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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…
Sisterhood: AKA
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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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Me in Joplin was No Accident and No Coincidence

As with every invitation I receive to speak, I am honored and excited. I love sharing my story because I have been so blessed to see audiences light up when I share it. And it feels amazing to see people line up to talk to me afterwards. My…
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There’s a Stranger in My House

This Wednesday topped my adventures with squirrels at my house. But let me tell you why I wasn't totally freaked out when I saw a squirrel's tail hanging from my dryer vent. One winter morning two years ago just after Christmas, I came out…
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Numb and Fine are the Same, Right?

Last night I finally got to watch my recorded episode of Scandal. I had been traveling for the past two weeks and missed the one and only show I watch faithfully. My son and I took a road trip to Kentucky where we spent Thanksgiving with…