Life changes the day you find the beauty of your own voice.
Finding your voice is like when a child learns that his tiny voice can echo in a parking lot. There is no stopping that child from screaming non-stop because she has become obsessed with the beautiful sound her voice is creating and how the sound seems as if it will go on forever.
I always spoke in “parking lots,” but I never spoke loud enough so that my voice would ricochet against the barrier and cause a disruption of sound waves.
Now I feel as if I am that child in the parking lot – diligently trying to test, navigate and push the “gaps,” “color lines” and “barriers” with my voice
…so as to make the world a little better for someone somewhere who has trouble overcoming something.
I am obsessed with speaking, writing, designing, creating, implementing, and evaluating
…so that maybe my voice and my story can empower and inspire screaming in others.
This blog aims to engage all those who read in discussions of GRACE (Girls Rising Above Circumstances to Excel- my research program), race, and my knowledge base.
…so as to fill the space until OUR voices reverberate.
My dearest readers,
Will you test, navigate and push with me?
What separates me from the egocentrism as a child is that I understand that the sound becomes even more beautiful when it is joined by the voices of others.
Welcome and thank you. For believing in me.