(she/her) I’ll admit, bio’s are hard for me. My friend once called me a Renaissance woman. While most would be honored by the title, I found it confusing and limiting, lol. So I know I could share with you the things that are typical and used for the purposes of impressing folks (i.e. English major, DEI Chair, School and City board member, business owner/entrepreneur, etc.) but I’d prefer to share what I’ve done that impresses me most and could be an opportunity for you to get to know me more. I love fashion and so I am a stylist, particularly of mamas who want to be comfortable AND stylish. I have a passion for home decor so I am a home organizer. I’m obsessed with textiles so I am in the process of learning how to make my own textiles with an homage to my African heritage with a modern twist. I love almost all music and have frequent impromptu dance parties so I’m taking online lessons to become a dj. (hmmm, I think I’m beginning to understand why she called me a Renaissance woman). And lastly but surely not least, I am a mother who co-raises two FREE black children. I’ve homeschooled/unschooled/self-directed them their entire life, though this terminology and naming it is new to me. (As you can see from above I tend to just do the things that bring me joy, which to me is what self-directed is.) If you asked me what my partner and I want for our kids is for them to be free...full stop! The harder part of that is figuring out, together, what that will look and feel like; and we are up for the challenge. In my opinion, that is by far the most impressive thing ANYONE can do. And if that wasn’t enough to let you know about me, I’m also a decent dancer, pretty good cook, stubborn, funny, private, pleasure seeker, controlling, playful, and a completel goof.
November 5th, 2022