It’s Not Normal

It’s Not Normal

POP—POP-POP-POP-POP The longest 10 seconds of my life. Trauma I can never un-experience. Sounds that still ring through my head. And unfortunately, a situation that is normal for too many of the people living in Chicago’s underserved communities. Around...
Growing up in Englewood

Growing up in Englewood

I sometimes wonder how different my life would be if I hadn’t grown up in Englewood. What if my neighborhood wasn’t surrounded by vacant lots and abandoned buildings? What if most of my neighbors didn’t consist of drug dealers and prostitutes? Imagine going to a...

Real Unity: Breaking Barriers in the Yoga Industry

Three years ago during a great personal depression, I began practicing yoga, emphasis on the practice. If at that time I was told I would eventually train to be a yoga teacher,  it would have been met with a lot of laughter.  Despite my growing love for yoga as a way...