After what has seemed like months and months (and months) of transition, I have finally landed on solid ground and feel so settled, joyful and full of life that I can barely contain myself. It’s been a long road, filled with moments of doubt and fears that I would be swallowed up by an all-engulfing sadness. When I didn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel there were people in my life who did and never let me forget how loved and cared for I am!
Words will never be able to express how grateful I am to have all of you in my life, but alas, I will try….
Patti and Trevor Pearson…and Montana, for providing me with refuge, with a place to land more gently than I expected.
My Femme Sisters Christina Gilpin and TK Tunchez, you are my heart!
Ms. Adrienne Williams, Shayna Israel, Winnie Glover, Dana Richardson, Adam Hymans, Chris Bartlett, Jennifer Bhagia, Becca Crane, Shanna Cummings, Tiffany Reid, Ariana Salazar-Newton, Anne Trapp….gosh, I am missing people I am sure, but you are NOT forgotten. You are the best family that God could have ever sent me. You love me in spite of myself (often)! I would surely not have survived the last 6 months if it hadn’t been for your unending and forgiving love!
Sidney Gaskins, my partner in crime, my accountability partner, my friend! You know we got this!
To my family at Gloria Dei Church. While we only had a short time together, know that we are eternally connected. I am falling in love with Jesus all over again because of the serenity you brought into my life. Mary – I will carry the lessons you taught me about prayer and stillness wherever I go. Jim – you are Family! The Kids – thanks for letting me tell my ‘coming out’ story for the first time and being so wonderful and brilliant…and don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise!
All of the wonderful people who have so warmly welcomed be here in Atlanta – the community at St. John’s, the boundless love of the Atlanta Radical Faerie gathering,…and all the energy of possibility and opportunity that I feel each and every day that has already exceeded my wildnest imagination. Thank you!
This move to Atlanta has already been more transformative than I could have ever imagined. I have a lot to share, but wanted to be sure to thank all the wonderful people who I have shared life throughout the last year.
To say that there is a lot going on would be a huge understatement. I have taken a few months to figure out new directions at The D Projekt, new collaborations, and even a somewhat new platform. So here is a sneak peak at what is ahead:
Women You Need to Know - a weekly segment where I share stories of women who have been influential in my life, who have shaped my way of understanding race, gender, sexuality, and power. Too often women’s voices get silenced
Hands and Feet – a weekly segment where I share stories of the many unsung women heroes in our communities, who are changing lives one person at a time.
Blog Collaboratives - I will be blogging on several other sites starting next month. Some have been in the works for a while and others recently manifested themselves. So blessed!
….and then there are all the events, people, issues, community events that I will be attending. Atlanta is a vibrant and passionate city, and I want to share her with you as I explore and get to know her! Yeah, Atlanta is a her in my world and thereby on the D Projekt!
So, stay tuned! And…I want to hear from you! I want to know what you want to see, what you want me to cover, what organizations or individuals get overshadowed. You make the D Projekt world go round!