The Seeds: Started A Business. Performed Poetry. Wrote A Collection of Poems. Recorded My Passion. Cultivated My Circle. Gained Closure. Fell In Love. Found Genuine Connection. Cleared My Sexual Energy. Practiced Yoga & Meditation. Gained Better Coping Habits. Excelled in retail Received Bonuses and Recognition. Lifted My Own Spirits. Accomplished My Goals. Expanded Social Media…… Continue reading Seeds of 2016: Let That Shit Grow
The Manure: Depression. Suicidal Thoughts. Uncovered Trauma. Agency Abuse. Gave Away My Power. Shattered Through Heartbreak. Broke Some Hearts. Shut the World Out. Cried / Sobbed / Cracked Over A Lost Friendship. Sent my dog off to a new home. Suffered in Retail. Lost Too Much Money. Spent Too Much Money. Got Fired. Overworked. Disrespected.…… Continue reading The Manure of 2016: Let That Shit Go
This past weekend – 11.18 & 11.19 – I leveled up in the world …. the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!!! Yes, I am a Potterhead. I’ve always managed to keep my nerdisms confined to comforts of my room and conversations with selective friends. This weekend’s level up came in my exposure to the outer world of…… Continue reading Out N About SnapStory: Harry Potter Nerdom!!!
There’s a such thing as being too fucking nice and I’ve yet to find my balance in it.
Without a traditional Kwanzaa set with which to light candles & reflect on daily principles, Ortilla turns to SnapChat to “light up” her celebration of Kwanzaa.
Last Thursday (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday), I attend a community panel discussion organized by The Gen Y Project, a local community organization. The discussion was one part of Gen Y’s participation in New Year, Same Struggle: National Day of Action Against Police Violence. They also rallied At Georgia State University and marched to city hall…… Continue reading Out N About: New Year, Same Struggle Community Panel
It’s that time of the year again: graduation season. Primary schoolers are graduating from pre-K and high school while the collegiate scholars are celebrating the completion of their degrees through commencements across the nation. For every high school and college graduation, you watch as the graduates experience ambivalent feelings of relief from their institution and…… Continue reading Graduation: Is It Really Our Time to Shine?