Reclaiming My Joy

Reclaiming My Joy

Social media wears me out. The current political climate drains me. I see more hate than joy. Even though I told myself that this year would be the year of Black Boy Joy, I mentally and emotionally checked myself out. The intent was fierce, but the follow-through was lackluster. I turned 30 back in January,…

What am I to do? Nothing Makes Sense.

What am I to do? Nothing Makes Sense.

What am I to do? I’ve been asking myself this all day today, as I sat in silence, binge watching Boondocks on Netflix. Right now, silence is all I have because I can barely speak on what has transpired this entire week. Whatever creativity I had left has dried up. Two years. January 31st, 2014…

19 to Now: A Love Letter to Birmingham

19 to Now: A Love Letter to Birmingham

  Dear Birmingham,   October has come, and now it’s almost gone. Before I can let this month end, I must sing my October Song. And this time, I dedicate this song to my fair city, my home, you. Our relationship has been a rocky one for some years now. Most of this rockiness comes…

I'd rather be a liar

I’d rather be a liar

  I don’t want to be honest. It doesn’t get any easier being transparent. I’d rather be a liar. I’d rather live in delusion, cultivating grand fiction of my ideal self. I promise you if I had the energy to pretend, I definitely would. I’m afraid to fully be me. I give bits and pieces…

I Just Wanna Win at Life!

I Just Wanna Win at Life!

I just wanna win at life, man. It’s been a minute since I’ve really sat down to write an introspective post analyzing my current disposition. I’m a combination of frazzled, lazy, inspired, afraid, and stuck. Yup, that’s the best way to describe it. I’m 6 months into the last of my 20’s, and I would…

What is Bama Boi Blues Now?

What is Bama Boi Blues now?

What is Bama Boi Blues now? So much has changed, and for the most part, it’s been a good change. For some reason, I felt that with the new website, I had to come up with a new style of presentation. With new stories to tell, I felt that I couldn’t be the old Bama…

Bama Boi Blues NoH8 Campaign Photo Reveal!

    Recently, the NOH8 Campaign celebrated their 7th Anniversary! That’s 7 years of promoting LGBTQ marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest. Back in October of this year, I had the chance to partake in the campaign’s popular photo shoot. Something I’ve always wanted to do, and as…