The Resilience of Black Women from the Voices of Black Women

The Resilience of Black Women from the Voices of Black Women

You can’t celebrate Black History month without celebrating black women. Through their resilience, black women have played a very significant part in our history and they continue to today in so many different ways. Following discussing the strength of black men Natasha and I want to focus on the resilience of black women by hearing […]

The Power of Beauty and Black Love – Part 1

The Power of Beauty and Black Love – Part 1

My very good friend Natasha and I are doing a 4-week blog series on Black Love in honor of Black History Month. Below is the first part of our discussion on black marriage in our final week of our series, written  by Natasha Shorts (@NotedByNatasha). To view previous blogs from our series click here. I grew […]

Whatever It Takes

Whatever It Takes

As athletes we have all been there. One last set. One last rep. One last sprint. We have been busting our butts all workout and are minutes away from being done. So of course, we go hard and finish strong. We push out that last set of squats. We run that last 100 meter sprint […]

Dear Younger Me

Dear Younger Me

• 4.5 minute read • Dear Younger Me, Congratulations! You’ve accomplished your childhood dream of becoming a collegiate basketball player. This is a huge achievement and something you should be very proud of! Now, let’s take a moment to look back on your journey and when your love for the game of basketball first developed. […]

Difficult People!

Difficult People!

• 4 minute read • I’m currently in Bilboa, Spain, playing basketball professionally. All teams do things differently dealing with living situations, and I live with a host family. The woman who is in charge with putting all of us with families in the city is actually the family I live with. Her name is Yolanda, […]

The Rope and the Blizzard

The Rope and the Blizzard

• 3 minute read • There is a rural farming area in the North where the most intense blizzards used to hit during winter. People needed to have a rope tied from their homes to the barns if they wanted to survive these intense storms. If they tried to venture out without a tight grip on […]

I Left. God Stayed.

I Left. God Stayed.

• 4.5 minute read • I left. God stayed. Or so it felt. One year ago, I was about one month into living overseas for the first time while doing ministry with Athletes in Action. It was also around this time that things started getting a little rough. Spiritually, emotionally, mentally…all of it. It started with […]