That's What She Said

A Lack of Trust

Fake news. Those two words are something most people automatically associate with President Trump and his most cult-like followers. I have come to realize, however, that the toxic message in that phrase has als...

The True Definition of Pride

Dictionary.com defines “pride” as a “high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.” As we celebra...

Living Through Tumultuous Times

When learning about history as a student, I often wondered what it was like to live in the most tumultuous times. Did people realize what was happening around them? And more importantly, why didn’t they do anyt...

Celebrating Diversity

A friend, an African American woman, recently told me the shocking story of how her landlord used the “n” word in her presence. She was dumbfounded, having had only wonderful experiences with this man, who had ...

Atlanta’s LGBTQ Job Fair

There is a hot girl sitting at the bar and you can’t take your eyes off of her. You also realize the rest of the room also sees her, and many of them are considering their approach, so you have to act fast. Doi...

Reaching the Big ‘L’ in the LGBTQ Market

I was asked to be part of a collaborative project with a local PR firm that focuses on the importance of women and their spending power when it comes to advertising. My contribution would incorporate the voices...

The Keys to Keeping Activism Alive

With so much passion for a variety of causes lately, I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about activism and keys to keeping it alive in your life for the long haul: There’s always bad news to find. If ...

Finding My Inner Crazy Cat Lady

It’s been a sad time in my house during this pandemic. First, my 20-year-old cat, Akima, passed away in March and then two months later my mother, Millie Pete, departed as well. Not only have I had to process m...

The Art of Language: Music’s Valuable Teacher

I was about 10 years old when music really entered my soul. That was the time when I would constantly replay songs to master the lyrics so I could stand in front of the mirror with a brush in hand, giving a pas...

Staying Happy During Coronavirus Shut-In

There seems to be a lot of debate about when our lives will, or should, go back to normal. Protesters are feeling like prisoners who are forced to stay inside their homes, while other seemingly more responsible...