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.
The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, brought back memories of the day Princess Diana married Prince Charles. My mother loved pomp and circumstance. Emily Post’s book of etiquette and Robert’s Rules of Order ranked just below the Holy Bible for Mama. So, any wedding peaked her […]
Embodied in a text message I sent to a friend were these words: “Projection is the mother of deflection.” I marinated on that for about thirty seconds then I sent this follow up text: “Or maybe owenership is the issue.” I felt like I got myself into the age old debate of arguing whether the […]
I am really working hard to avoid feeling hungover at the end of this school year. It’s been a long year for me that involved a lot of hurdle jumping, dart dodging, problem solving, traffic directing, and celebrating of milestones in the lives of students and campus partners. Last week we began the end of […]
In my line of work, I know that there is always potential for unpredictable, unexplainable things to happen. Sometimes the job of supporting students, their families, and members of the community through moments of extreme crisis, trauma, or challenge weighs heavy on my mid and heart. I love the fact that during the course of […]