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NEW MUSIC: “Take Me”

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Hi Friends! I hate to be so cliché (again) and apologize for my absence on this site but as you can imagine, I’ve been super busy and haven’t had much time to devote to verbalizing my thoughts through public writing.

Today I’m back and with a new song. It’s called “Take Me”. I wrote it last summer originally as a joke and kind of just decided to run with it. At first, I was a bit hesitant to release it, fearing it was too sexual but I realized that being a woman and having the ability to express my sexuality without shame or fear of judgment is not only empowering, it’s necessary. I hope you enjoy it!

Until Next Time!

- L

 

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Inspirational Words, Society

Live Discussion: Black Women and Mental Health

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“I wish someone had told Karyn Washington that she didnt have to be strong…that asking for help was okay”

I was disheartened to learn of the passing of For Brown Girls founder Karyn Washington. The suicide of any person is always hard to make sense of but it is an especially sensitive matter in the community of African-American women where so many of us have been socialized to suppress our anguish and personal struggles.The state of mental health of Black women is an important discussion to have and to continue having.

Please watch the full video here or below:

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Inspirational Words, Note To Self

Note To Self: Solitude Transcends Loneliness | Henri Nouwen

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“The difficult road is the road of conversion, the conversion from loneliness into solitude. Instead of running away from our loneliness and trying to forget or deny it, we have to protect it and turn it into fruitful solitude… Loneliness is painful; solitude is peaceful. Loneliness makes us cling to others in desperation; solitude allows us to respect others in their uniqueness and create community”

- Henri Nouwen

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