Black History Month

For Black History Month I would like to highlight Samantha Fletcher: Harvard Graduate School of Education 2021, Educator, Technologist, Podcaster, & DEI Strategist,
Director of Inclusivity & Innovation for Eduscape. Samantha also host a dynamic weekly podcast named Daily Crossings Podcast, diving into the diversity ethos with clear solutions instead of rhetoric. You can find it on many podcast platforms and on YouTube. For more info about Samantha check out her website: samanthafletcher.com

Latchkey Kids?

Are there any latch key kids out there? The definition for Latchkey Kid: is a child who returns to an empty home after school or a child who is often left at home with no supervision because their parent is away at work. This started with me when I was in the 3rd grade (1980s) because my parents had split up but I had an advantage because my grandparents stayed next door, so if things got a little dicey I would haul tail over there. To look back at it, my mom allowed me to have independence at a very early age, even if it was by default. I learned how to cook simple meals by watching my mom, grandmothers, and Julia Childs on TV. My mom taught me how to clean up after myself, wash dishes, and personal hygiene care. I learned how to be a man via my uncles on both sides of the family and I learned how to love via the constructs of Hollywood and television, which I’m still trying to unlearn today…lol. But all in all being a latchkey kid was a good experience for me, it allowed me to dive deep into myself, it allowed me to start the healing process from the trauma of being born with a birth defect and lastly it allowed me to see my future self, the man I am today, and for that I am forever grateful that I was a latchkey kid, those were simpler and majestic times!❤️

Grateful Friday

This has been the most challenging year for a lot of us but we still keep the faith.
We are warriors, equipped with our sword and shield, no weapon formed against us shall prosper 🙏🏾
Together, we still rise, one day at a time. Thank You God!!!

Pics from The Hardy Homestead

I had a vision and a way was made! Our family homestead is receiving the love and positive energy it deserves! It was truly a spiritual journey walking through that sacred land over the weekend🙏🏾