On Turning Twenty-Two

On Turning Twenty-Two

Throughout my adolescence, I’ve come to find that age is sometimes and always the determining factor. That, folks are quick to place judgement upon what they believe you can understand and/or take on, by a numerical length of years. I have always been hesitant on the topic of age — my own age, in particular. Even now, how […]

I Don’t Believe in New Year Resolutions

I Don’t Believe in New Year Resolutions

Life is ever-fleeting, and changing and complex — and a whole bunch of things I am still coming to terms with. Twenty-fifteen was a very out-of-comfort-zone year, for me. This year, if anything, was filled with major lessons in balance —  that called for grit, grace, and some serious endurance. I’d begun the year by driving cross-country with my […]

My Big MOVE!

Ascending Songstress A Photography   Chicago has been so good to me, but — my gosh, the time has come to move on! I am excited to the point of exasperation and I’m so glad to be taking you all with me. Where it is that I’m moving is someplace I’ve never lived before — […]

How Sweet It Is..

How Sweet It Is..

To feel cherished each and every day by someone dear to you. To peacefully close one door, and see three new ones open. To have a quiet Monday morning, brimming with hopefulness. To look at your to-do list and realize you’re already halfway through. To speak your truth and have it be heard by understanding ears. […]

Sit Down And Think.. Or Nah?

By nature, I am less of an impulsive individual and more of a.. “think-it-through-10x’s-over-before-I-do-anything,” kind of person. But every now and then, I jump out of my shell of safety and weighted thought to seize the moment of being spontaneous. Lately, I’ve felt myself leaning more towards exercising this — sometimes fearless and sometimes foolish, […]

He Did It!

A HUGE congratulations to my younger brother, Anthony, for successfully graduating from high school. I was completely honored to be able to fly out to California to support and celebrate your accomplishment! I cannot wait to see what else life has in store for you. Dad would be very-very proud.

Maya Angelou: Phenomenal Woman

Maya Angelou: Phenomenal Woman

After successfully parking in a very ideal parking spot earlier this morning, I maneuvered the stick(thing) into the gear of P and proceeded to turn off the engine. Early to my yoga class, as I usually am, I pulled out my tablet and, as habit would have it, opened up my Instagram app — scrolling […]

Chicago Botanic Garden

I had the pleasure of attending and photographing a birthday party, Sunday of this weekend. Proceeding the celebration and festive event, I was also allotted an all day pass to explore the Garden’s at my own discretion. Being as the weather was still a bit nippy, and the Botanic Garden itself ranging at about 385 […]

Why Are There Forty Million Poor People in America?’

“One day we must ask the question, ‘Why are there forty million poor people in America?’ And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy. And I’m simply saying that […]