Because Life Is: a second chance.

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Life is a beautiful journey you have to go back and rediscover time and time again just to really appreciate it. I found myself at times during these past few months being so invested in the perfection of having a lifestyle that I could be proud of. When I say that, I mean that I began to think very superficially about things I felt I needed and things I feel like I should accomplish. I wanted everyone to acknowledge that I was putting in work, and with that comes the need for constant likes and compliments. I got lost in the idea that if I helped and supported others, that eventually the same due respect would be given.

But life serves you up lessons in unique ways.

I questioned a lot of things, the most consistent being whether or not I was good enough for much of the very things that I wanted to accomplish.

I’m so grateful for the reassurance that many of my greatest friends and family have surrounded me with.

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I’ve had to ask myself countless times again and again how much my dreams are worth, all while reminding myself of my worth and that it means something.

This series, #BecauseLifeIs is going to be very transparent and very real.

Everything that you could think of — from parts of my life I rarely discuss to love and relationships to career journeys.

Stick around for it all, and thanks for the support, always.

-KD

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Happy #NationalPoetryDay!

The leaves are changing

The wheels are turning effortlessly in my mind

stars are aligning

it must mean that our time has come.

Happy National Poetry Day!


 Something about a good word that brings you much pleasure. I truly enjoy poetry and all that it does for the soul. I woke up this morning in reflection of so much, and then it hit me.

“IT’S YOUR DAY LOVE!”

I squealed with so much excitement and joined my family via social media to celebrate us.

The storytellers.

The scribes.

The writers.

This artistry isn’t made for everyone. We have a unique gift that everyone longs to have. It’s amazing.

Sometimes, I can’t even believe that I am a poet.

This art has saved me so many times.

And I’m sure there’s a unique story for everyone behind poetry.


In honor of #NationalPoetryDay, I wanted to highlight some of my favorite pieces and phenomenal individuals.

Spoken Word

Jasmine Mans – Dear Ex Lover

Miles Hodges – From Head To Toe

Carl Lewers – Jigsaw

Alysia Harris – This Woman


Written Poetry

Nikki Giovanni – “I Take Mastercard (Charge Your Love To Me)”

Nikky Finney – “Dancing With Strom”

Langston Hughes – Mother To Son


I hope you enjoy the readings! I’d be remiss not to share some of what I’ve been up to lately, so here’s links to some of my newest works. Feedback is always appreciated <3.

Got something you’d like to share? Shoot me a comment below! I’d love to read.

xo

My “writography”

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New Content Posted + Stay Tuned!

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“You are your ancestor’s wildest dream.”

What does it take to start a revolution?

Work.

Passion.

A different way of thinking.

Community.

Over the past month I’ve observed a lot and have taken in a lot of valuable information that I could greatly use to impact my life and my profession. A huge part of what was learned is not being afraid to take on the very things that others won’t.

Just two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the founders of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Alicia Garza, and what a moment in time for me it was.

I was in Japan when the hashtag took over timelines all over the world. Having been back in the states for about a year now, it’s almost painful to think that a lot really hasn’t changed since then.

Garza spoke on various topics, but the main point that I took away was “these narratives are not new, but our conditions are.” We are a remake of history unfolding.

This story reminded me that this is only one of many more stories to talk about that represent our generation and the current motions we are going through as a collective. In the new stories that I’ve covered, you will see that shine through.

In addition, I’ve been on a bit of a writing journey through my transitional period, and I am opening myself up to all of you with new poetic pieces.

As usual, I am always open to comments or criticism. I enjoy what I do, and I really hope to just get better and better in my approaches of how I do things and the stories that I tell.

Thank you for your constant support in my endeavors. It really does make a difference.

xo

KD

P.S. Follow my brainchild, The Conqueror Movement (@conquerormovement) on Instagram for very important announcements within the next week!

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“The revolution will be televised.”