I have always looked to storytelling as a vehicle to freedom: family folklore, films, Biblical parables, mythology, carefully-crafted music albums, memorable speeches. Storytelling - at its purest - has the power to inspire, to inform, to persuade, and to connect. And that's what I'm here to do. I am a storydistiller/storyteller who looks through a lens of innovation and faith in writing, directing, producing, speaking and facilitating. I dig for authentic narratives and share them in a way that encourages and frees others to be honest. This is how I serve God and people.
I founded Temple & Riot a blog that sits at the crash site of faith, creativity, and culture. Temple & Riot is a resource for workable tips and prayerful encouragement for the 21st century creative. I am also co-founder, writer and director for Spark & Bloom - a digital media brand focused on creating uplifting video content for and about communities of color - first and foremost, Black women and girls.
I am an speaker/facilitator who works with high schools, colleges, faith groups and non-profits to create trainings and workshops on wellness, faith, personal development and social justice.