Longing for Belonging

To everyone who feels like a misfit, Maybe, it's because you see other people's eyes glaze over whenever you try to share something that you're passionate about. Maybe, it's because every time you attend a social event, it reminds you of the pit you felt in your...

I’m a white girl, but all my role models are black women

My role models are courageous women throughout history I’ve read about in books. They are artists, entrepreneurs, friends, and women who have influenced my genealogy research skills.

I’m a white girl, but all my role models are black women.

Be ye therefore perfect

I don’t know when the first time was that I heard that scripture in a talk or lesson in church as a child, but I remember how it made me feel. I felt discouraged and inadequate. I wanted to

When you don’t live up to your potential

My friend is a stay-at-home mom. She spends her time volunteering at her children’s schools, and matching endless pairs of socks. She has a law degree from Duke. Another friend is a tattoo-covered recovering addict with a rap sheet, seasonally employed as landscaper. He’s a genius.

What happens when you don’t live up to your potential? More importantly, how…

My Utopian Fantasy

Settings vary slightly. Bare feet anchored to the mat, I twist my body to mimic the the Yogi’s form and align chakras. Re-positioning feet on the sailboat. Greek air rumbles past my ears like the soothing rhythm of a box fan. No matter where I am, I am usually

How to have your best family vacation ever

Growing up as a child with divorced parents, I looked forward to the day that I would be able to have the kind of family vacation I always wanted. More than spending a lot of money, or traveling to an exotic location, I wanted to experience a vacation with a mom and dad that loved each other. I wanted to feel

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