The truth of the matter is, in order for me to truly love and be loved, that wall must come down. This is also not just a woman thing. I recognize that male vulnerability is a unique nuanced experience, that can be beautiful and just as difficult.
Every day I imagined myself getting a new job and boastfully slamming a resignation letter on my boss’s desk, but that never happened. Every opportunity that was offered to me fell through for some reason – budget, resources, timing etc. So I ended up staying in this position because I needed the money. – Stacy Graham-Hunt … More Having Trouble At Work?
Have you ever received some news that catches you by surprise? You’re caught off guard and many thoughts begin to fly through your head. Then you pause. Everything goes silent and you feel numb. You slowly begin to hear the raindrops falling outside. You snap out of it and now you’re back to focusing on … More LIFE IS TOO SHORT AND ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.
Write or not to write….that is the question??? Are you questioning if you should journal for fear of having record of this tumultuous time in your life? Are you struggling with getting your thoughts together? Or is “writing” something you just don’t do? Whatever may be holding you back, I think journal-ing is a great … More It Only Took A Pen & A Phone
My son is not quite two. He plays the drums, the saxophone and the keyboard. And if an ability to make a lot of noise is a measure for skill, he is gifted. He enjoys eggs, singing Jingle Bells and chanting Mommy mommy mommy at obscene hours. He hates when his hands are dirty. He prefers Charlie Brown to Elmo. He thinks fart … More MY SON LIKES TRUCKS
Last week I watched the police dash-cam footage of Sandra Bland’s traffic stop. As I watched the horrific interaction unfold, a slow numbness took over my body, followed by fear and panic. I felt like a toddler who lost their parents in a department store. I was scared and confused. Why was she stopped in … More A Part of Me Died with Sandra Bland
Dear Rachel Dolezal, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t waiting for an apology. Not because you can’t identify as a black woman or can’t feel particularly vested in black culture, but because it is likely that your actions and decisions have hurt and offended people of color, specifically women of color. The … More An Open Letter To Rachel Dolezal
Its a pleasure to have our first of many Opulent Spotlights to be a close friend to the VSOP fam, Ms. Joiah Ladson. You might remember her as one of the best mixologists in the tri-state area, but now she can be found mixing it up as she ascends the fitness circuit traveling with the … More V.S.OP Spotlight: “The BARMAIDE”