Out of the Darkness

I haven’t posted in a while. I needed to take a step back for my own health, however I felt the need to post as September is Suicide Awareness Month. A month, and a reminder, that mental health should never go overshadowed or underestimated, by anyone, anything, at any time.  It wasn’t too long ago… Read more Out of the Darkness

The Movement is only beginning.

Love isn’t always easy, neither are relationships, there’s no denying that. However, I never imagined a day where I would feel uneasy and anxious in my own relationship .. my interracial relationship. A day where it feels like society, primarily white society, has sat silently for far too long, and in turn, is a threat… Read more The Movement is only beginning.

be the ripple.

Please. Thank you. Yes ma’am. No sir. Look both ways before crossing the street. Just a few things I hope to teach and instill in my children. Sadly though, something is missing. A vital component of what will be their daily lives .. .. navigating America while black. Becoming a mother has always been a… Read more be the ripple.

PULL UP. Regards, RiRi

We live in a divided country. There’s no denying it. This division has only resurfaced the racism that continues to exist post-Civil Rights era. Yes, I hope it has improved and weakened, but bigotry is alive and very well. America is learning about the intentional death of Ahmaud Arbery. He was merely on an afternoon… Read more PULL UP. Regards, RiRi

Weddings: In the Time of COVID

My fiancée and I originally slated our wedding date for June 20, 2020. Summertime, beautiful weather, and great for outdoor pictures. As we pondered further, September became a better option. A cooler time of year. Additional time for planning and saving. Only sacrificing my ideal colors, which aren’t in the Fall spectrum.   Our decision was… Read more Weddings: In the Time of COVID


What a time we’re in. What. A. Time. I hope y’all have been staying safe and healthy, and remaining connected to your family, friends, and loved ones. Can’t say I anticipated this being my first post, as I thought it would come a little later. However, it felt quite apropos for our current collective experience.… Read more Faith.