Here to be in the fight against injustice

Here to be in the fight against injustice

Who am I here to be? What am I here to be? How am I here to be? A couple weeks ago, I attended lululemon’s Here to be Summit in Whistler, British Columbia. Throughout and after the summit, I have been challenging myself on who/what/how I am here to be in this...
Life After School: Black Bean Tortilla Soup

Life After School: Black Bean Tortilla Soup

This week we made Black Bean Tortilla Soup for Life After School, the after school program.  The kids did a great job and enjoyed the soup with all the fun toppings.  Everyone tried it, even if they didn’t like it.  I appreciate them trying the food.  The kids cut up...
Every Voice Validated

Every Voice Validated

Interning at I Grow Chicago for the past four months has brought me a sense of belonging since I have come to Chicago. I moved to Chicago at the end of August 2018, and I began my internship with IGC in October 2018. Being greeted with hugs and warm hellos was...
I.L.L.N.E.S.S.

I.L.L.N.E.S.S.

Doctors/Many people describes ILLNESS as crazy, mental, disable, disease, sickness, unhealthy, attack, disorder, bug, disability etc…That’s the World and many people that live in that definition or view when they hear or see the word ILLNESS. My definition of...
Hungry for a Change

Hungry for a Change

When you come from a neighborhood where the people there don’t matter it’s time for change. For someone like myself I can honestly say that I was part of the problem. And now I want to be a part of the solution or whatever it takes to see a change. You see you can sit...
One Fresh Breath

One Fresh Breath

An act of love – nonjudgmental, unconditional, supportive love – changes lives. And the amazing thing about love is that anyone can do it. Anyone can be it. You don’t need any special skills or resources to love. You simply need to show up, open and...