The Untouchable

Steam rises from my grandmother’s crock pot / Freshly cooked rice sits comfortably on the counter / Lamb chops dance across the wedding china my mother—in-law had to buy me / Sparkling wine slides down the side of my favorite wine glasses / And there I stood / By the kitchen door / My sienna …

Rapture

It’s seven past midnight / There’s a crackling in the sky / I mean a nuke in the sky / There’s a bed of nine dead lilies in my face / I mean a bed of nine dead bodies in the mosque // There are scared children clinging to my skirt / I mean scared …

Influencer Spotlight: L’Oreal Thompson Payton

On July 3, 2017, the tables were turned. The woman, who has spent a large portion of her life as a reporter and content creator, found herself on the other side of the experience. Baltimore’s very own, L’Oreal Thompson Payton, took the time out of her schedule to have a conversation with me about her journey in writing, dedicating herself to her purpose and finding healing in self-care. L’Oreal is a true mover and shaker in this world, and I hope that you apply just a portion of the gems that she dropped throughout this conversation!