2nd Merch Drop! + updates on blckspces

Yo! It's been a minute since I've tapped in with the blog and honestly I've been on GO for the last three months. Seemingly getting settled down and back on track so here we are! While I've been working a chaotic swirl I just wrapped on my biggest and most fulfilling project to date (separate post coming soon!), hit some snags on the professional side, decided to take blckscpes to the next level, and started to lay out what's next for me in the sense of growth. Personal and p

First PAID Public Speaking Invite! 😳

So, this post has been on top of my procrastination list for about 3 weeks, almost a month, which means I have to stop being lazy lol. Like journaling, this is my safe space, so I'm focused on making it less like "work" or "creating content" but more like free writing. All the homies that journal regularly know what i mean lol. Anyways, I had the opportunity to give my first public speaking seminar last month! i won't cap at all I was nervous as hell and had to idea what to e

My First Merch Drop!

So, I'm a day late after the "official" drop but yesterday I dropped my FIRST merch for blckspces!!! I know that seems pretty corny and small but man...I never thought I'd drop any merch, I just wanted to have some stuff to wear for myself lol. Now look at us! The blckspces hoodie is LIVE on the site (blckspces.com) and thanks to everyone for supporting the push of this drop because I was hella hesitant about doing so. Either way, I'm very pleased with my decision to do so an

Consistent VIBEZ!

As you can tell from the title lol I made a promise and commitment to myself to be more consistent next year. So I decided to start early on that goal and start owning up to it.. no more excuses for lack of content or lack of meaningful posting. I definitely want to post relevant, helpful, and meaningful stuff but also want to keep some kind of rhythm that allows people to connect in a way that feels organic. If you haven't noticed I'm BIG on things transpiring as organic as

EOY WRAP UP!

Man.. what a year. Lot of chaos but a whole lot more blessings.

Why I quit Landscape Architecture + the MLA program...

So.. I've fought with figuring out the best way to frame this and talk about why I quit the master of Landscape Architecture program. A lot of that came from deciding how to use a tone people could relate to and the rest came from being as transparent as possible in my decision. At times I felt like I was letting myself down, letting other (future) Black landscape architects/development/design professionals down, and letting down this space for not sticking it out in a field

I'm featured in Next City?

It's still wild to me that I actually created an e-book, finished it, and self-published it?!?!? Lmao

Black Planner Collective Call!

If you missed Monday's Black Planner Collective (BPC) call or you haven't been to one, seriously where you been? Lol it's cool though I'm putting together another one before the Thanksgiving holiday so we can chop it up before the holidays kick-off and we're (hopefully) taking time off to spend time with family. So, next Tuesday, November 17th, at 6:30p CST (check the flyer below) - come through, hear from, and connect with some amazing BLACK planners, designers, those in aca

29th $ZN..

Wild to think this is the last year of my 20s... seems like yesterday I was turning 25 and feeling slightly lost at what was next for me in my life. Possibly having a mid-life crisis lol but really just a little stuck as to who I was trying to become and what I actually wanted to do. Now at 29, I feel like I've truly found myself - all of me. I say truly instead of finally because for awhile, well most of my adult life, I felt like I was running a rat race to "finally" be on

APA + Black Voices - I'm Published?

Critical of my profession but also knowledgeable enough to know when it's time to speak up and make sure WE'RE seen...

Finding My Way..

I realize I've been humble a bit too long and recognize it's time to show some bravado in what I do to show what all I'm capable of..

To Be Black..

You have NO IDEA what it's like to simply exist as a Black person in 2020... it's exhausting, frustrating, heartbreaking, and then some.