A lesson for every year of the decade

At the start of this decade I was 19 going on 20. Now, I am a newly minted 30. The sprinting growth and leaps of faith that being 20-something require make life joyful and terrifying. In my 20s, I spent most of my time figuring out my career and building a healthy mental and spiritual foundation. It has been an…

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My favorite theater quotes about freedom

Nowadays celebrating freedom can seem trite since so many people are taking other people's away. On this 4th of July in America, there are children in cages at the southern border, a war with Iran is brewing, our veterans are homeless, and families dread Thanksgiving because of who they voted for. Still, our default setting as humans is freedom and…

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Reaching higher

There is a difference between what we know and what we accept and this year I learned what life looks like when I accept what I know.  Over the past few years, I have been making an effort to live whole-heartedly. Three years ago, I wrote a daily affirmation. Two years ago, I started keeping a journal. Last year, I…

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I quit my job and started my life.

My last day in a traditional 9 to 5 office job was July 31, 2018. I am now pursuing a career as a freelance writer and full-time lover of life. Nowadays, I feel the full range of emotions in a given hour-- fear, joy, excitement, terror, anxiety, confusion and exhaustion. This is the first time since kindergarten that I decide…

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I was featured by Atlanta Daybook!

"When I write a review, it is sometimes the only review, and therefore the only historical documentation that a specific artistic event occurred. I hope to fill the information gap. After all, journalism is in service of the people -- those who are living now and those who have yet to be born." I was recently featured by Atlanta Daybook…

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We don’t need to look to comic books to find black superheroes

When I was in New York a few weeks ago, I saw John Leguizamo's one-man, Broadway show Latin History for Morons at Studio 54. In Morons, Leguizamao is in search of Latin heroes to share with his son, who is bullied for being the only brown kid at his all white private school. As I watched his 90-minute journey through…

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