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I am a writer, blogger, and writing coach who equips fellow writers to tell their stories while I share mine along the way. I would like to think of myself as a cheerleader for personal bloggers, creative writers, storytellers, and truthsayers in the blogosphere. I'm glad you are here and I hope you stay awhile.

A Powerful Exercise to Boost Your Self-Assuredness (Linkup + FREE Handout!)

Last week, I had a conversation with a dear friend of mine. I went to her about an issue in which I behaved justly, speaking up and standing up for someone that I respected and someone that I considered another friend of mine. However, I felt bad about it, feeling very guilty for coming off as aggressive to the other individual when I honestly was not. I was reassured by her that I did the right thing and realized that my insecurities were creeping up on me....

I Long for the Day When ‘Tomboy’ Is Put To Rest

We were 5,000 feet above sea level in the rough, woody terrain over looking the mountainous parts of Southern California. It was January, the month when the first of the four TCK retreats would be hosted this year. It was 12°C outside and the cold did not stop us from going to play "Capture The Flag" and considering the random pieces of wood and thorny bushes jutting from the ground, this was a dangerous place to be playing the game. ...

The Problem With Viewing Blackness Solely as a Social Construct

Rachel Dolezal has already made her mark as one of the most talked about women in 2015. The reason is not so glamorous as she, a professor of African and African American studies and the NAACP president of the Spokane, Washington chapter, has been exposed as a white woman who has been parading as a black woman for years....

You Don’t Owe Anyone Teachable Moments

The phrase “you’re a walking textbook” is often a compliment–an acknowledgement of knowledge, a celebration of cerebral stimulation. We hardly look at as a bad thing, if ever. After all, being regarded as a reliable source of information, well, that feels good....

A Dumb Fallacy That Needs to Stop Being Popular (Part 2)

All of this talk of being logical and emotional so far has been discussed as concepts in tandem, not separately as society seems to see fit. And as we are placed in this environment called civilization, like animals, we play the game called "Survival of the Fittest," appearing to say as stoic as we can, unmoved by anything. We see this appearance of emotionless logic as strength and society laughs in our faces because she knows this is all an illusion...