Black womanhood & the requirement to be strong

Strength was measured by how much discomfort I could endure emotionally and mentally. The more I could endure, the stronger I was viewed…until I was seen as indestructible. I did not begin to refute the “strong black woman” label until I was in my late twenties. To me being viewed as indestructible felt like a mark of success.

This is not a drill, I’m back!

It's been well over a year since I last posted on Faith, Fitness & Everything Else. In fact, this post has been sitting in my drafts since the 21st of August 2021. To the people that stayed subscribed y'all are the real ones. So why did I stop blogging? That honour is fully piled on depression.

Le Féminin

On this International Women's Day (8th March 2020) I think of what the Duchess of Sussex said on her visit to Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham on the 6th March 2020, 'you have your mother's, sisters, girlfriends, friends in your life, protect them.' So often the directive for women empowerment is geared towards women.… Continue reading Le Féminin

When Everything Looks Okay, But Isn’t

From the outset, I had already decided that 2017 would be amazing and it already is! My prayer for you today and for your 2017 is that God would pull you closer into Him, no matter what you have been through, I pray that He would restore joy, internal and external peace, as well as… Continue reading When Everything Looks Okay, But Isn’t

Hold on to the bar

If you're a CrossFitter you've probably been here, you're halfway into a wod with heavy snatches (arch nemesis,) and let's throw in muscle ups because this is a badass wod, and you hear your coach say 'hold onto the bar!' I don't know about you but with my forearms burning, calluses daring to rip, the last… Continue reading Hold on to the bar

Faith, Hope & a Whole Lotta Love

I often ask myself what is the purpose of our lives and I conclude that life’s purpose is to be happy. We have no guarantee what will happen in the future, but we live in hope. That’s what keeps us going. Dalai Lama Nothing hypes me up more than a compliment or two… from my… Continue reading Faith, Hope & a Whole Lotta Love

Fight

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. Fight for what you want your life to look like. A couple of weeks ago I deleted all of my posts on Instagram. We've all been on a page before and thought the person who deleted all their posts to be a… Continue reading Fight

P is for positive!

‘Change can be powerful, if we are brave enough to evolve with it.’ The hardest part of CrossFit is finding a box. Finding a coach that you connect with and people that are on the same wavelength as you are. A place where positivity is felt the minute you step in! In the wake of… Continue reading P is for positive!

Athletes’ Corner Part III: Adrian Conway

This final piece of athletes' corner is the best...okay, I'm going to say that about every athlete that I interview because it's the truth. Some of the athletes you'll see in this growing feature, I have the honour of calling them my friends...real friends, not the imaginary kind that solely exists in my head haha!… Continue reading Athletes’ Corner Part III: Adrian Conway

Genuine faith

Trusting even when it appears you have been forsaken; praying when it seems your words are simply entering a vast expanse where no one hears and no voice answers; believing that God’s love is complete and that He is aware of your circumstances, even when your world seems to grind on as if setting its… Continue reading Genuine faith