Rooting myself in my home(town): Marksville, LA

Hi Nu life family, I’m here today offering a suggestion for anyone looking to understand themselves and ground themselves: go home. Home for me is Marksville, Louisiana. Since growing up there, I’ve been blessed to live away from home and travel since high school. I first moved from home when I was 14, attending aContinue reading “Rooting myself in my home(town): Marksville, LA”

NU LIFE: Let’s Prescribe Meaning to the Season

Today, I woke up to news of my first nephew. (!!!!!!!) This day marks for me a season of New Life both physically and mentally. Nu Life. In my own world, Nu life also translates mainly to my mental realm. New life. It’s time to breathe in a fresh attitude toward life. Not everything isContinue reading “NU LIFE: Let’s Prescribe Meaning to the Season”

Heritage Healing: Making Peace with Île de Gorée (Gorée Island)

September 1st marked the day that I saw Gorée Island with my own eyes. I didn’t realize the history of the island until after I chose Dakar as my study abroad destination about a year ago. After doing some research on the island, I knew it would be a pinnacle landmark for me: a citizen ofContinue reading “Heritage Healing: Making Peace with Île de Gorée (Gorée Island)”

Nature in me, Me in nature

Trees, shrubs, and leaves they rub up so close to one another I wonder if they speak the same language I know my ancestors didn’t Uprooted and transplanted uprooted and transplanted uprooted and transplanted uprooted and transplanted uprooted and transplanted uprooted and transplanted uprooted and transplanted My ancestors still understood each other’s pain and anger TheyContinue reading “Nature in me, Me in nature”


Your feelings and emotions –valid. Your intuition, actions, and reactions –valid. Your thoughts –valid. Your examinations, observations, hesitations, and limitations –valid, valid, valid. You are not crazy, and you are not mistaken. Your divinity makes no mistakes. Say your words with confidence. & walk your walk with purpose. But don’t forget to trust yourself. YOUContinue reading “YOU are VALID”