On Building More Self-Trust

We search near, far, and the ends of the earth for signs. Signs that we’re doing right. Going the right direction. Choosing what’s for us. Making all of the right…

Be an Inkwell: The Importance of Raw Expression

Many writers, when trying to express themselves lean into unhelpful thoughts. Thoughts such as, “What do I know?” or “Why would anyone read my work?” or “I have nothing worth…

There is no shame in starting small.

As a writer, the thought of putting my soul into a piece of work and no one caring is scarier than losing my wallet, keys, and cellphone in one sitting….

When Pursuing a Dream, Remember This

1. You might be overlooked, rejected, and (currently) bad at your craft. But only you get to decide what that means. It sucks to be counted out or not great at…

Creative path, big risks, and legacy.

Writer & editor of one of my favorite online publications (byrslf.co), Joel G Mwakasege Jr. interviewed me for his site. In the interview, we talk about my creative path, taking…