Finding Sankofa moments as time ticks on

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Processing boyhood trauma


From exile to chosen

A “first time” story

Discovering pleasure in the midst of a “harmless” game

Photo Credit: Alex Radelich

How I won my first fight

Another boyhood lesson in toxic masculinity

Fighting was in my nature I suppose — Wrestling with my identity and the expectations of society was an everyday reality

Alley Politics

The Rules of Engagement

Embracing presence and the courage to love today…

This illuminated rotten stump found on the Laurel Creek Trail in Tennessee spoke to me. Even with my broken and fragmented thoughts, I am present to the light within.

An example of Dr. Kessel’s self-care hobby. She is quite the artist! Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes

Marquese Carter

Singer | Musicologist | Voice Teacher | Cultural Activist

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