These are just a few instances that have occurred over the years in regards to my complexion. When I shared them with a guy I had dated more recently in my adulthood, (before making him sit through the hour-long documentary “Dark Girls”), his response was to brush off my concerns as being immature nonsense that happens while growing up. “Then why are there rarely strong, beautiful, darker skin women portrayed in our media? Why is the typical light skin woman the one on the videos or in the BET (Black Entertainment Television) rom com?” To that, he had no response. Because he knew. Our people are still ashamed.
I kept finding myself in this place of frustration and anger at the seemingly standstill in my career. I mean anyone from the outside looking in would surely agree that I was stuck. Day in, day out of routine and mundane and a toxic environment were wearing me out. And comparing myself with my peers… Continue reading Something Like Esther
For the bulk of my career I have been under poor leadership. This is particularly difficult b/c I, myself am a leader. I don’t really think of myself in that way but I know that is how the Lord sees me. When you yourself are a leader, you know the qualities a good leader has.… Continue reading We Need New Leadership!
I made a confession to someone other than myself yesterday about some things that were heavy on my heart. I confessed that I was struggling with my purpose. I know enough to know that one’s sense of purpose is related to one’s sense of value. And one’s sense of value is usually defined by those… Continue reading The Purpose Driven Life