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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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Guest Post: Traveling to Taste African American Wines

Some people take trips for family events, to exotic locales or just to get away and recharge. I travel for those reasons too, but I also travel to taste wine. Wine, you ask? Yes and not just any wine; quality, premium wines made by Black vineyards and vintners. Right there I lost a lot of…… Continue reading Guest Post: Traveling to Taste African American Wines

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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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Netflix & Chill: A Time to Adore

I’m an ambivert. I think that’s a real term. I saw it on Facebook once and it described me perfectly. You know if it’s on social media, it has to be true. I’m a big heap of extrovert with a good portion of introvert. So when the term “Netflix and Chill” was coined, to me…… Continue reading Netflix & Chill: A Time to Adore

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A Hollywood Gesture

It’s not unusual for a relationship to dangle on a fishing line. If you’re anything like me your swimming technique sucks, but it’s enough to keep your head above water. That’s how I feel about dating. The universal nuisance for most single women is the constant reminder of being single during Valentine’s season. It’s advertised…… Continue reading A Hollywood Gesture

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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