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You Skinny!

TO BE SKINNY AND BLACK In the Black community when someone says you are skinny it's not a compliment.  It's  more of a put-down and it's perfectly acceptable to tell someone they need to gain weight. But wait, don't you dare say to someone they need to shed a few pounds.  If you don't meet… Continue reading You Skinny!

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Happy B-day Mama

Happy born day to my mama, mama Fredia as my friends call her. On this day we celebrate her and all of her badassery. If you have had the opportunity to meet my mom you realized quickly she is a force to be reckoned with. She’s honest, kind-hearted, creative, adventurous, un-apologetically loud and tons of… Continue reading Happy B-day Mama

Travel

My Namesake

This summer I took my 20th trip to Africa and my first trip to my namesake, Kenya.  I decided this year I had to check it off the list because I was tired of the annoying question, ”Have you ever been to Kenya?” When I reply “No” people look at with me with such dismay… Continue reading My Namesake

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Africa – Ten Down

I am Kenya (just in case you didn't know). My name is not just "A" name. It has helped shape my worldview and inspired me to step outside the box, to be brave and to be courageous. As a young adult my name provided me with a sense of identity.  You couldn't tell me my… Continue reading Africa – Ten Down

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Fall Equinox Detox 2018

  To say I had a fabulous summer is an understatement; I shared time and space with some of the most amazingly kind, and funny, and loving people. My toes were grounded in the sand, I visited my namesake!, my skin soaked up some rays and I laughed and cried with those dear to me.… Continue reading Fall Equinox Detox 2018

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The Shift

Many of us have life experiences or incidents that create an emotional or psychological shift in how we see ourselves and the world around us. From 2008-2009 the shift for me involved my reproductive health and the loss of five people within eight months.  My 2008 diagnosis and surgery for stage four endometriosis was life… Continue reading The Shift

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Be Still……

I’m All Over the Place, so being still ain't a strength of mine! Stillness has been forced up on me since last August.  It was as if God said to me “child sit your butt down somewhere and listen; be still.”  I did as I was told and listened and impatiently embraced stillness. It was… Continue reading Be Still……