In the journey of Becoming Mama J, I made the decision to name, frame, and claim 4 Truths that lay the foundation for how I lead the work I do in the world.
Exactly a year ago today… A fire was set to my life as I knew it. Shocked. Betrayed. Heartbroken. Simultaneously knowing, deep in my soul what had been activated I did not have the courage to do. And, now I can see the gift in saying the thing that had not been said… Our marriage is over. A personal Truth impacted by what I had couched as a professional pursuit—decentering and disrupting White Dominant Culture—is now the result of countless […]
Because it must be said… Because your words and actions matter… Because it’s not business as usual… • Despite peacefully falling asleep with JJ last night, I was startled awake. I was called to read the various perspectives, to take note of who has spoken and who chooses to remain ? Then I couldn’t sleep. • I share this not to guilt or shame you into action, yet simply to publicly share your words and actions matter. I’m leaning into […]
As Dimensions Shift, Embracing Love & Compassion: A Flashback to August 2014 “If you bring forth that which is within you, what you bring forth will save you.” ~ Gospel of St. Thomas I can no longer deny or postpone the fact that my job is ending in two and half weeks, transitioning me to full-time self-employment. While I’m trying to enjoy these last weeks of perceived “stability” with the freedom and responsibility ahead, I’m also struck with the simultaneous transition […]
As a guest on the Mama Truth Show, I share about the profound impact the themes of Intentional Justice™ and Identity have had on my life and the life of my daughter. You’ll love hearing about what Mama J recommends how we treat justice inside our families and how loving yourself like a mother is key to it all. You can download and listen to the episode on iTunes or watch the recorded video below…
As I sit to write this post about #WhyIMarch, I am aware and acknowledge that I have been silent on this platform–the place I call home to connect my current musings for all things love + intention when it comes to loving, learning, and living in Berkeley/Oakland, CA since my Post-Election Invitation. Short on time?! Scroll down to…3 Steps of Intention Justice™ to Speak Y(OUR) Truth Beloved community is formed not by eradication of difference, but by its affirmation, by […]
Today, L❤️💛💚💙💜VE feels like a… R E V O L U T I O N ❣ Originally shared via @mamajlove1 Instagram on Sun, June 12… It takes courage to love… 2 be vulnerable to another. It takes faith to love… 2 believe OUR love is equal. It takes passion to love… 2 be driven for and with your beloved. It takes will to love… 2 believe I am is we. It takes power to love… 2 be strong enough to […]
Lovelution = Love. Justice.Freedom. We’re in one of my favorite months! So, it’s fitting that I’m back on the blogging scene just in time to show + celebrate love. Not just any love…a Lovelution of Love. In fact, it’ll be six years this V-Day that I entered the blogsphere with this post: Love: A Means Towards Freedom (read later) ♥ After re-reading it a few times myself, what feels evident is the importance of these three tenets: love, justice, and freedom. […]
My latest exploration of the term and one of my core desired feelings. In this introductory video, I share my evolving definition of a lovelution.
Mama Sabbatical ™ (Current “working” Definition) :: The magical (though often challenging) time spent away from formal work responsibilities to focus your attention and love on your newest role and identity as a mama or female parent. Ideally, paid. My Rebirth into Motherhood In my last blog post for Justice Happenings (the Jillybeads 4 Justice blog), I mentioned how I would be putting the pause button on my bi-monthly posts during what I then envisioned being the standard 3 month maternity leave while I stepped back […]