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caring-friend

For as long as I can remember, I have been the caring friend in my circle. I’m the friend who is always there when you need someone to talk to, who’ll get you out a financial bind, give and send you gifts just because, and drive all over the city and state just to come see you. Basically, I go above and beyond for my friends. I’m a ride-or-die type of person. Once we are in this thing I call…

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support-you-friends

One of the best feelings in the world is to take something you are passionate about and turn it into a platform. Whether it’s creating a blog, making an album and streaming it on SoundCloud, or writing your first novel, it is a rewarding feeling knowing your idea evolved into something bigger than you could have imagined. Yet no matter how proud you are of yourself, it is hard taking your craft to the next level without support, specifically from the people in your…

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open-letter

Dear, Daddy,It’s been eight years since you passed away. I still remember the day I found out you were gone. I had come from a great day at school. My mom was sitting in the kitchen. I looked at her with the somber expression on her face and immediately knew something was wrong. She said, “Dominique, your dad passed away” and my whole body went numb. I didn’t want to believe it. I was supposed to call you the week before to…

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car-stolen

A month ago while on my way to work my car was stolen. I left my keys in the ignition (bad idea) while throwing my trash out and on the way back to the car a guy hoped in it, smiled at me, and sped off with my things in it. My purse, my wallet, my keys, and the worst of all, my MacBook with some chapters of the book I have been working on and every assignment for grad school that had to be…

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blood-related

I come from a big family. But aside from my mom, I am not close to any of them. Being an only child (at least on my mom’s side), it bothered me not having a strong relationship with my cousins, brother and sister, aunts, uncles, etc. Over the years, I was a little jealous of seeing my friends go to their family reunions and family holiday parties because I desperately wanted to do the same with my family. But I have been blessed to…

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