“Hoop Dreams” Hoodie Now Available!

Check out for apparel and canvas prints featuring my original photography and artwork. Sold exclusively at!! Marley’s Mantra dropped the “Hoop Dreams” hoodie today on Friday the 13th! I’ve been wearing it all day and am loving how warm and comfy it is!! #LovinIt 🙌🏼

What The Bum?

I’ve posted 5 bikini photos since 2012. In 2012, I made a conscious decision to not post bikini shots, even though I had travelled to a few lovely beach spots like, Florida and Punta Cana. I decided back in 2012, that showing myself in a swimsuit showed too much skin. So I didn’t post bikini…

Yayyy Tesla Motors

In a historic move, Tesla has moved away from using leather in their vehicles. Awhile back, I was browsing cars and realized, while I love the look and feel of a leather interior, *(yes, even on those super hot, sunny days when it hurts to even think about sitting down), I detest the idea that…

How Brilliant Your Light Shines

How beautiful the world would be if there were more John F. Kennedy’s. John Jr. was killed 18 years ago today along with the love of his life, Carolyn and her sister, Lauren in a tragic plane crash. A legacy of a man who lives with love and sincere compassion for all others cannot be…

Show A Little Teeth

Define yourself in under 5 seconds. Using one word, define your entire being– everything you’ve ever done, accomplished and went through by using Can you? Most likely you could conjure up some flattering word but do you want to? Do you want to pigeon hole yourself into a mere word? The best experiences, memories…


Who can tell me what’s wrong with this picture? If you guessed, “That’s not Oscar Micheaux”, you would be correct! The image is of the great Paul Robeson (I’ve written about him in the past. Please google him if you don’t know who he is. He was an amazing man, filled with MANY extraordinary talents…

Happy World Book Day

Happy World Book Day to all my fellow bookworms 📚🐛 The aftermath of book shopping❤️📚Sooo many good books, so little time. #TheBestGiftsAreThoseThatTeachYou #Grateful


After my Dad’s accident, I knew that when I saw him again I wanted to tell him all the things I did and hear him say he’s proud of me. I then realized, my Dad would always be proud of me. I was Daddy’s little girl. It was myself who I had to make proud….

Thank you, 44

It breaks my heart to see you go but thank God I got to witness you.  Thank you, 44.  💔 Photo: Pete Souza