Growing up, the month of May was a precursor for something exciting.  The big moment for me usually revolved around the end of the month with the anniversary of my parents.  It’s been over 20 years since I acknowledged their special day, however the years in between were peppered with graduations, BBQs and Memorial Day.  Along the way I became aware of May representing Mental Health Awareness Month and Asian-American Pacific Islander Month.  And by 2020, May created an unprecedented disruption of our world with the death of George Floyd that became a catalyst for so much more.

That collective tipping point, as I often describe 2020, really challenged me to think about how I show up and exist in the world.  Between the pandemic, the racial reckoning and the politics leading up to the election, I found myself feeling the need to be ready for anything that came my way. Perhaps I was navigating like a chameleon, however I was absolutely feeling the necessity to wear multiple hats to keep my professional and personal existence uplifted.  Choosing hope and faith amidst all the reasons that brought forth despair and fear is where I focused my energy.  The loss of Black life and perpetual media cycle of the pain hurt my heart.  The conversations I had to have with my son about police brutality, why the continued assault on Black & brown men and women by those who were designed to protect and serve, led to the proverbial “talk” to ensure he keeps a few key things in mind when encountering the police.  It was a very transformative time.  And now looking back on it, I made it!  We made it.  Now, how do we impact the future and our role in it?!

I wrote this piece at a particularly empowering time during my healing from depression.  I recently revisited it and I found myself reconnecting to it in a new way.  I’ve come out of the other side with a sense of resolve.    I definitely have not resolved everything that has swirled in my head over the past year, but I have found a sense of peace with my process in processing it all.  I’m challenging myself to remain present in the moments, to pick up the pen again and create something new, and honestly to find ways to take action and do something…now. 


The time

The season

Is upon us.

The reason to commit

To trust

To depend on Him

The One who guides,

Is now.


We surrender to life

Surrender ourselves

To obey the calling upon us.

The temptation that exists

Between spirit and flesh

Will not rest




I say

This day

A way

Will be made

I’m in a sentimental mood

Feeling subdued

Contemplating the framework

Upon which my mental is situated

I’ve been inundated

With heaviness about this world we live in.

I’ve been stressed


And often not focused

On the shifting dynamic that plagues my situation

I’ve made bad decisions

With my indecision

In the midst of a circumcision between

My wants

My desires

My reality.


I figured

I’ve triggered

The sensibilities

For my ability

To deal with the situation.


About moving forward and leaving behind

The residue that caused chaos

In my mainframe

Time to change game

Change clothes


Get noticed

For the righteousness that exudes from within.

The line is thin.

The duality that exists between present and past

The last

Shall be first

The thirst to quench


In the unconditional dichotomy

Of reality

Love is the center of this oneness

The time is


KK is an energetic storyteller, creative marketer and servant leader with a kaleidoscope of professional pathways in music, print publishing and television.  Currently, KK is a marketing executive at a major media company. Faith and family anchor KK’s ambitions, and she believes Luke 12:48 hold true, “from everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”  KK leverages her gifts, talents and abilities in support of advancing others, particularly in motivating her 9 year old son CMK.  

Passionate about education and inclusion, KK is a graduate of New York University with a MS, Integrated Marketing and she supports her undergrad alma-mater Wesleyan University with dual, alumni volunteer leadership roles.  As a Trustee on the Oliver Scholars board, preparing high-achieving African-American and Latino students for academic success is a priority.   Through her writing and in her relationships, KK continues to unpack and explore life transformations the only way she knows how – with unconditional love, raw honesty and a touch of humor.

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