Lessons from the Green Book

I first learned about the Green Book in 2014 when I visited Denver’s Colorado History Museum, where a copy was on display in an exhibit honoring Lincoln Hills, the only African-American vacation resort west of the Mississippi. When Lincoln Hills opened in 1922, it was only the third resort in the United States where African-American […]

Are hidden memories tripping you up?

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that I’ve been digging deep into the recesses of my life to illuminate memories, foster healing, and growth. Over the past four years, I’ve evolved back into the truest part of myself—and feel so light and joyful as a result. Not only that, […]

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What kind of editor do you need?

When most people think of an editor, they picture a buttoned-up, librarian type. Some may be, but I maintain we editors are bad asses. We know words, how to structure them, and what our authors need, and when. While working on their books or blogs, writers hear from friends, “You ought to hire an editor.” […]

Do you trust your voice?

I spent last week examining trust. How I trust others. How I trust myself. Deep wounds were excavated, examined, and set on a path to healing. Ugly tears were shed as I was encircled by the fierce love and protection of my peers.  A truth I unearthed was it hasn’t been safe to use my voice. […]

When Getting an Ace isn’t Great

I had the great privilege of working recently with a changemaker who supports children through their healing from trauma. It was during our work together that I learned about the ACE Score. ACE stands for adverse childhood experiences and is a series of questions that when one answers “yes,” they score a “1.” The higher […]