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.
In my youth, I started the discussions about an upcoming birthday months before my birthday actually arrived. In my mind, a birthday was the next best holiday to Christmas. Each year, I promoted my next birthday to my family ensuring that nobody would forget. As a youngster, I made certain that at least my parents […]
When my daughter was four or five months old, I became a dorm mother to forty-nine boys who were boarding students at an all male preparatory school. Forty-one of the boys were ninth graders ranging in age from thirteen to fifteen. The other eight were high school seniors ranging in age from seventeen to nineteen. […]
Last year I spent time with campus visitors who were a part of the Nelson Mandela Fellows Program. The group was comprised of some of the brightest, innovative minds from Africa. This summer the program returned to our campus and I was fortunate to be asked to engage with the fellows again. One of the […]
I think I have been on adrenaline for several months. I have certainly been on adrenaline the last few weeks. I attended a graduation on the east coast in May. The following day, I attended a graduation on the west coast. Today, the tiredness of the school year and the chaos of my life visited […]