The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers.

  • smile.

    October 30, 2019 by

    Smile, Black Girl. Smile, Black Woman. Smile. Why exactly do I have to smile? To make you more comfortable? Is it actually the figure of my expression or the hue of my skin that concerns you? I wonder. I’m not upset. But even if I was, is there room for me to be Black and… Read more

  • IF THE TREES COULD TALK

    June 15, 2019 by

    When I saw the trees, I was struck by the heaviness of the moment and so many questions. What does it mean for me, a descendant of enslaved people, to be walking freely, on this land? To be allowed the time and the freedom to be awe-struck on this land? To be given the space… Read more

  • I’m JBL.

    June 15, 2019 by

    Welcome to JBL uncut. I appreciate you for being here. If you stay ’til the end, you a real one, and my site says be real. Here’s your traditional “about me” information. Let’s get it. I’m a Christian. Ya have to be a classy woman with a lil bit of hood and whole lot of… Read more

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