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Category : Intentional Justice™

24 Sep 2019
Lovelution in Kauai

Mama J’s 4 Truths

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.

14 Sep 2019

Becoming Mama J…

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 […]

14 Aug 2017

Thoughts on Charlottesville

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 […]

02 May 2017

Identity: Why the focus?

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 […]

24 Apr 2017

My Mama Truth: Love Yourself Like a Mother with Intentional Justice™

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…

02 Feb 2017

Turning My Angst Toward the Lovelution #WhyIMarch & 3 Steps of Intentional Justice to Speak Y(OUR) Truth

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 […]

14 Jun 2016

LOVE: A R E V O L U T I O N ❣ #StandWithOrlando

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 […]

10 Feb 2016

Lovelution = Revolutionary Love + Intentional Justice = My Big Why?

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. […]

29 Sep 2015

Welcome:: A Lovelution

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.  

12 Sep 2015

What the Heck is a Mama Sabbatical™?!

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 […]