As an adult woman, one thing that I've realized over and over is that my girlfriends are a true extension of my family. I knew this before. Matter of fact, I found this out in my teens, when one of my best friends helped me in a tremendous way. She was my safe place. And still, almost a decade later, continues to be. She's not the only one. During my birthday, I made an effort to keep count and really acknowledge their presence in my life. The way our souls have been connected for many years, through many things- is beautiful. The indescribable connection with each of them is precious to me. They are the sharers of my dreams, Godmothers to my children, secret keepers, shoulders to cry, constant creative inspirations, celebrators, and loves of my life.
Even some of my newer relationships, they are true. They're so many layers to our sisterhood.
I've been working with Izze for a few months now, and I've really enjoyed each project I've produced with them. I feel as though they push me to acknowledge the bits around me, the bits that often don't get displayed on this blog or on social media. They're the ones that tug at my soul. I've enjoyed the opportunity to crack the window on those bits just a tad. The opportunity to be more open in this space.