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.
Last week, while traveling to Alabama, I wrote about lessons I learned in a six month period that inspired the course of my life for almost a year. I spent last weekend in Alabama visiting my sister-in-law and my sister. It was my first visit to Alabama since my brother’s death almost a year ago. […]
“What will be different about me in six months?” I asked myself when I learned that I was the last candidate standing after a competitive search and that I would not be offered the position. I also asked close friends and mentors, “What will be different in six months?” Some sat with me and absorbed […]
My family medical history really sucks! There is just no nice way to express my frustration with this gift that keeps on giving. I have written about it previously and my most recent doctor visits influenced my decision to write about my health journey again. Preventative health care was simply something I did when I […]
Ever feel like the good news was only a set up for the bad news? I had a few experiences this week in which the upper pitched me like a perfectly timed alley-oop to the downer soaring to execute the rim-swinging dunk. A friend who sat curtsied watching me direct the fast break recovery after […]