It’s been a year since I last shared stories about our beloved city, New Orleans. I am reaching out to you today to update you on my recent endeavors and apologize for my sudden and lengthy hiatus. The reason for my absence is deeply personal, as I had to prioritize focusing on reuniting with my daughter and grandchildren after years of heart-wrenching estrangement. Continue reading “Escaping the Clutches of a Cult: My Journey to Reunite with My Daughter”
I must find a way to embrace and enjoy the road I am on before succumbing to an inescapable fate. So no matter the second, the hour, the day, or the year I’m going to Ease on Down the road, but this time around, I’m going to make sure and “Carry nothing that might be a load!!
Continue reading Ease On Down The Road in 2022
There I laid in what I thought was my depth of hell, but it was a place of preparation, restoration, reflection, and revelation of the rebirth of myself. Continue reading Reflections and Revelations
Mardi Gras 2021 is canceled, well something very very close to canceled anyway and it’s for our safety, COVID-19… But, Life and love go on, and as y’all know, we live by “Laissez les bons temps rouler” here in New Orleans. Now, let me get my Mardi Gras started so I create more memories, but the new ones will be full of love, fun, excitement, and a few daiquiris! Make sure to grab one before 11pm! Continue reading Mardi Gras Memories
On this day in 1994 I was admitted into Labor & Delivery to be induced labor due to loss of … Continue reading Happy Birthday to my One and Only Son & Happy Birthing Anniversary to Me!!
The issues I had with being defined as “Dark and Ugly” came from people outside our family in the beginning. I was darker one in my family and if subconsciously and if possible in the womb I knew the prettiest girls were lighter with so-called good hair and not girls who looked like me. I wouldn’t truly understand that being dark-skinned with nappy hair meant something bad and ugly until I started school. My short afro puff ponytails were mocked and ridiculed along with my chocolate-colored skin. This would be the beginning of a long journey of questioning who I was, searching for validation, depression all because I was trained to believe that the color of my skin and texture of my hair wasn’t good enough or acceptable, which in turn made me worthless to the world so I thought.
Being the tallest, darkest and nappiest girl was difficult, but it got better, much better. It was like one day I went to the mirror on the wall and she responded, “Girl, the dark-skinned, nappy-headed tall girls are IN! You made it Sista, you are now included in the most beautiful of them all!” I am a Swan now and I have been basking in my lil pond celebrating Me without splashing water on my haters. I actually let them swim with me!
Seriously though, I believe it’s because we became aware of what we were doing to each other. We realized that we fell for the hype of European beauty standards that we allowed it to divide us for years. Continue reading My Nola Life: Growing up Tall, Dark-Skinned with Nappy Hair
Today is Father’s Day, and like some of you, my father is not here on earth, and I miss him … Continue reading Missing My Daddy, George Price on Father’s Day
The funeral for Leah Chase, a chef and civil rights icon, showcased a street culture that continues to flourish in … Continue reading How New Orleans Celebrates Its Dead – The New York Times
My life in New Orleans is filled with days of soulful creativity! The jobs I have taken on since I moved back home are all connected in their various forms of freedom of speech, the use of writing and telling our stories. It’s as if I was written into all the scripts opportunities that have presented themselves upon my arrival. New Orleans is all that I knew she would be. In the midst of my pain, she helps me pin my sorrows of my soul, giving me an outlet of healing and freedom. The warmth of love here far better than vitamin D. You never know I may be on this path for my ultimate role as a movie writer ☺️! Continue reading My Nola Life: Onset of TNT Claws Season 3 and OWN Queen Sugar
If you live in New Orleans or visiting you are sure to feel the holiday spirit flowing throughout the city in addition to the mesmerizing spirit of New Orleans. The air alone will suffocate the feeling of loneliness as it wraps you up into the heart of the city. No matter your faith, you are sure to get caught up in the spirit and take your off feeling lonely. Continue reading What do the lonely do at Christmas
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