Category: Identity


Intentionality As A Tool for Authentic Living

In Tuesday’s Tool Time podcast Writers Avril Somerville & Rochelle Soetan share transparently on the matters of intentionality, purpose, and the writing process.

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Creativity as Resistance: My Will to Live

We live in a torn world. While there is obvious truth to this lament, the “world” itself is hardly this nebulous galaxy of unsuspecting or vague entities, but rather, of people with the ability to think and do different and better—people who set its orbit into motion through repeated microaggressions, complicity, acts of outright violence, and wars that continue to assail the very human spirit. The political … Read More Creativity as Resistance: My Will to Live


How to Stay Sane Amid The Chaos

While scrolling through my Facebook news feed one day, a friend expressed feeling “some kind of way” after this most recent act of terror in San Bernardino. All I could do was send her wishes of love and light, pray for her, and vow to cover her with what I call a virtual woman canvas. I know that there are countless others who feel very much like her. … Read More How to Stay Sane Amid The Chaos

‘How’ Do You Know?

What were you born to do? Is there even such a thing as being born to do something? How can you know for certain? At what point along the journey do you receive confirmations about your gifts, purpose, or calling? How can we have clarity about the answers to these questions? These questions confound most of us at some point in our lives; yet, I’m convinced that no two answers are exactly the … Read More ‘How’ Do You Know?


It’s throwback Thursday so I wrote a rhyme to take you way back through my time Venture with me if you will while I make your time stand still When girls rocked braids instead of locs when boys spit lyrics on the blocks When nerds like me remained inside ‘cuz carryin’ books was cause for chiii…ding anyone who dared to be a different personality … Read More Masquerading

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