upon me […]

Lessons: A Box of Plantains

Walked into a grocery store earlier tonight in search of a few Jamaican items. I knew this particular store carried the needed items so I made the trip. I went in for plantains amongst other things hoping to make my son some porridge in the morning. Already in a bit of a mood I approached […]