I haven't been as "post happy" on social media lately as folks may have gotten used to. When I look back on this time last year, I feel like I was making the effort to flood my friends' timeline with cancer updates and uplifting reflections on my journey. Posting and writing always helped me to... Continue Reading →
First off - sorry it's taken me so long to get this second of three "love letters" written. In the months since my first letter, I've had cancer progression, gotten married, gotten started on the process of building a house, and spent a couple weeks in Atlanta undergoing mistletoe treatment for my cancer. I'm happy... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNSH1pXbUjw Super excited to announce that on September 5, I tied the knot (again) in a beautiful, socially distant outdoor ceremony with my beloved Kevin. The wedding and reception were held on Kevin's brother Don's farm in what feels like an enchanted wooded area. Don's property is right next to where we plan on building... Continue Reading →
It's July 2020, more than 6 months from when I was diagnosed with stage iv breast cancer. I'm sitting on my back porch on this sunny morning, frankly feeling better than I have in years. I've been through stages of coping with this diagnosis in no particular order - pure adrenaline, extreme exhaustion, mourning the... Continue Reading →
As #blacklivesmatter has returned to headline the international stage, I've been watching the stories and trying hard to figure out where my voice fits in to this movement and this moment. If you're like me, you may see these awful events of violence against Black folks recurring all too frequently and wonder to yourself "what... Continue Reading →
My brother Bobby is a talented photographer/videographer with an eye for the amazing. He and his partner Sara formed R&B Productions to share their talent with the world. Their gift to me throughout my cancer battle has been to chronicle my journey through a series of fun videos. Enjoy!
Y'all... Guilty pleasure confession. I LOVE scary movies! The best ones, in my humble opinion, are the ones that heavily examine the interplay between good and evil. Beyond the thrill I get from being scared, I often walk away from those contemplating some of the moral intricacies explored in these films. I watched an interesting... Continue Reading →
I recently saw a beautiful meme on Facebook. Fall colored leaves with the words, “the trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go.” There are things I’ve always liked about the fall, but in that moment I saw a deeper useful beauty in it, and started to recognize in... Continue Reading →