I am a creative writer and mental health scholar, a storyteller crafting compelling narratives that reframe trauma, pain, and redemption from an experiential and existential approach. I am actively exploring what it means to be human.
The Lucky Ones
The Lucky Ones is a short story inspired by the 1958 stabbing of MLK. It is a work of fiction. Once when I was 9, my mother threatened to beat me for […]Read More The Lucky Ones
DEREK AND GEORGE: WHAT LIES BENEATH
When you dig deep, you’ll find that both victim and perpetrator were fighting silent battles When I was 22, I spent a night in jail for credit card fraud. I was […]Read More DEREK AND GEORGE: WHAT LIES BENEATH
The Mystery of Iniquity: Lies in the time of corona
A young, single mother is scammed out of money in Paris and finds the silver lining in her loss. Two years later, during the pandemic, she is deceived romantically in much the same way.Read More The Mystery of Iniquity: Lies in the time of corona
Just Human: Black stories are most rewarded when they center blackness — which, in a certain sense, is to center whiteness
It is a cool autumn morning and I am perched on my couch, a coffee cup nearby, a few pages into Claudia Rankine’s newest book, Just Us: An American Conversation. My 14-year-old son […]Read More Just Human: Black stories are most rewarded when they center blackness — which, in a certain sense, is to center whiteness
I Fell In Love Carrying Another Man’s Child
I fell in love across the Atlantic in a country more beautiful than God himself while four months pregnant with another man’s child. The first time I saw him, it was nighttime in […]Read More I Fell In Love Carrying Another Man’s Child
The Most Valuable Lesson I’ve Learned From My Kids
At first thought, one may think that Chrissy and Miah are little girls, but despite the advice of family and the number of concerned stares I get when I call their names […]Read More The Most Valuable Lesson I’ve Learned From My Kids
The Mystery of Iniquity: Lies in the Time of Corona
The mysterious thing about beginnings is that they sometimes hide themselves, not revealing what they are until years or decades later when you can look back and see them for what they really are.Read More The Mystery of Iniquity: Lies in the Time of Corona
Tension and Release: A History of Jazz and Sex
Jazz, at its very core, is sex. The one begs the other. Harmonic tension, rhythmic tension, and even melodic tension, followed by release matches the feel of the moment, passion and unrest bent […]Read More Tension and Release: A History of Jazz and Sex
The Single Parent Solution
My 8‑year-old twins have a problem. There are three sides to the story. The Black Family in America has suffered tremendous setbacks since our arrival over 400 years ago. In recent decades, some, […]Read More The Single Parent Solution
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