My Mixed Hair

There is an experience in life when I know I’m fully honest. I can feel it in my body, the ignited feeling of being alive and the sunken in feeling of being grounded. And that experience lives in dynamic tension, always changing and always needing my attention to stay current. This has been a hard […]

The Verdict That Brought No Relief

When something tragic can be the catalyst for a deep healing at the individual level with ripple effects that reach far and wide, that is the type of justice I want to see in our world.

BlackBox: Why Not Me?

I find myself constantly at the “mercy” of someone else’s decisions or rather under the spell of this belief that they are more powerful than I am.

BlackBox: Matt Watches MLK/FBI

The film covers a side of MLK’s life that I hadn’t often heard or been taught about. The worn exhausted look on his face in some scenes of this documentary weren’t images I was familiar with. And the look not from a source I’d suspect.

BlackBox: Recognizing Perfection

To me, perfection used to mean making no mistakes and proving that you’re better than everyone else, which I eventually came to find was perfectionism and superiority. I watched my understanding of perfection shift as I started to question it. Does it really mean looking a certain way, fitting in, having an easy life and […]