I would describe myself as a optimist, who has overcome difficulty with God’s grace and laughter. I am passionate about justice, art and spirituality.
“My life is laughter personified, a place where sorrow can visit but not abide.”
A native New Yorker, I was born and raised in East New York, Brooklyn and now live in Harlem. At 10-years old I felt led to pray and read the Bible though I was not raised in the church. At 14-years old I visited a neighborhood Baptist church where I had a life altering conversion experience, this conversion not only saved my soul but my life. I truly know that the Gospel is good news to the poor. My early experience with spirituality outside a house of worship taught me to honor my intuition. Currently, I am a faith based community organizer, workshop facilitator, speaker and writer living in Harlem. Through my personal journey from pain to healing I have developed a compassion for people fueled by a passion for justice.
I am dedicated to African people and consider myself a Pan-Africanist. I am learning each day how to best serve my people and liberate myself from the affects of white supremacy. My spirituality empowers me to love myself and my people. I believe that injustice damages the image of God in the oppressed and that justice is the remedy. I am not where I should be but I humbly hope that I can be of service to my community.
I love creating devotional materials that aid in holistic sanctification which is spiritual maturity, emotional health and the practice of prophetic justice.My writing can be found at Sojourners Magazine & Blog, Huffington Post and Your Black World. Inspired by Rev. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign I have co-written a series of Bible Studies and Devotionals with The Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary entitled: The Last Week of Jesus/Last Year of King.
I have five siblings and a large extended family in both New York and North Carolina. I love the color red, laughing, music, literature, art, visiting museums, walking, sunshine, beaches, the BBC sitcom: “Keeping Up Appearances”, the comedy of Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney, Kat Williams, vintage SNL and all things 80′s. I am the type of person who likes everyone before I dislike them and I enjoy hearing people’s stories. I have a natural curiosity about life and I try to grow by learning something new each day.
Wholeness4Love is about my journey to health, as well as tips and resources you can use to improve your own physical, spiritual and emotional health.
Esther’s Call is a collection of my reflections on faith & social justice.
theQueenwearsRED(& yes I thrifted that!) features my love of red and thrifting.
Concerning the Spiritual in Art features my love of art especially the work of Kandinsky.
My chapbook is a collection of inspirational quotes and poems.
I would love to hear from you so feel free to comment, follow or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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