You Can Change Your Mind: How 2 Black Men and a Sea of Angry White People Changed Mine

You Can Change Your Mind: How 2 Black Men and a Sea of Angry White People Changed Mine

I am not arrogant enough to think that I have it all right, that I know the answers, or that I have the power to change hardened hearts and minds. My hope in writing out my story is that it will resonate with white people who are confused, softened, starting to question long-held beliefs.  And [...]

It All Started in 1997

It All Started in 1997

It was October 1997, and I had just turned thirteen. The red ink at the top of my English homework was life-changing in a way that Mrs. Padgett never could have known.  “Wow! … You have a talent with words!” I don’t remember my first reaction when I read that statement. Reading it now, my [...]

Summer Updates!

Summer Updates!

Happy Almost August, Friends! Time for several mini updates. Why haven’t you been posting? Summer has been crazy busy (in a good way)! Not a great excuse, but it’s all I’ve got for you. Time with my family, a road trip to Tennessee, a week at Pyoca, a week at Great Escape, and still working full [...]

A New Adventure!

A New Adventure!

This blog was born in 2015 out of a combination of coping mechanisms and practicality. I had just been diagnosed with cancer, and I desperately needed to grasp at the positives… so I called this blog “The Next Adventure.” I decided to look at the scary statistics, surgeries, and treatments with curiosity, enthusiasm, and more [...]

Living with the 10%

Today's Appointment I received great news today at my oncology appointment, but only after surviving a few breathless, tense moments as my doctor read through some lengthy notes from the radiologist who examined my CT scan. How my appointments usually go: Dr. Reddy walks in, shakes my hand, and sits down at the computer. We [...]

2 Years Later!

First of all, a huge apology for those waiting for an update! I had my appointment this morning, and worried texts started rolling in late this afternoon. I have the best people in my life, and I am so sorry for making you wait! The reason I didn't post an update right away was because [...]