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My Wellbeing is a Humanitarian Act

Until recently, my life has been focused so acutely on humanitarian efforts that, at times, I lost a bit of my own humanity along the way. Even as a child, I was strongly compelled to stand up for the oppressed. I’ve always followed my heart, which told me to serve others to the best of…

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The Space of Possibility

We like to plan things. We analyze and strategize until it’s safe enough, comfortable enough, responsible enough and socially acceptable. Finally, we have the perfect plan. Then we run it by friends and gauge their reaction. If all goes well, we execute. As a brand developer and activist, I’m constantly analyzing and searching for root…

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The Dance of Now & What Could Be

They say the grass is always greener on the other side, and there is a tendency to believe that the desire to experience the other side is irrational and even irresponsible. You should just be content where you are. Don’t rock the boat. I’ve never had a desire for contentment. I have grown to love…

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And So We Leap

AND SO WE LEAP AND SO WE LEAP We all know what it’s like to dream that life could be better. Some spend their lives dreaming, and never actualizing them. Others take big swings from time to time. Some are tormented by their lack of courage to follow their dreams. And others are expert dream…

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No Tree Is So Foolish

                              This is the essence of ubuntu. We are all connected, part of the same source energy. We must embrace this reality in order to find peace. Violence begets violence. Peace begets peace. The only person you can control is yourself.…

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The Year of Your Perspective Bank

  At our core, I believe each of us operates according to our perspective. Our beliefs, judgments, actions, inactions, fears, loves, desires and infatuations are founded in our perspective. Each of us has an perspective bank full of experiences that happened to us or that we specifically sought out. We don’t choose the environment we…

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Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality | What Are We Fighting For?

Part V of “Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality” There comes a point in every time of resistance when it’s time to move beyond talking about what we’re fighting against and begin discussing and actively engaging in what we’re fighting for. I believe that time is upon us. Continual awareness is crucial. Information, today…

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Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality | This is America

Part III of “Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality” A wave of protests and discussions has swept across the nation as a result of the decision of the Grand Jury to not indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown. When I look across my Twitter feed, I see post after post of peaceful protests…

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The Revolution Begins

I’ve been studying the concept of ubuntu, a South African philosophy, since I was about 15 years old. The ancient philosophy posits that we are all intrinsically connected, unable to reach our full human potential as individuals. We can only manifest our truest, most enlightened selves through consistent interaction with other humans. I’ve detailed my…

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