This poem was written May 25, 2020 after the heinous murder of George Floyd one year ago today. This poem depicts violent imagery, yet not nearly as violent as what the world witnessed on the day (now) 7-year old Gianna Floyd had her father ripped from her life. The contents of this poem may be haunting and are not meant for young audiences, those who have witnessed or have directly experienced forms of violence. Please be advised.
Updated: May 21, 2021 https://open.spotify.com/show/5Ggu2bDuAdT12mKuDsDXqO?si=XhrgXDqfScujgUH3g0Rx2w The inspirations for this piece were my daughter Makaila, the graduate students completing their Action Research requirement at the University of San Diego (especially the 1st year students I have been blessed to engage this semester), and all of our next generation leaders. A special Thank You to Dr. Nydia …
7 Questions: Thriving As Beyoncé said in her beautiful song Bigger “life is your birthright they hid that in the fine print.” Not only is living your birthright, but so is the audacity to radically love, thrive and liberate while being liberated.
During times of fear and loneliness, everyone wants to find a place where they matter. We all want to find home. "You are home and home has always existed in you."