It all started when…
I was about 12 or 13 years old and my Dad asked me, “What do you see yourself doing in your life?” He always asked such big questions. I remember saying, “I want to make sure the people in my community know ‘what’s up.’” And at the time, I didn’t know what that looked like. I thought about the possibility of putting out a newsletter because I’m a writer. And for a long time, I would say that I wanted to be a “Community Educator” even though I’d never seen that as an actual job title anywhere. A few people understood what I was going for though, which helped.
Today, I do a lot of things. I manage a nonprofit in Atlanta, called Committed to Communities, which does education, outreach, counseling and coaching to budding First Time Homebuyers, the majority of whom are low-moderate income individuals and families. Through that work I do a lot of Personal Finance Education and Coaching.
I am a Performance Poet and Writer, having served on the Java Monkey Slam team and represented Atlanta both regionally and nationally in competition. You can also often find me reading at a local Live Lit Show, like Write Club or Bleux Stockings.
A year and a half ago, I founded the nonprofit, Be Loved, which is dedicated to creating community in Good Relationship across Metro Atlanta. Our work is grounded in Restorative Justice methods and we aim to bring those methods of relationship building in to the mainstream.
Lastly, but of course not least, I’m a life and wealth coach. I coach people powerfully to have breakthroughs in all areas of their life and I use one’s relationship to money as a starting point and foundation from which to examine other life areas, to get in greater alignment with their values, what they want for their lives and who they want to be in it.
I am also currently working on a book that I hope to release in 2020, on Glowing Up.