Starting Your Dreams Later In Life and Embracing the Detour

Jenee Darden speaking at Creative Mornings I know it's been a while since I've posted anything but that's because of my job. I'm working as a reporter covering Oakland and I host an arts segment on the radio where I get to interview amazing artists from around the Bay Area. Plus I'm publicizing my book  and building my speaking career!  You know what's funny? I thought this would all happen by the time I was 27-30.  Nope. That wasn't God's plan for me. I'm finally beginning to do the things I've wanted to do and I'm almost 40 years old. Some people reading this who are 40 will say 40 is still young. But some younger people reading may think 40 is nearly ancient. But I'm writing this post for those who like me, thought their career and personal dreams would come true much early in life. I'm here to tell you not to give up.  You know, death inspires life. A number of my relatives and friends have passed away, ranging in

Black Virgin, White Hipster and Black Womanhood

Go Echo, Go Echo
Photo: Alexis Keenan
For the entire month of November I'm bringing you my Black Women & Sexual Empowerment series. Follow at #BlackWomenSexuality.

I'm Day 4 into my Black Women & Sexual Empowerment series. Thanks for the support. Speaking of support, go see this woman's show. Echo Brown is amazing! She made the one-woman show about black womanhood I've been waiting for. Black Virgins Are Not For Hipsters is an amazing show. It sells out a lot so get your tickets early. Her show is running through December. 

Read my interview with Echo Brown here. It's a really powerful discussion. Share the post!