Personal Posts

Sinking Ship.

I have long been considered an open book. Outspoken, opinionated, bold, honest—some would even say brutally honest. Over the years, I’ve taken it upon myself to be self-expressive. Writing articles, songs and stating my esoteric opinions. For these reasons, people have often felt they have a general sense of who I am. Striking up conversations about topics they believe would interest me, sending me links to articles and asking me what my opinion is on them, knowing enough to reason I am a person who is passionate about what I believe in, I am a person who takes pride in who I am but never really knowing what lies just beneath the surface.
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Personal Posts, Travel

New York, New York!

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I went to New York this past week for the first time (I know, I don’t know what took me so long either) to visit my friend Maya during Afropunk Weekend. Here’s a few photos and a run down of what I did.
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Music

Here is some music that is not my own.

I hope you have spotify and jesse boykins iii (there’s a lot of him on here)… if not, what are you doing with your life?
press shuffle then play.

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Music

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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