I'm Speaking at Creative Mornings in Oakland!

UPDATE: Watch my speech below!

***Listen to my podcast about anxiety***

This Friday, Jan 26th I will be speaking about living with anxiety challenges and mental health for Creative Mornings. I HATE anxiety. Hate it. But my love for stopping mental health stigma by sharing my story is stronger. I'll also talk about facing our normal, everyday anxieties.

Registration opens this Monday at 11am. They go quick so make sure you sign up ASAP.

First Day

Welcome to Cocoa Fly! This is my first post and first blog. I have a bit of the jitters. It almost feels like the first day of school. But I'm excited and ready to chat about music, books, politics, art, theater. You name it. I know you're probably wondering where I came up with the name Cocoa Fly. Well, I like chocolate and dragonflies. Not together of course. But it's deeper than that. Cocoa Fly is out of the box. Hybrid. I love the word "fly" because to me it means endless and surpassing all boundaries. And "fly" is my favorite slang word. As for Cocoa it's flavorful. Rich. Just naturally good.

Speaking of naturally good Prince graced the pages of the LA Times this past weekend. Seeing Prince's face when I opened my newspaper Sunday morning was a nice surprise. As you can see I still use the vintage method o
f getting some news. I LOVE Prince--ruffle shirts, platform shoes and all. Black must not crack becuase he looks way to young to be 50. A music critic interviewed Prince at his mansion. He spoke about being a Jehovah's Witness and his three upcoming albums. All may be released without a major label. Prince is always reinventing himself and he's bold. He even goes door-to-door talking about his faith. If Prince came to my apartment I don't know what I would do. Actually, thinking back to a Chappelle Show skit, I'd probably offer him pancakes.


  1. Hey Cocoafly is a great name and I will be checking it out.

  2. So happy for you! I agree with you about Prince. Love him! I saw him in concert a few years ago. So awesome!

  3. Can't wait to read more of your posts. I love the name of your blog - Cocoafly! No misnomer here, but perfectly appropriate. As for Prince, he's a timeless classic. And, so are pancakes. Prince and Pancakes - two staples that will never go out of style. :)

  4. Welcome to the afrosphere young sista!

    peace, Villager


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