© 2017 by Natasha S. Alford

March 2, 2019

 (Note, this is not me but we kinda look alike.)

Hey guys! Whew, it's March!  Kudos to all of us for surviving the wildest Black History Month, crazy political plot twists (this is not the season finale of America guys, stay hopeful) and one of the warmest winters on re...

January 2, 2019

When you look at the course of your life, there are some years where everything comes together.

2018 was that year for me.

"Coming together" isn't about perfection, but rather revelation. Understanding. Harvest reaping. And reconciliation.

I started last January year, cru...

November 28, 2018

I was diagnosed with lupus two and a half years ago. 


For the longest time I’ve been afraid to say that out loud but I’m trusting good things will come from sharing my story.

Lupus is an autoimmune illness where your immune system attacks your healthy tissues and orga...

October 12, 2018

I'm baaaaack! Did you miss me?! :) So much has happened in 2018, most of which has played out on Instagram but I've decided to return to my blog by writing about my favorite thing: Carnival.

This past weekend I participated in my sixth Caribbean Carnival celebration, wh...

December 31, 2017

2017. Wow. We're at the end of it. I've been so busy the past couple of months, I barely had time to blog about it.  I say "barely" because everything in life is about choices.  And there was definitely time to take 20-30 minutes to write about what I was experiencing...

November 14, 2017

This afternoon I'm joining a panel to talk about women's leadership and using your voice.

In honor of global Take The Lead Day!, I reflected on the ways my journalism career has inspired me to embrace leadership even when I didn't realize it was happening.

All of us have...

November 10, 2017

It happened.

Before I tell you how, I have to give the backstory about why it means so much.

As a journalist I get to meet celebrities pretty regularly and I don’t get starstruck too often.  But there’s one celebrity who if I met her, I knew my outlook on the world would...

October 21, 2017

When I first got the opportunity to interview Shaka Senghor, I jumped at the chance.

I remember hearing about his interview with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday (which she said was "one of the best interviews" of her life) and I knew he was a compelling speaker with an inspi...

September 8, 2017

"Direction is more important than speed."

That's a quote by Oprah Winfrey I posted to my Instagram account yesterday, which spoke to my soul in more ways than one.

In life, it's easy to think that the first person to finish the "rat race" wins, but that's not always the...

August 24, 2017

Have you ever had the feeling that you wanted to do more?

That even though people expected you to be happy something was missing?

Eight years ago this month, I had that feeling.

At the time, I was in my first job out of a college, a 22-year-old management associate making...

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