About | As a young black woman living in the United States, experiencing how the various systems and infrastructures of oppression, everything from education to employment, to interactions with individuals and personal relationships have contributed to the personal emotional blockage of black women. Where we often keep a lot of our experiences and feelings ofContinue reading “BTS | A Black Woman’s Tears”
Never been…kissedembraced romanticallyfound attractiveshown interest in Feelings consistently unreturned Why? Impatiently waiting… Patiently waiting… Maybe it’ll never happen Impatiently waiting… Patiently waiting… Defeated self-acceptance
You said that you were refraining from cursing, even though the word was right there on the tip of your tongue, locked behind the bars, known as your lips. We were young in our friendships, so I did what I believed to be showing up for my friend in their time of need. So likeContinue reading “This Is What Showing Up Looks Like I”
Until that day, I didn’t know that there was an art to apologies. It’s a phrase that spoken about in movies, television shows and songs, but never in real life. Looking back now, I can’t even remember what I was sorry for, but it was important to me. I was passionate, most of our argumentsContinue reading “Apologies”
You asked, ‘what’s it like having a twin brother?’ Glancing up from my sketchpad, I replied, ‘I’m my brothers’ keeper.’ It may have come across as distant, dismissive and cold. Little did you know, that in time you would come to learn the true weight of those words and how they weighed me down…
Looking back at that day, it was riddled with foreshadowing, the beginning, middle and end I met you in a downpour and you pulled up to take me to the house, which would be home for the next three days. In the rain, I appeared pitiful but admirable, hopeful but desperate. To me, you wereContinue reading “First Impressions II: Foreshadowing”
A black Micron 05, is what you remember I used to take notes that day. Corralling cats, is what I remember of how you described working with our team. That day, we proved that we were memorable to someone, but we didn’t know it was to each other.
Alphonso Jordan, Product Designer, Hue Collective Co-Founder, Entrepreneur Cicada’s singing, airplanes overhead, whistling trains and the distant conversations of fellow Hue Design Summit attendees, create the perfect background noise and ambiance for our conversation, about what success means to him and its impact, embracing himself authentically, and the impactful work he does. Definition of SuccessContinue reading “Alphonso Jordan | Product Designer, Hue Collective Co-Founder, Entrepreneur”