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The Start of Something New

The summer is showing out these last few weeks before the 2022 Autumnal Equinox (aka the first day of Fall) in the Northern Hemisphere and I’m here for the cooler temps and sunshine.  What a season it has been traveling through Paris to Africa and back, moving in with...

The End of a Chapter

Friday, August 26th, 2022 was my last day as a practicing Curl Artist. 5 years ago, 21-year-old Andra moved to Chicago with an intense and grounded hope. I left my family, my full-ride scholarship, and everything I’d ever known. Little did I know, I was following a...

Catching flights & feeling feelings

AirFrance economy made it clear to me why folks prefer first class flights, okay? Care, intentionality, lavishness with a side of bread and butter feel good. Here’s my in-the-moment musings from the plane: At this point in my life, I’m big on filtering what I...

I had an anxiety attack in Paris

i had an anxiety attack sitting inside an airport in Paris and here’s my theory as to why—and by “theory”, I mean “obvious ass truth”… so, i hadn’t been allowing myself enough time to grieve and move energy through my body in all...

From Detroit to Chicago to Africa

It’s been 6 months since my last share here, lots of unpublished words, lots of stories to tell. Maybe they’ll make it here, maybe not. We’ll see. Let’s come to the present for now. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind and so much of where I find myself today...

God meets me: Pleasure, Fear, and Risk.

As I sit in my bed, listening to Heaven & Earth by Leslie Odom Jr., sipping coffee with homemade caramel and oat milk, and writing these words, I feel one overwhelming emotion: gratitude. I’m grateful. I can feel it in my bones. It’s a Sunday afternoon and I look...