hoy!

Believer and weaver of strong social fabric,
reporting for duty.

"It's been a long time...

"It's been a long time...

...I shouldn't have left you
Without a strong rhyme to step to..."

It's been rough going. I'll just leave it that. Too much on my plate, too little bandwidth to share.

But today is a great day. Today is a day that sits between two giants, two friends, two powerful women. Today is the day between the birth of the one and only Sabrina, a dear friend and member of my chosen family, and the birth of Katherine, a recent and great addition to my Bay Area circle. And today, I thank them for their existence, their camaraderie, their commitments to justice, their strength and their fighting spirits. It's it an honor and a joy (and, occasionally, a hangover) to be able to call them friends. The world is undoubtedly a better place because these two are in it. I'm pretty sure I'm a better person and leader because their in mine. At the very least, I have them to thank for the inspiration a reason to put this new playlist together.

While Allah may not have blessed me with biological sisters, my life is graced with a fortune, a bounty, of powerhouse women. And two of them celebrate their birthdays this week :)

Much love, queens! Cheers to you both and cheers to another turn around the sun!

photo credit: @beingbrina

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