Author of Confessions of a Reformed Southern Belle: A Poet’s Collection of Love, Loss, and Renewal and Self Help to Self Harm: The Dubious Guide to Life, Love, and Relationships. Abolitionist. Academia addict. Radio Host -Chit Chat Chicks Live and La Literati. Book worm. Perpetual nerd and dreamer.
I am also a woman-child in a state of grace, struggling to find my voice and place in this world through introspection, self-reflection, and most importantly by social activism and advocacy. I firmly believe in these words: “Be the change you want to see.” It is only through love, tolerance, humility and the understanding of our own fragility that we can begin to find our humanity and, in turn, extend that humanity to others.
Love combined with action can and will make an impact on the world. It takes heart and guts to take on the seemly insurmountable, and we must. We must take a stand against injustices such as human trafficking, child abuse and poverty. Can one person change the world? Absolutely! Picture a world without Martin Luther King, without Gandhi, without Mother Teresa, and the countless other men and women who fought injustices in their culture, challenged the seemingly unchallengeable, and helped change their societies for the better.
and then there’s spending time with my beautiful family, sleeping in late after staying up all night, writing for hours on end, singing at the top of my lungs to anyone who will listen, seeing friends, those moments before dawn, handwritten letters, walking everywhere, nature, listening to beautiful music, finding an amazing bit of poetry, drinking lots of sweet tea, eating Godiva chocolates, laughing about the most pointless things, being completely in love, dreams, the night sky, the two most beautiful cities on earth Charleston, London…
I also happen to be sucker for all things independent art, music,countries,thinkers…
“Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will.”
f you believe you have information about a potential trafficking situation: Call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.