a writer, a blogger, a wife, a mother, a sibling, and generally an excellent villager for those in my space. I am the author of Sister In The Shadow.
In the shadow, you learn to support, to encourage, to care for others, to silence your voice, and to postpone your own dreams, visions, and goals. Ofttimes Kim had difficulty recognizing herself because her identity had become that of the person in whose shadow she resided. Kim is no longer in the shadows. She is a blogger, storyteller, and excellent villager whose poignant, authentic, and often witty voice resonates with folks of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and identities. At the request of readers, she compiled blog posts from her website with the same name. Her passion and purpose is to encourage, empower, and enlighten others by sharing her life journey.
About a week ago, I was not loving my new normal. I decided to take out a journal, put pen to paper, reflect and sort out my feelings. It might have been against my better judgment to reduce to paper some of the thoughts in my head intent on including them in this post. I […]
Preparation for travel meant engaging in a mental survey of the things I need to take with me beyond the normal toiletry items. In general, the number of outfits and the weather forecast have dominated my thoughts when packing. I have also given considerable thought to the question of which shoes match the outfits. The […]
About six months ago, I made a decision to work on reconnecting with family and a few old friends. When I was a child, I planned my own pay dates with my friends without help from my parents. It wasn’t a complicated process. It generally involved a call or knock on a door to ask […]
Discussions about free speech and inclusive spaces on my campus presented an opportunity for my division to spend a day in July as a unit challenging ourselves and our peers to think about the intersections of diversity, inclusion, free speech, and respect. We were asked early in the day to make adjustments at our tables […]