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Scarier than Ghosts and Goblins...

The scariest moment of my life was how and when I became a teen mother.  Almost equally scary (upsetting, embarrassing, devastating...) was when I learned that my teenager was about to become a father.  As Halloween approaches, I want…
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Today is Launch Day SO I'm About to Take Off!

After six years of speaking full-time as a professional speaker... I am so excited to announce that I am now a speaker with the agency, ForCollegeForLife! Although I speak on several life skills topics and issues related to being…
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If I Live to See 97...

"Summer, can you brang me my earrings?" For two weeks I had the privilege of having my grandmother stay with me. She hadn't made the ride to Memphis to stay with me in nearly four years, but this time on my visit to see her she finally said…
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5 Lessons I (Re)Learned in 2018

In less than a week we will say goodbye to 2018 forever. But we say hello to 2019- a new year and another chance. As I reflect on the past year, I think about the roller coaster of emotions I felt (as I do every year). I think about some…
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3 Necessary Steps to Take to Level Up

Level Up: To make a move in your life or career for the better. Today I had the honor of serving as a panelist at an awesome conference held by my friend and visionary, Cynthia Daniels. The Level Up conference had everything a professional…
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20 Years of Sisterhood, 20,000 AKA's in Houston, and 20 Lessons Learned

This past May I celebrated 20 years of being a member of a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. About half of my line sisters flew into Punta Cana, DR from all over the country to celebrate the momentous occasion. We reconnected, reminisced,…
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Going Places...A Life-Changing Trip

When we started the S.O. What! Foundation's STEP-OUT (Self-esteem, Teamwork, Exposure, Personal development-Overcome, Understand, Triumph) program, I knew I wanted to take the special kids in our program on a flight to Washington, DC. Why?…
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Chapter 39- Celebrate Your Life While You Have It

If you've been following my blog for any amount of time or just know my story, then you know my birthdays are "special". Yes, everyone's birthday is special, but my birthday is also the anniversary of the day I got pregnant by someone I did…
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The Most Important Person to Love

I can remember being in high school seeing girls getting flowers and stuffed animals at school on Valentine's Day. In college, more of the same. My friends often got gifts and went on dates, but I didn't. Sometimes it bothered me, but most…