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 message today is short and sweet. I know I’ve said that before, but today I really mean it. I really have to mean it because as is my usual my weekend plans include more than I really can get done in one weekend. The irony in me saying that with my “outside voice” is […]
Wednesday as the work day drew to a close, a colleague who was exiting the building said, “I’m gone.” I replied, “Have a great weekend!” Everyone in earshot immediately laughed out loud as I looked and felt perplexed. Then, she said something like, “It’s not Friday yet, Kim. It’s only Wednesday.” I shook my head, […]
Daddy used to tell me to be mindful of how I treated those who might be perceived to have less status than others in the community. He told me to be respectful to those who cleaned, cooked, and took care of many of the things I didn’t care to manage or didn’t have time to […]
Asking and answering the question, “What will be different about me in six months?” directed my thoughts to other times in my life when intimacy with a life challenge resulted in personal growth. I thought about the developmental process of my children from birth to six months. I experienced their evolution from infants dependent on […]