20/20 Insight

2020 began like most years – full of hope and promise for the future. As a collective, there seemed to be a bit more intrigue and energy around what 2020 would bring. For me, 2020 felt like the year I had finally finished the marathon and could truly begin to rebuild. True to form, I…

To Be Whole

I am whole. I want to remember this feeling for the days when I feel like a fraction of the being that I am. I want to remember what it feels like to be content in the present moment without going back or to the future. I want to remember that state of equilibrium where…

Playing vs Playing to Win

“What the f**k are you doing?” is what I heard on the other end of the phone as I sat in my car 15 minutes before my fifth panel interview for a principal role. The caller, a mentor who has been the CEO of several urban school districts, had gotten wind of my lackluster performance….

Soft

“She’s an upstanding citizen! She’s the assistant principal of our school!” That’s what she said before I was cuffed and placed inside of a Metropolitan Police car headed to the 3rd District police station. My charge: two-days expired license plates. How the fuck did I get here? Yes, l let a few “You motherfu**kers!” go…

A Moment of Grace

For many of us, in this new space and time, our responsibilities have remained the same or increased significantly. It matters not if you are single, a caregiver, a spouse, or an employee, we are expected to show up as active participants in this alternate universe we were teleported to less than a month ago….