“Familiar Stranger”

Where did you come from?

Where have you been?

Are you the one I have been waiting for

or are you here for the purpose of growing into a close friend?

I feel a distinct energy between I and you

I feel that you know of this energy that I am speaking of too.

You are what I need without my asking of it

You know just what to say

And you are never overbearing, coming and going as you may.

I have only known you for a short while but time seems to have me fooled.

For I am sure that I have met you before, in some


familiar world.

“It Takes Time”

I find my fingers start to travel to the thread between you and I. 

I always wait for those three grey bubbles to pop up. 

But they don’t. 

I’m waisting my time here. 

I’m waisting my mind here. 

We don’t belong and I have to get used to that. 

“It takes time.” 


“Moonđź”´” by Tan-Asia D. Council

“It’s Okay”

I have to learn that my voice matters. And that it’s ok to speak up. 

Do not allow others to silence you.
What you have to say is important.

September 24

“Power” by Tremon R. Mcgrant

Critical Studies

I believe that I owe it to the critical studies course I’m taking this fall…my wealth of epiphanies lately. As the semester starts to level out and come into some sort of “groove”, I find myself mellowing.

The summer days are what make me the happiest. I hate the winter. I hate the cold. Although it is not the winter season quite yet, the month of September, every year, reminds me of whats to come.

The winter.

My soul is worried but at the same time hopeful and excited. I must remind myself every single day that He’s on my side. And that I am not alone in this fight.

What am I fighting for exactly?

Is it financial freedom? Status? Success? Acknowledgement? Family?


A constant thought races anxiously through my mind of late:

“I always feel like I’m running from something.”

The running ends here. I am here to stay.


After May 4, 2017 at 7:16pm my life was changed forever. And it may sound a little dramatic with the way that I’m describing the story but thats because it is indeed pretty dramatic for me. I’ve wanted my entire life to be apart of this “sisterhood” and now that I am, the amount of praise and thanks that I give to God is unlimited.

The blood, sweat, and tears that I put in the previous semester was well worth it.

I am proud of my progress, things that I have accomplished, and the people that I have met along the way of the journey to this exact moment.

I intend to graduate from Spelman College with a bachelor’s degree in the year 2019 and continue to pursue my many different passions. The opportunities that will be surrounding me in the coming Fall semester are endless and I have no one to thank for those opportunities except The Most High.

Thank you mom for pushing me to be the best that I can be.

Thank you dad for teaching me to never be a follower, but a leader instead.

Thank you Savon for being my humor when I need it most. No matter what.

Thank you Qualik for being my arguing buddy at the house.

Thank you Larry for being there.

Thank you Chaz, for sharing your room with me from time to time.

Thank you to my many many cousins and close friends that have also supported me along the way.

I love you. Everything that I do is for you.