Songwriter. Singer. Woman. Sister. Friend. Believer. Since the time I realized I could sing as a young child, I’ve been holding onto music for dear life. Well, more like it’s been holding onto me. The only thing I believe in more than the power of music is the power of God. I’ve seen it work in my life in more ways than I could’ve ever imagined possible. I began leading worship as a teenager in my hometown of Baltimore, MD. I knew even back then that I wanted to one day pursue a career that would take me beyond the walls of the church and allow me to express my love for God, music, storytelling, and humanity in a way that was unique and authentic to me. Had someone told my fifteen-year-old self that I’d be living in Nashville today knocking on Music Row’s doors, I wouldn’t have believed them. Yet here I am, living the kind of life I once didn’t know I’d be strong enough to live. The life of a young black woman pursuing a career in country music is just as challenging, yet rewarding as it sounds. With my blog, it is my prayer to help awaken The Church to the challenges folks like me face when attempting to bring diversity into industries that have essentially been closed off to minorities. It is my hope to see my story be one of transparency, light, and awakening. I pray that someone is blessed by my words.