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Indy’s Activism, Economy & Art

I’m back after a  blog sabbatical. This past weekend I went to The Black Farmer’s Market at the Indianapolis Urban League. Let me start the blog by saying this, I’m so proud of the organizers of this event and so many others coming down the pipeline. Organizations like The Black Farmer’s Market, Don’t Sleep, the…… Continue reading Indy’s Activism, Economy & Art

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Danger: Brick Wall Ahead

Hitting a brick wall HURTS, but what happens when you hit the same wall over and over? You find yourself tired, bloodied and looking for a way to stop hurting. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein I’ve always had this drive to have more. To…… Continue reading Danger: Brick Wall Ahead

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Women’s March: Lessons for my Niece

Last Saturday, the women of the United States sent a message to Donald Trump and his administration…WE’RE NOT GOING BACK! Those of you who know me know I’m really quiet about my activism. My activism is to help those in need and support what and when I can. As big and bad as I may…… Continue reading Women’s March: Lessons for my Niece

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Confessions of a Binge Eater

I sit at my desk at the corner of vulnerability and exasperation. This year as everyone starts their weight loss resolution, I start a resolution to have a healthy relationship with food. You see I’m a binge eater. While I put on a smiling face in public and seem to have my life somewhat together, I’m…… Continue reading Confessions of a Binge Eater

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A Dream in Birmingham

What’s there to write that hasn’t already been written about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? So to honor him on this day, I will share some quotes from his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. “Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. Anyone who lives inside the US can never be considered an outsider anywhere in the country” “All too…… Continue reading A Dream in Birmingham