Author: Stephanie Renee

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Not to be morbid, but life & death situations have a way of bringing the entirety of your maturity in focus.

As the seasons change, we should all follow Mother Nature’s prompts. Blossom. Grow. Shine!

If every good hero has theme music, then I’ve earned Justice League creds. There is a song for any situation or circumstance. And I know lots of them, by heart.

It’s now been 5 years since my father made transition. I miss him terribly, but when his birthday rolls around, I am more buoyed by the remembrances of what I learned from him (and about him) while he was here.

We tend to toss around some terms very loosely, and the word “radical” has been coopted by mainstream culture to denigrate some of the best aspects of Black resistance. It’s time to snatch it back.

This week is my coming out, of sorts. Not sexually, but ethnically. I’m claiming an identity that I’ve only recently felt empowered to embrace. And it’s scary, but wonderful.

Blizzard survival tactics are clearly different for the family folks and those of us who are single and childless. But when it comes to more than a foot of snow, we’re all trying to get through the best way we know how.

If you’re looking for guidelines about how to achieve your biggest goals in the New Year, best to heed the advice of those who are living pretty amazing existences in the hear and now. Cue up Ava DuVernay.

How many decisions or dreams do we willingly defer while we’re waiting for the conditions to be most ideal?


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