Born and raised in the Southwestern region of the world, my love for nature and spicy cuisine adds a little heat to my laid back personality.
My affinity for performing arts led me to pursue teaching lyrical and modern dance, which I thoroughly enjoyed for four years as a Creative Arts Director for a non-profit organization from 2003 - 2007. My biggest influences came from strong, brilliant, creative Black women, such as Debbie Allen, Josephine Baker, and Pearl Primus.
After a 12 year hiatus, and being diagnosed with Scoliosis in 2009, I have returned to the art of dance - with a renewed passion and purpose, as a Pilates Dance Instructor and Wellness Coach. My mission is simple: Inspire Black women to explore and exemplify their natural, sensual, extraordinary selves. As the author of my Wellness + Womanhood blog, I share the trials that we as Black women face within the constraints of a society in which Black women are deemed the least worthy - at least to the outside world. Creating a life of self-love, black girl joy, and fulfillment comes with many obstacles from self-doubt to criticism from others about the choices we chose to make for our own well-being.
Black women are the backbone of humanity, and I forever remain in awe of our strength, our beauty, our resolve and resilience - in spite of all atrocities we and our ancestors have faced in order to survive. My creative work in dance, writing, and podcasting are dedicated to Black women who feel unworthy, unappreciated, and unprotected. This space is a celebration of US. May you find solace through my lens.