“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” ~Maya Angelou

Our crown has already been bought and paid for.” ~James Baldwin

“Keep your head up.” ~Tupac Shakur

“Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot and killed on Aug. 9, by Darren Wilson, a police officer, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. The shooting prompted protests that roiled the area for weeks. A St. Louis County grand jury announced Nov. 24th that it was not indicting Mr. Wilson.” – Via The New York Times


Dear InstaDiary,

1. My immediate reaction.

Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury

#dontshoot #michaelbrown #ferguson#peace #momentofsilence


2. Video Diary I made in 2008.

Unarmed man Sean Bell was killed with 50 shots hours before his wedding in New York City.

Here’s a YouTube reaction video I diary I made at the time.

Sadly, I can’t bring myself to record a new one in this case as nothing has changed.

3. How to channel your righteous rage

anger after ferguson

Self Love Lesson: What to do When You Feel Rage

 For those who watch the news there can be much to feel angry about on any given day. So when you feel angry or hurt because of the things that unfold in your world, what can you do? This list includes ways to manage your emotions in a healthy way, then how to express your anger and make a difference, and finally, how to give back. As an empowerment coach, I must remind you that self-care is always key. Taking care of your mind, body, and spirit, respecting your own body temple, leaves you healthy enough to love and fight again another day. 

Click here to read this article on my Mommy Noire column.

if you are silent about your pain

Click here to read this article on my Mommy Noire column.



4. What to do if you’re feeling sad or depressed

dealing with sadness depression

Self-Love Lesson: Depressed? What to do When Things Fall Apart
If you live long enough, stuff happens.

The women I coach and speak to in audiences are women just like you. I call us Big Vision Women. Women who want to change their little corner of the world somehow. What no one tells you when people are posting the “I’ll rest when I’m dead” and the “I stay winning” memes is that life is up and down. If you judge life by your timeline it can seem like everyone is living it up. They are not. We have all experienced times where it feels like every area of our lives is blocked.

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You are a diamond

Click to read this article on my Mommy Noire column.