Wednesday , 23 July 2014

My Life

The Accidental Activist

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ac·ci·den·tal [ak-si-den-tl]: (a) 1. happening by chance or accident; not planned; unexpected. ac·tiv·ist [ak-tuh-vist]: (n) 1. an especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause, especially a political cause. (a) 2. of or pertaining to activism or activists. 3. advocating or opposing a cause or issue vigorously, especially a political cause. I never thought the word activist described me. Passionate? Hell yes. Determined? I think so. But an activist? ... Read More »

My Maya

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There are people that are put on this earth for the purpose of feeding others. I have always felt that’s what Maya was here to do. Yes, to live her life but man, I know so many women whose spirit has been fed by the words weaved together from experience, wisdom, joy and pain that it is hard to fathom ... Read More »

Mami’s Magic: Capturing the Special Moments

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I’m always at odds with myself as to what I should share with you all. You might not know this looking through my Facebook page or my Instagram feed. I’ve gotten the question about sharing/oversharing/etc. While I don’t feel the need to explain my every action, I had some moments this past weekend that brought this thought of sharing to ... Read More »

Bottling Up the Sexy

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I am very cautious when I interact with a man. On a personal level, I’ve always been careful and made sure I had boundaries and the appropriate level of disclosure/etiquette when it came to dealing with a man. Unfortunately for me, I’m pretty comfortable chit chatting and talking to dudes. And while I am not out there with the tits ... Read More »

The Blood Moon

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I tried staying up last night. But as the time ticked, so did I. Why don’t I have a telescope?! How hard is it to live in a planetarium? What type of wine pairs well with the blood moon? All these things were running through my mind as I walked outside a little before 1 a.m. and noticed a very ... Read More »

The President, the Princess and the Book

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Mami used to say “you can treat me however you like but if you show a kindness to my kid, you have my heart”. A kindness is what the frog princess was shown. And for me, it defined so much about this administration in the White House. Let me say that I know not everyone is on the same page ... Read More »

Fitting My Pieces Together

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March was…eventful around here. Travel and commitments took up a great part of my month. Add to that the whole “hey you wanna meet Potus?” thing and my birthday and I can safely say I’ve had way too much excitement for my own good. The frog princess has had a cough lately. It meant a trip to the ER on ... Read More »

39 (#FortyMinusOne)

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Today I turn 39. I’m beyond elated to be here, at this age, in this time. I try to take nothing for granted though I know that inevitably, I do. However, I am more conscious of it and so, I try my best not to.  I’m doing what I can to stand in the moment and take it all in. ... Read More »

Meeting the First Man

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Prologue During the last inauguration ceremony, we watched on TV and I pointed people out to the frog princess as the day went on. When Michelle Obama came on the screen, I told her that was President Obama’s wife, the first lady. Without hesitation, the then 3-year old frog princess turned to me and announced: Mami, he’s the first man! ... Read More »

Who Broke the ‘Hood?!

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Last week was amazeballs in a way that I have not yet figured out how to explain. I got to speak at the Doctors for America conference in D.C. and right before then? Well, Potus made a visit to Orlando and I was one of the ridiculously lucky 6 women who sat with him at a roundtable to discuss blogging, ... Read More »