Jamie Corbin is an educator and storyteller who has been navigating whiteness and non-whiteness her entire life thanks to her own interracial adoption at birth and her interracial marriage to her best friend, Kelvin, in 2011. She is raising her three Afro-Latina daughters to change the world with love, by first loving themselves deeply and … Continue reading Jamie Corbin (Episode 5)
Shawanda Bonner Morgan (Episode 1)
Shawanda Bonner Morgan is a dear friend and a high school teacher in Lakeland, Florida. In this episode, she shares with us about her pandemic wedding, the importance of story, how she connects with her students, and the impact we have on one another. She opens up in a vulnerable way about her own story … Continue reading Shawanda Bonner Morgan (Episode 1)
decide now who you’ll be november fourth
At the time of this writing, we are four days away from what many are calling the most important election in US history. I don’t know about that, but I think we can say with some certainty that it has been the most contentious of our lifetime. (I think many of us thought it couldn’t … Continue reading decide now who you’ll be november fourth
Yes, I’m Still a Christian
I had a dream last night that our fish died. There was an earthquake and apparently water had sloshed out of his tank and we didn’t notice until it was too late. In the dream, I was desperate to save Carl. That’s our fish. I was doing everything I could to get water to his … Continue reading Yes, I’m Still a Christian
Trying Hard to Earn What’s Free
I find myself in the middle of two writing challenges, so I’ve further challenged myself to combine the word prompts for each day into one piece. I figured the joke was on me when I saw today's combination of words-- REACH & STILLNESS, two words that don’t seem to have anything to do with each … Continue reading Trying Hard to Earn What’s Free
stop wrestling and surrender
God You don't need meBut somehow You want meOh, how You love meSomehow that frees meTo open my hands upAnd give You controlControl (Somehow You Want Me), Tenth Avenue North I’m a writer, but sometimes I feel like I’m also a wrestler. I wrestle with myself, I wrestle with God, I wrestle with the chatterbox … Continue reading stop wrestling and surrender
how do you measure a year in the life?
I was young when I first discovered and fell in love with musicals. My cousins still like to tease me about how I would always try to get them to watch State Fair or Oklahoma or one of my other favorites when we were kids. There was just something about them, they were just so... … Continue reading how do you measure a year in the life?
allow me to introduce myself…
I’m 37 years old. Actually, 37 years, 10 months, and 4 days old. In 62 days I’ll be 38. And I think I’m finally starting to understand what my friends who are a little further ahead of me in this journey have been saying...