What I’m realizing my twenties were.

This is a piece by @nayyirah.waheed in Salt. the hard season  will split you through. do not worry. you will bleed water. do not worry. this is grief. your face will fall out and down your skin and there will be scorching. but do not worry. keep speaking the years from their hiding places. keep coughingContinue reading “What I’m realizing my twenties were.”

Angry & Sad: Because yes, they can coexist.

On Saturday, April 8th, my friend Abeku Wilson, in his mid-30s, was fired from his job and in a fit of anger, stormed back into the gym in which he was previously employed as a personal trainer, shot and killed two people, then committed suicide. Two days later, on Monday, April 10th, an acquaintance fromContinue reading “Angry & Sad: Because yes, they can coexist.”

Published author, day 3

I’ve spent the last three days at my publisher’s home, nicknamed The Author Castle, outside of Washington, D.C. On Thursday, my book launched. Within the first 24 hours, my book ended up in the top 1,000 in the Amazon Kindle store and hit #1 in pain management in the US (#2 in Australia in the sameContinue reading “Published author, day 3”

My book is here!

My first book Beyond Powerful published this morning (go get it! It’s free right now, but not for long!). I wanted to share a few things with you on this big day! 1) I didn’t curse in my book (publisher’s rules) but I do curse in real life. You’ve been warned. 2) I’m humbled that IContinue reading “My book is here!”