"Loves food. Loves dance. Loves the Spirit. Loves the Folk. Loves herself. Regardless."

Welcome! I am really glad you're here. This is the part where I tell you about myself, which like many people does not come easy for me, but here goes.

Photo Credit: Lalobaloca.com

Photo Credit: Lalobaloca.com

I struggled with what to write here for quite some time, we don't need to go into the details of it. But I will say that fear had a lot to do with it. I'll talk about fear on my blog and hopefully we can face it together. I wanted to give you a full picture of myself without overwhelming you, let me know if I succeeded (seriously).

I am in my final year of seminary and get super nerdy about the intersection of spirituality, religion, sexuality, reproductive justice, racial justice, transformative justice, and healing from trauma as a necessity in social change work. I'm definitely not your "typical" seminarian; I don't really know anyone who is to be honest. For one, I curse, for two, I have zero desire to work in a church and three, when i need to "pray" I "dance it out." (You should totally be prepared for gratuitous usage of any and all phrases coined by the one and only Shonda Rhimes.) 

Speaking of Shonda, I am currently on a quest to embrace the fullness of my #badassery.

I try to live my life based on the frame works/ideologies of Womanist Theology and Reproductive Justice

Yes, I'm aware that I have freckles. And as long as you don't try to touch or count them we're gonna get along swimmingly. 

Je parle français, but not fluent enough to be an interpreter, for that we can call my Mama. 

Frida Kahlo is my patronus, Howard Thurman is my spiritual grandfather, and Tracy Clayton of 'Another Round' is my best friend in my head. I am obsessed with my siblings (they are the best humans) and love my friends more than words.

Finally, I'm deeply in love with this dope human and am the bonus mom to this furry bundle of cute

On a slightly more serious note...

I am on a journey to have fearless conversations.

Trust me this is HUGE given that I have avoided conflict for the majority of my life (just ask my mother), but it seems that having difficult conversations with less fear is a part of my calling. I want us to engage in conversations that may scare us together, to dive deep into the complexity of life, to live into the both/and of it all because it is my firm belief that the only way out is through. Part of my calling as a healer is to journey with people through the difficult times, through the transformations that feel as though they may split you into a million pieces and to the other side, whatever that may be. There is deep healing that needs to occur in our society if we ever have a hope of overcoming the systemic evil that is in our world. Whether it be transphobia, mysognoir, heterosexism, the prison industrial complex, the targeting of poor people and people of color, inter/intra communal violence and more. We must be able to embrace the messiness of healing and create space for grieving and mourning. I meant what I said on the homepage, I'd really like us to be partners on this complex journey. Forward.