Father’s Day 2019 is upon us. I originally wrote this about my entire family. I wanted to re-release it for Father’s Day because it tells so much of the story of me and my dad. In case you did not know, the Herstun Writer has officially moved (back) to Atlanta. It is mind blowing how … Continue reading Meet the Curator – Father’s Day Edition: On Privilege and Family Ties
I know that it has been a while since we have discussed my family in detail. But if you recall, the last time we met about Mai family timeline, I told you about the year I met my husband. 2007. Even though we spent time together after 2007, the next time we spoke, I was … Continue reading Mai Family Stiles – A Timeline – 2011 to 2013 – The Birth of Us
You know, they say a woman's intuition is never really wrong. At this stage in my life, I know all too well what that gut feeling is like. But we as women, often choose to ignore it. At least I did! I felt it in my gut. I used to feel my gut, twisting and … Continue reading Felt It In My Gut – On Learning to Trust My Intuition
My name is Knew. Herstun asked me here to meet you. And to share my th🤔ughts. This season of my life has been a powerful mirror for me. It's helped me confront the reality that I've been dealing with various forms of anxiety, depression, and emotional trauma for most of my life. I'm right in … Continue reading Somethin’ about Love – Meet Knew. By Knew Feat Brené Brown
Part 3 and the epic ending of Mai Stiles prom debacle. Come read how she handles the stress of tux shopping, transportation, and teenage expectations.
Guinea is a west coastal country of Africa with a population of 12.4 million. The sovereign state is a republic with a president elected directly by the people. Guinean people belong to 24 ethnic groups and while French is the official language more than 24 indigenous languages are spoken. Guinea is the world's second largest … Continue reading Alex J. in Guinea – Alahassane Kaba from America – An African-American Man in West Africa
Prayer ends with -- Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah -- to the left and right. [May Peace and Mercy of Allah be upon you.] My peace is found in prayer.... On June 26, 2017, I was sitting in my car waiting to check-in for my appointment. Today, I will be receiving my first testosterone shot. So excited. … Continue reading Finding My Peace — Verse 4 — Becoming Aamir Ali
Sunshine the Conservative Mom, meets ehr first love, a military man named Brandon. They marry quickly and she begins raising a family. But sunshine does not always come when you expect it.
Hey loves! Welcome back. Thank you for showing love on my last article. I will be here every other Wednesday to give you some awesome reads (figuratively and literally 😀) about whatever pops into my mind and affects my feelings. Ooh Lord, all the feels. 🤣 But, on a serious note, I think it's dope … Continue reading can a sista have it all… you know, the fairytale?
Who am I? Hello, I’m Sunshine and I am many, many things. I’m a 29-year-old mother of three, divorcee, Christian, Army Veteran, Stay-at-Home Mom… oh, and a registered Republican. Intrigued yet? Like many of my peers, I was raised by a single mother in sunny Orlando, Florida. Sure, Florida is definitely South if you’re looking … Continue reading Sunshine the Conservative Mom