Teen Dating Violence

If you have never had a conversation with your teenager about teen dating violence, you should. Teen dating violence is more common than one would care to think. And, sorry to disappoint all of you that believe your kids tell you everything. They don’t. According to a study conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited, 67% ofContinue reading “Teen Dating Violence”

Behind Closed Doors -An Excerpt

Here is an excerpt from my fictional ebook Behind Closed Doors. Behind Closed Doors is 4 short stories about professional households living with domestic violence. …After five hours in the emergency room, she was relieved to learn that her nose was not broken. Once all of her paperwork was completed and the nurse had left,Continue reading “Behind Closed Doors -An Excerpt”

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray to God my soul to take. Amen. I never understood the essence of one of the most valued childhood prayers until my mistakes gave me a clearer perspective. “Mr.” had meContinue reading “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep”

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

It’s here! My published short story, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, is now available for purchase through the Kindle Store and it only cost $1.99. I wrote this series of short stories because I wanted to do my part to continue the conversation about domestic violence. I must say my inspiration came from a woman that IContinue reading “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS”

Bell Avenue (Childhood)

I grew up waiting for the day that my father would finally make my mother breathe her last breath. From the outside looking in you would have never known the horror that existed in my life as a little girl. My parents were living the American dream as a young, black couple in America. WeContinue reading “Bell Avenue (Childhood)”

Silenced: Was I wrong??

We were in Middle School. My friend, well…she hit puberty well before the rest of us girls. As a result, she walked around with a body that the rest of us only dreamed of possessing in the near future. With that body came an air of confidence that suggested that she was somehow superior toContinue reading “Silenced: Was I wrong??”

Love, Peace, and Happiness

My teenager will be graduating from high school in the Spring of 2017.  Of course, I am thrilled about her reaching this milestone.  But, along with that excitement, I carry a heavy heart. Looking back over the years, I am acutely aware of the fact that I didn’t live up to my end of theContinue reading “Love, Peace, and Happiness”