March 1, 2019

There’s a WHOLE lot of life that happened for me between 12 and 30. As a 32-year-old Black American pansexual pastors kid from Queens with a super blended, sorta complex, multicultural, sociopolitically diverse family, there are *stories* I can tell you. Knowing this leaves me wondering what Jesus’ life looked like during this period. All we know is what Luke 2:52 says. “Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor.” Read more

January 18, 2019

I lost my beloved Grandma a little over two months ago. Ever since her passing, I’ve found myself working to a find a new rhythm of life. I wrote “Burial Shoes” in honor of her memory and in acknowledgement of my grief. I cleaned my shoes today Sensible pumps with block heel The comfortable sort that can carry you through long days As I brushed away the bits of Virginian Earth that clung to them I realized this was another… Read more

June 30, 2018

I have a friend who invites those of us in community with them to articulate our dreams on a semiweekly basis. This exercise has been super helpful because it’s pushed me to think through what I desire for my life and how to go after it. I want to share some of that vision with you then invite you to share your dreams so that we can hold these things together. All l want to do is write, speak, and… Read more

May 22, 2018

Knowing who you are, the realities you navigate, and the resources you have access to, what is your place in the Resistance? Read more

May 20, 2018

With that mighty wind And energy like wildfire The Spirit of God burned down partitions of difference Lending presence, Making clear that we are all the children of divinity Making space for our worship in temples, in the wild, and in common places. Making room for us. Read more

May 3, 2018

A person’s musical choices reveal things about them so I hope you enjoy hearing a bit more of my story through me sharing my soundtrack. Read more

May 2, 2018

To honor my 32nd birthday and CFI’s 3rd anniversary, I’m taking a mini sabbatical and (mostly) pressing pause on my work until June! I’m doing this because I wanted to gift myself with two things my soul is craving: rest and time to create… Read more

March 25, 2018

This Palm Sunday I’m pushed to consider all those who weren’t in the streets then and who can’t be present for our protests now because whether or not they show up their lives, interests, and liberation still matters. Read more

March 18, 2018

Power down Cocoon yourself with what gives you life Find new ways to enter your rest Everything will be there when you get back, Love Remember that the world can wait Read more

March 8, 2018

Self care is a popular topic of conversation in my social and professional circles. People engage one another around what sorts of things ground them, share articles and other resources about mindfulness and meditation, and post inspirational quotes as both personal reminders and communal encouragements. This is cool and incredibly necessary but in doing some reflection on the concept of self care I realized that most, if not all, of the conversations I was following were failing to mention something… Read more

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