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5 Kids' First Flights and Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

​It's Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday! As a 17 year-old high school student moving to Memphis, TN for college, I had no idea that Memphis would be my home for at least the next 20 years. And ignorantly, I didn't know the depth of…
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Contently Walking Into Church- Single on the First Sunday of 2019

As I walked into church with my friend Bilicia today- the first Sunday of the new year- I reflected on all the different ways I had walked into church (and when I didn't) over my life. When I was a little girl, my best friend Shauna always…
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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…
Summer Owens Speaker, Author, S. O. What! Success Coach
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Blasts (Blogs) from the Past. Gifts for the Present.

As we round out 2018 and I finish the update of my new site (stay tuned), I am reflecting on just how long I've been blogging and sharing my life in hopes of helping others with theirs. Very few people saw my initials blog posts, but the information…
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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?…

Proud to Be a Memphian #MLK50

Today is a huge day for the city of Memphis. I am with my 96-year-old grandmother in Jackson, but she was living in Memphis on this day 50 years ago. She recalls being at the laundromat the moment Dr. King was shot and killed. She talks about…