• Family,  Journey,  Life,  Marriage,  Womanhood

    &: A Reflection of its role in Marriage

    Ah, the ampersand… the typographical equivalent to a wedding ring, marking permanent relationships. It may be strictly by coincidence that I am drawn to this symbol, considering it was once recognized in the 19th century as the 27th (my favorite number) letter in the alphabet, following ‘Z,’ and taught for years in the British schooling system. Although it was officially dropped from the alphabet, its draw and significance remains. It is absolutely a fascinating symbol that many designers, businesses, and people love to use, draw, re-create, and explore it’s many abilities to change yet remain the same. Someone once described it as a “shapeshifter that could change at a moment’s…

  • Children,  Journey,  Parenting,  Womanhood

    Sons and Daughters: Raising Superheroes

    Following the global Women’s March on Saturday, I came across a post in my feed that really captured me, it was a picture of this woman’s young daughter, maybe three years old, wearing a dress with superhero words like “wow” on it and she was wearing a gold cape. The caption read, “Strong women… may we know them, maybe we be them, may we raise them.” A quote I have often seen and felt a tinge of “bam, I am woman hear me roar” in my step afterward, especially at that moment. I was so moved by her post because I get it… motherhood. I immediately wished I knew her…