Nonfiction

My work has been featured in Narratively, HelloGiggles, Elite Daily, Sisters from AARP, Sugaberry, and more.


The Last Time Larkspurs and Saltwater Were in the Air » forthcoming in Memoir Mixtapes » 2020 » essay


2020

Excerpt from my memoir-in-progress Beneath the Pepper Trees » Juniper Editing & Creative, SPINE blog » July 15, 2020

personal essays & prose

A Black Mama’s Breathwork, or, the First Time I Had “The Talk” with My Daughter » JMWW Journal » July 30, 2020

The Sweetness of My Worth » Juniper Editing & Creative, SPINE blog » July 17, 2020

Jericho March » The Hellebore » July 16, 2020

Black People Are Allowed To Be Angry » On Our Moon » June 23, 2020

Embracing the Complicated Journey of Having OCD » On Our Moon » May 28, 2020

Craft Essay: On Affirmations and Writing » Linden Avenue Literary Journal » May 5, 2020

Isolation Observation: Parenting in a Nightmare » On Our Moon » April 21, 2020

Isolation Observation: My Neighbor Gives Me Hope » On Our Moon » March 31, 2020

Taking Time Away from My Family Helps Me Thrive » Sisters from AARP » March 10, 2020

Legacy, Complicated » Cinnamon Magazine » March 2, 2020

Lessons » Granada (Chaparral Press) » January 21, 2020

On the Subject of Your Inheritance »crêpe & penn literary magazine, Issue 5 » January 01, 2020

I Know This Much » crêpe & penn literary magazine, Issue 5 » January 01, 2020

articles & interviews

Interview with Sharon Wishnow » The New Southern Fugitives » July 15, 2020

10 Resources to Bookmark as You Work Through PTSD-Related Trauma » HelloGiggles » June 26, 2020

DW Recommends: “Alright” by Kendrick Lamar » Memoir Mixtapes » June 8, 2020

What to do if you experience racism at work, according to an expert » HelloGiggles » June 5, 2020

Treat Yo’ Self: Five Tasty Goodies to Nibble On For Mother’s Day » Sugaberry » May 6, 2020

Girl Talk: Fanning the Flame of Intimacy in Quarantine » Sugaberry » May 1, 2020

Some of the Cutest, Coolest, and Calmest CBD Products for Mamas Looking to Chill » Sugaberry » April 20, 2020

Interview with T.J. Hunter » The New Southern Fugitives » April 22, 2020

Reading Recommendations for April 2020 » Linden Avenue Literary Journal » April 15, 2020

10 Fun, In-Home Activities to Keep You and the Kids Entertained » Sugaberry » April 14, 2020


2019

personal essays & prose

I didn’t have a voice as a child—but my child will » HelloGiggles » November 8, 2019

Seeking the Dead » Nightingale & Sparrow » October 31, 2019

Notes from a Springhill Suite » [PANK] Magazine, Health and Healing folio » October 5, 2019

My Secret Life as a Mysterious Multimillionaire’s Personal Assistant » Narratively » September 23, 2019
*Top 10 Most Popular Stories on Narratively in 2019

How I Found Autonomy in Childbirth » On Our Moon » September 22, 2019

In the Drink » Boston Accent Lit » September 14, 2019
*First Prize, Boston Accent Lit’s 2019 ‘Wicked Short’ Nonfiction Contest

Bear Hugs » Road Grays In print, Issue 2 » September 10, 2019

Upon Identifying What Consumes Me » peculiars magazine » August 27, 2019

Marriage After Kids Was Harder Than I Thought » On Our Moon » July 7, 2019

Knock Off » Whatever Keeps the Lights On — Issue 2 » June 26, 2019

I love being a mom—but motherhood is not all I should talk about with friends, coworkers, or my own family » HelloGiggles » June 6, 2019

A Portrait of Madness » Linden Avenue Literary Journal — No. 79 » June 1, 2019
*Nominated for Best of the Net 2019

Night Owl » Sidereal Magazine — Issue 5 » May 15, 2019

My Sexual Assault Still Affects My Marriage, Even Though It Happened 13 Years Ago » Elite Daily » Apr. 01, 2019

stopgaps: in public » peculiars magazine » Mar. 27, 2019

peril + power » honey & lime literary magazine, audio Issue 1 » Feb. 19, 2019

Teaching my biracial daughters that all hair is good hair is an act of self-love » HelloGiggles » Feb. 08, 2019

Embracing My (Postpartum) Body. » On Our Moon » Feb. 03, 2019

Being in public without fear of harassment is my right, but not my reality » HelloGiggles » Jan. 25, 2019

Mothers Aren’t Allowed To Be Angry » On Our Moon » Jan. 13, 2019

articles & interviews

This new underwear company is helping mothers with postpartum recovery » HelloGiggles » November 14, 2019

In “Hot Comb,” Ebony Flowers illustrates the intimate relationship between Black women and their hair » HelloGiggles » August 14, 2019

Break Your Bows and Be Made New » The Suchy Much » July 31, 2019

At Rest » Nightingale & Sparrow — Issue 2 » May 16, 2019 » photography

gathering, hive, and winged attraction » honey & lime literary magazine — Issue 2 » Apr. 01, 2019 » photography


2018

personal essays & prose

Bitter Grief » The Hellebore — Issue 1 | Dec. 31, 2018
*2018 Hellebore Scholarship Award Creative Nonfiction Honoree

The Color(ism) Divide in Motherhood » On Our Moon » Sept. 23, 2018

As a black woman, I have to confront misogyny and racial inequality in childbirth » HelloGiggles » July 04, 2018

When I go shopping as a Black Woman » HelloGiggles » Apr. 23, 2018

In All, There I Am » Stoneboat Literary Journal — In print, Issue 8.2 » Spring 2018

As a Black woman and mother, the Austin bombings challenged my mental health as much as my safety » HelloGiggles » Mar. 28, 2018

A Fractured Mind » TAYO Literary Magazine — Issue 7 » Jan. 31, 2018

How I Am » Cagibi — Issue 1 » Jan. 15, 2018

Tracks » Mother Always Write » Jan. 05, 2018

articles

How a Family of Four Lived Without a Refrigerator for a Month » The Billfold » Dec. 03, 2018

Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka demonstrate the struggle of Black excellence and Black womanhood » HelloGiggles » Sept. 10, 2018

Your Voice is Powerful » Engaging Life’s Moments » July 23, 2018


the early days

Retrospective » Mothers Always Write » Oct. 23, 2017

A Guide to Pumping Breast Milk at Work » Sammiches & Psych Meds » Oct. 18, 2016

Another Black Man is Dead » Sammiches & Psych Meds » Oct. 6, 2016