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Tapping Into the Warrior Mentality

My life has been characterized by tenacity, perseverance and determination; these values have been instilled in me through overcoming several challenges and obstacles. The role with the utmost significance to me is that of being a patient advocate for people with sickle cell disease. Being born with this illness myself, I felt compelled to be ... Read More
Untitled Pain Poem

Untitled Pain Poem

We met before consciousnesses but you were idle idle for years lingering underneath unbeknownst to me. here you are 26 years later actually you first showed yourself at 16 but you were not yet a storm, you were not yet consuming me pain. causing me to reconsider my life my joy, sickness, chronic and though ... Read More
#Spoonie

#Spoonie

On Human Energy Conservation aka being a Spoonie “I’m not lazy.” That’s something sickle cell warriors often say when asked what they want others to know about them. I personally have never been called lazy, however I have had that uneasy feeling where a peer is doing the most and I choose to do the ... Read More
Sickle Cell + Photography: Orig1nal Blog Feature

Sickle Cell + Photography: Orig1nal Blog Feature

Hi Loves! I back again with a feature Friday Featuring me! A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to link up with fellow blogger Ori of Origin1al blog. In the 13 min segment we discuss my journey to photography and how I’ve been using it share empowering stores such as the Warrior Series. We ... Read More
Letter to Evelyn from the Internets and other Creators of Joy

Letter to Evelyn from the Internets and other Creators of Joy

This past April I spent seven days in the hospital for a sickle cell crisis. his hospitalization was my  first since December 2013 – I had been crisis free for five years. This is a big deal for anyone living with sickle cell, especially for me – someone who spent most of her childhood in and ... Read More
Chronically Fearless Feature

Chronically Fearless Feature

Chronically Fearless is a space for young women living with chronic illnesses to connect and share experiences and resources.   me in Fearless merch. I was first introduced to Tasha from The Africanist Podcast  (her episode here) two years ago. I immediately fell in love with her message and mission, I attended the Chronically Fearless launch a few ... Read More
KweenPhotos + Sikcell for #WegoHealthAwards

KweenPhotos + Sikcell for #WegoHealthAwards

I know, it’s been a minute and life updates are coming soonest! In the mean time, I have some exciting news! I’m honored to say I’ve been nominated for the #WEGOHealthAwards! These awards seek to recognize Patient Leaders who are making an impact with their advocacy. My advocacy are being sickle ell awareness. “The WEGO ... Read More
#TheWarriorSeries Volume 1

#TheWarriorSeries Volume 1

June 19th is World Sickle Cell Awareness Day. In honor of it, I launched a project that was has been on my heart for some time – #TheWarriorSeries. The Warrior Series is a photo series that redefines what it means to live with sickle cell. I was also honored to have it featured on xoNECOLE: ... Read More

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Hi all! I apologize for being MIA, “Life got in the way”. I’m an RA this year and had training for two weeks and then school started. But now I should have a (somewhat) steady schedule. Any who so it’s 11 days till the walk! If you havent registered, today is the last day.  AND ... Read More