I am a journalist, writer, poet, mother, sister, friend and soon-to-be ex-wife. This blog will explore self-discovery, parenting, divorce, mental illness (specifically bipolar disorder), etc. You know, the stuff of my life.

When I was in my teens, my first true boyfriend decided to rename me as Imani. (Yeah, there were issues there too.) I blanched at his nerve and we’d later break up. But I’ve often thought of that word and its meaning (faith) for years, and felt it did suit me. Faith. Such a simply profound concept. As in many other times in my life, I’m stepping out on faith. And I’m claiming that name now.