When Christian patriarchy fails, and its children need spiritual peace

I read a portion of the Bible recently and it pissed me off.{And not in the “Oh, that’s the conviction of the Holy Spirit” kind of way.}As part of my research for an essay I was invited to write for a natural hair anthology, I wanted to find the old Scriptures that I was raised with – the ones that talked about how a woman’s hair is her glory....more

The end.

It is the last day of 2013. I’m reflecting. Aren’t we all? ...more


Today I am on my way to Ethiopia!! If you want to keep up with my journey, like VoiceBox Media on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@thvoiceboxmedia). Can't wait to get back and tell you the stories of the people I encounter there! ...more

the year of the grasshopper

For the second time this year, I received my expedited passport in the mail. And it's just in time, because for the second time this year, VoiceBox Media is going to Africa. This trip to Ethiopia with Doma International has been on the horizon since early this year and now here we are: five-and-a-half-weeks from departure. 5.5 weeks until I leave Austin and embark on a journey of many ...more

hair and head transformation

To read about my hair to shaved-head transformation, click here. Sept. 2, 2013 Sept ....more

grateful celebration of turning {30}

In October 2012 I was driving from Kentucky back to Texas and I thought, "I want to return here for my 30th birthday party and I want to celebrate with some of my most favorite people." Fast forward to September 2013 and that's what happened....more

In the aura of community

“Love is the very difficult understanding that something other than yourself is real.” Iris Murdoch Inside a little house on Sept. 20 a group of women met. There was food and cucumber water ....more

For the love of a friend

The #victorybirds! I've competed in a few races with mostly one thing on my mind: can I beat my personal best? Can I shave off a few minutes, seconds? ...more


If you were to ask me 10 years ago what my bed would look like when I turned 30, its current state would not be my answer, which makes it a metaphor for how different real life is compared to expectations. Not bad. Just different ....more