“No Different Than You” Video Screening

Stigma plagues all communities, and in my attempts to reduce that stigma the youth and I created a video for Children's Mental Health Awareness Month (May). With support and help from BRIC Arts Media, we were able to put together this dynamic film  where the youth were able to share their experience about their mental health journey. Developing this video [...]

AIDS WALK 2015

There will always be a warm spot in my heart for the QHMC AIDS WALK. It was the first walk I ever did, and that was back in 2010. 5 years later, a youth of mine came to me telling me she was going to do the AIDS WALK, and you already know I encouraged [...]

Kidney Fundraiser 2014

In 2014 I decided that my 2nd fundraiser was going to be bigger than the first. My goal for this fundraiser was to promote more kidney awareness through a fun and educational form. "What's something that would draw a crowd for a good cause and also educate them at the same time?" Happy Hour• Raffle Prizes • [...]

Kidney Fundraiser 2013

Back in 2013 my grandfather was officially diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease and watching him deteriorate hundreds of mile away pained me. It caused me a lot of heartache because here this man,  hurting and there was nothing I could do to help him feel any better. I often say "If you don't like something, [...]

Kidney Walk 2013

As I walked to Foley Square to The Kidney Walk, I couldn't help but to realize that I was alone. I was doing an entire walk alone. As I got closer to the registration table I began to cry. I saw signs, I saw families, I heard music...I saw hundreds of people  supporting the same [...]

Update: Teens For Jeans

Update: Teens For Jeans On February 21st, 2015 I dropped off my last set of jeans to Aeropostale for the Teens for Jeans jean drive. With your help and support I was able to raise over 250 pairs of jeans!YES! 250+My goal was to collect around 140 and you guys have surprised me with your overwhelming amount of support!  After [...]

Day 4: Family Photo

This post is in relation to Adoption Awareness Month, November. This post was inspired by a photo challenge that brings awareness.   It literally took a village to raise me.    As I type this post I am getting so overwhelmed with emotion; Gratitude is the biggest one.    I put some of these people [...]

Coping, Resources, & Inspiration

I've been thinking about what my 2nd blog post should be and I've been having the hardest time making a decision.Should it be something inspirational, a review, a response to a current event...All these ideas and no feeling of affirmation, until I came across a picture of Robert Williams with the caption "Thanks for contributing to my childhood #RIPRobertWilliams" [...]