Reliving Third Grade

It was first day of school after second grade summer holidays. Late Mrs. Anthony was our class teacher. I knew that I had to get her attention to let her know my intent to become the yellow house leader. We didn’t have class leader back then to oversee the red, green, blue and yellow houseContinue reading “Reliving Third Grade”

Rise Like The Phoenix

I vividly remember this life transforming moment. It was just another afternoon in Junior College (equivalent to senior year of high school) when I was walking down to the bus stop with three girls who were my only friends. They were eerily walking faster than me so I couldn’t catch up to them but stoppedContinue reading “Rise Like The Phoenix”

I’m Enough

I woke up to meAnd I wanted the world to seeWho I’m meant to be I mustered courageAmongst those filled with rageTo make my own privilege I broke all clicheNever to walk the easy wayCome what may I made dreams Determined by all meansSo I ascend like the queens I conquered my worst fearBeing myContinue reading “I’m Enough”

12th Death Anniversary

My dad was my first teacher. He spent all his life helping his extended family members. I don’t resent it. Perhaps, that was what contributed to my mother and I become the women we are. I don’t ever wish the troubles my dad went through in his life on any one. Even more I don’tContinue reading “12th Death Anniversary”

Between Winning and Success

As a child and through my young adulthood, winning was everything. A decade ago, by chance, I was thrilled knowing the difference between winning and success. When life unraveled itself, the distinction became clear and winning felt less important. Through trepidations and lessons learned, I was able to derive my own essence on the twoContinue reading “Between Winning and Success”