Inspiration For Your Ears & Soul: From Valerie June to Writer Roxane Gay & Women Creating Change  

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Mother, wife, sister, friend, writer / blogger / creative organizer, budding photographer... These are just a few of the many hats I juggle each day. I believe creativity is oxygen for the soul. I created Live In Color blog to celebrate the beauty in every moment, from faith to inspiration and motherhood.And it is soon becoming Pray with Our Feet blog which will focus on the intersection of faith and activism. Follow the inspiration on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/praywithourfeetblog/
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In honor of Women’s History month, I would like to highlight even more amazing women artists and change makers as part of this regular series, starting with singer Valerie June.

I discovered her work a few years ago – what a sound! Her latest album, The Order of Time, is beautiful. Workin’ Women Blues and Somebody to Love are always on repeat.

From Standing Rock to Oakland, CA women organizers are standing up and creating change.

Loving this article about great books for creatives to read.

Roxane Gay is such a phenomenal writer. I started Difficult Women yesterday, and the richness of these short stories…


Have you seen her TED talk on feminism and embracing all of the diverse ideas about what this means for all kinds of women with varied experiences?

The podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job is always full of wisdom. Check out some of the latest episodes here – including a recent conversation with fashion designer Susan Lazar on unlocking our potential.

Nina Simone lived from her truth, and she had a deep desire to create change. I am always empowered listening to her speak. This clip, about the beauty of celebrating blackness, is timeless!

These young women are organizing to impact their communities, one day at a time.

Viola Davis reminds us all that every voice and experience matters.  And of course, we must never underestimate the power of imagination.

Inspiration For Your Ears & Soul: Radical Faith, Earth Day and Baltimore Uprising Art

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Mother, wife, sister, friend, writer / blogger / creative organizer, budding photographer... These are just a few of the many hats I juggle each day. I believe creativity is oxygen for the soul. I created Live In Color blog to celebrate the beauty in every moment, from faith to inspiration and motherhood.And it is soon becoming Pray with Our Feet blog which will focus on the intersection of faith and activism. Follow the inspiration on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/praywithourfeetblog/
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As I write you all in this moment, the sun bathing my skin, we celebrate Earth Day weekend, and I am reminded about the power of our spirits to honor the light and make the world better.

This week I listened to everything from a T.D. Jakes sermon on radical faith to poet Lucille Clifton lamenting our destruction of nature.

Check it out: 

Poet Lucille Clifton on how casually we dismiss “life that doesn’t look like us in her piece, “The Killing of the Trees.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes talks about activating radical faith by leaping

If you’re in the MD / DC / VA area peep this art exhibit in Washington, D.C. highlighting the work of women photographers from the Arab world

Author Dr. Karsonya Whitehead on creating her book, Race Brave: New and Selected Works, inspired by the Baltimore uprising

My blogging bestie Monica (Afrotastic Lady) started this awesome blog series where she writes letters to her young sisters in Christ. Beautiful and touching! 🙂

I discovered this amazing feminist website / pub., Femotrospection, on Instagram and fell in love, texting friends. I am still exploring all the awesome articles. Take a peak, you’ll want to stay a while!

Christian singer Mali on believing God, even when we feel alone.

Actor Robert Redford on Earth Day and why it matters

Inspiration For Your Ears: From Spiritual Empowerment to Rock / Blues & Feminism For All

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Mother, wife, sister, friend, writer / blogger / creative organizer, budding photographer... These are just a few of the many hats I juggle each day. I believe creativity is oxygen for the soul. I created Live In Color blog to celebrate the beauty in every moment, from faith to inspiration and motherhood.And it is soon becoming Pray with Our Feet blog which will focus on the intersection of faith and activism. Follow the inspiration on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/praywithourfeetblog/
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The weather is getting cooler and holidays are near! This is an awesome time to reflect, seeking inspiration and wisdom. I am listening to a lot these days (as usual), and wanted to share some of the latest audio gems resonating with my soul.

This Is No Time to Loose Your Head, Bishop T.D. Jakes, a timely reminder to rely not on our own wisdom, but God’s as an anchor, particularly during tough times. 

I recently did some promotional work for a local festival, Art-AGstravaganza. Hop’t, a rock / blues band, performed live. Their dynamic sound is electrifying! 

With our support, they can release their first EP.  Click here to help. 

 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s brilliant talk on why we should all unapologetically identify as feminists. Her short book, adapted from this lecture, is an elegant and heartfelt call to honor the depth of feminity.