The Context for my Writing

I am an advocate for foster youth and practice my creativity through writing and art-making.  As a survivor of trauma, writing is a way to heal and express my story, My goal is to develop meaningful relationships with my community and find ways to lift and inspire others to overcome barriers. My background in fine art and creativeContinue reading “The Context for my Writing”


360° Moments: Reflection

This year, I hope to share 360° moments. Yesterday, I hung new posters in my K-5 classroom which also serves as the library. In my Husky Paw Pride class (social-emotional learning class), we have learned about responding to set-backs & developing a growth mindset. The library makes me remember my roots each day.🤍In my SELContinue reading “360° Moments: Reflection”

Flight Forward

Over the past 48 hours, I have seen some posts comparing 2022 to a new flight. The following memories flooded the timeline of my heart- When I was a kid, my grandmother would play this Flight Final album every time I spent the night. She was a very faithful Nazarene/Christian. This record tells a storyContinue reading “Flight Forward”

Just a little perspective.

AnXiety- You X the spot where I don’t want to be. Even in the light, you sneak around it and make it impossible to feel safe and in the worst of situations, you completely cover it up like it never existed. Anxiety is very sneaky and I know it is coming. I am its prey.Continue reading “Just a little perspective.”

Relational Resiliency & Foster Care Awareness Month

For the past four weeks, I have been doing something for ME and I have to thank my friend because she is babysitting my son and  making it possible for me to take a 6-week class on Thursdays. It just so happens to be Foster Care Awareness Month and my class is about Relational ResiliencyContinue reading “Relational Resiliency & Foster Care Awareness Month”

Purposefully Playing the Hand that You’re Dealt

#happiness💕#reflectionsfromaformerfosteryouth #mothersday#mentalhealthawarenessmonth#nationalfostercaremonth May is National Foster Care Month. Foster care is more than a label & Foster youth are NOT a statistic. This month and all throughthe year, may we foster strength and humanity by celebrating foster care voices. Voices of Foster Strength: I am sharing my own journey!🎉 This week, I stepped out ofContinue reading “Purposefully Playing the Hand that You’re Dealt”

Gratitude & Ending the Cycle

I’ve always wanted to write my memoir because I want to help others overcome. I didn’t realize until very recently, that my son and I had very similar hand gestures that we made as babies. And for some reason…the very thought of us being uniquely the same, even though it’s just represented in a fewContinue reading “Gratitude & Ending the Cycle”