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Raven is a Black American woman wearing a bright orange fitted dress.

Meet Raven

I have a thing for words. I’ve loved writing ever since I was a child–whether it was short story fiction or journaling, I have always found it easier to articulate myself via the written word. I reside in the Northern Virginia area with my husband Shaquan and our dog Tyson.

My interests include but are not limited to faith and spirituality, linguistics, food, film, creative writing, reading, self-improvement, personal growth, self-care, and music.

You may or may not see some of my other work floating around the internet. In addition to running this blog, I also contribute to The Ghetto Activist, a blog dedicated to pro-blackness and educating the masses to counter 400+ years of misinformation. I also take time to self-publish and contribute to online publications such as Medium. If you’re interested in seeing some other varied topics from me, feel free to click here!

I have a number of things I want to accomplish within my lifetime (sooner rather than later). One of them is financial independence. While I didn’t grow up with the desire to become the richest person on the planet, I do have a strong desire to live life on my own terms without worrying if I have enough PTO to do it. In addition to this, I would also love to provide a comfortable life for my parents, whose wisdom and guidance molded me into the person I am today. I also want to become a person of influence and create a positive impact on others (no matter how ‘small’ it may be).

If you’re wondering why this blog’s main imagery consists of balloons, it’s simply because I adore them. There’s something about seeing big, bright balloons that put me in a better mood. I love the way they look when they make an accidental journey through a clear blue sky. And I have also come to find out that there is a spiritual meaning behind balloons. They represent our aims, objectives, and dreams in life. They also reflect the strong urge from within to let go–whether it be our fears, our sorrow, or our past.

But more importantly, I’ve come to realize that, in this world of negativity, I want this blog to be a shiny pink balloon in the sky. In other words, Serendipity & Such is a blog dedicated to personal growth and positive development. It is about taking a hold of our dreams while simultaneously letting go of our fears and doubts that weigh us down. Together, let’s embrace the unexpected, find value in the struggle, grow from the experience, and learn along the way. Welcome to Serendipity & Such!

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