Welcome to Dove Culture, my repository of passions, thoughts and feelings. This is the place where I talk about this sacred journey called life. Here I share words and images about the passions that drive me.
My passions run deep. As a woman. As a mother. As a daughter, sister, friend, lover. My ever-evolving artistic practices include writing essays and poetry, performing spoken word, taking nature photographs, and making collages. I am passionate about family and community. I am passionate about peace, love and togetherness. I am passionate about the struggle for the liberation of my people throughout the African Diaspora, about preserving and perpetuating Black arts and culture. I am passionate about my work as an emotional healer, where I conduct workshops designed to help people feel better about themselves.
I travel the world, but I live in Philadelphia, the city where I was born and raised. Following high school I matriculated at Hampton University in Hampton Virginia, where I received a bachelor’s degree in Mass Media Arts. After college, I returned to my beloved Philadelphia and have stayed here all these years.
I began my career cutting my chops at places like The New Freedom Theatre, Philadanco, KYW News Radio, and Power 99 FM. I developed writing skills as an arts journalist for The Philadelphia Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and many other publications. Over time, in order to support myself, I became an arts administrator, a social worker, a grant writer. I love music, especially jazz, and often perform with jazz musicians. I love to read. I produce my own one-woman- shows. I love music, especially jazz, and often perform with jazz musicians. I love to read. I produce my own one woman- shows. I love independent films, cooking, eating, fashion, podcasts, jogging and being out in nature. I love being on this adventure called life. Won’t you come along on this journey with me? I would be so very honored.