This Black History-Legacy Month, I have made it a personal goal to appropriately celebrate. I have planned to use my poetry, my creativity, my inspiration and connections to put together a special online exhibit. I intend to use this month to dignify our black boys, to show a unique perspective and to give them a space to be kings. To those who tune in, I ask you to honour our boys and help elevate their worth in our society. A huge thanks to @jahgrey for sharing the images of black boys and men that I will be posting throughout the month. #blackboysarenightkings #BBANK #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth . . . . . #poetry #poem #poet #poetsofinstagram #WalkInYourTruth #writersofinstagram #writing #poetsofig #writer #poetrycommunity #poems #wordporn #writersofig #words #spilledink #instapoet #typewriter #prose #poets #creativewriting #instapoem #writers
Take Me To Church
Many of my life experiences have been surrounded by church and everything that entails. I was born into the church so it’s fair to say I’ve had some not so great moments in church but I’ve also had some incredible life-changing encounters that I can’t imagine my life without. When I was at home for Christmas break in Toronto, I went to the last 2 churches I was at before I left for University, Malvern Christian Assembly and Agincourt Pentecostal Church (One Church). I really only went to Youth groups there, but anyone who’s been with me while I was there knows that we had the time of our lives on Friday nights! I was surrounded by influencing leaders and a solid support group. (Shout out to Pastor Dean and Pastor Will and Suzie) No doubt that there were many ups and downs but from those days community is what stands out the most and the fact that it was all anchored by Jesus is what makes me want to introduce and open up the church to more and more people. This is only part of the reason I’m on this journey.