blogging / discipline / growth / self-confidence / Uncategorized / voice / writer problems / writing

why i (struggle to) write

As a little girl coming up in a household where it was understood that “what happens in this house, stays in this house” and i was expected to “speak when spoken to,” i learned early on that my voice wasn’t valued. it could even be hazardous. (a major goal of childhood is to AVOID the whoopings, … Continue reading

blogging / growth / self-confidence / Uncategorized / writer problems / writing

the lost (​and found) file

the following is an abandoned post that i discovered last month saved as a “draft.” it’s been chilling all by its lonesome for two years i neglected this blog. i don’t know if i was finished or where i might have been going with this but it’s an interesting (to say the least) snapshot of who i … Continue reading

girlfriends / inspiration / self-confidence / workshop / writing

writer-girls do my heart good

here’s what I know: i feel the most talented, empowered, blessed when I leave my weekly meeting with my writer-girls. after bursting out of our little literary bubble and heading our separate ways back into the world, I just want to kick a lyrical essay’s ass & blow random people’s minds with poetic metaphors. there … Continue reading