You Never Know Until You TRY

  It is often said that at the end of our lives, we are more likely to regret the things we did not do than the things we did. When contemplating whether to do something or not, a plucky voice in our heads may say, “You never know until you try.” This is time-honored wisdom […]

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Learning to Love my Culture

I’ll never forget the day I first said the phrase, “in my culture…” It was a casual conversation between friends and, in between pouring drinks and settling into comfy lounge chairs at a park, the words seamlessly slid out of my mouth. We were talking about family get-togethers, and in particular how we interact with […]

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Being a Strong Women

This is what an anonymous man wrote to me just the other day: “Being strong is not rewarded. Women are expected to be vulnerable. Being strong means that you’re inevitably bitter or jaded about something, and that’s just not attractive.” Here is what being a strong woman means to me: It means standing up for myself. […]

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The Things We Don’t Talk About

I am ecstatic to announce I am publishing my first book, The Things We Don’t Talk About, this October 2019. This book is over 42 years in the making: Most of that time was spent living the stories; two of those years were spent writing (and editing and rewriting) them. I feel like I am preparing […]

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Uncharted Waters

Hello! My name is Morgan Gray. I am currently a senior at Mississippi State University, majoring in History. Above all things, I am a first-generation student. This title means a lot to me, considering that my grandfather was only allowed to receive a third-grade education before he was forced to drop out of school and […]

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Those Moments of Dusk

Those Moments of Dusk I wasn’t hit hard by the reality until the news unfurled like a wildfire, catching attention from people of all races around the globe as it flashed: Black Lives Matter. For the first time in years, I sensed an uneasiness and insecurities resurfacing in me that I had concealed under the layers of […]

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I AM BECOMING WHO I ALWAYS KNEW I WAS.

I am becoming, becoming me, becoming who I always knew I was but felt it unsafe to be. As I embrace my journey towards menopause as a positive, empowering transformation into the wise, older woman with a twinkle in her eye, the one I always looked up to, I feel the fear, the fear passed […]

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WOMEN’S CIRCLES: OWN YOUR TRUTH AND YOUR SOVEREIGNTY

“As the temple dancers of former times needed their temples, so we too need sanctuary spaces. We need to recreate our temples not through physical structures, but through the power of our intention. Centering ourselves in sacred space not only helps us heal old wounds, but also reconnects us with the usually veiled depths of […]

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