Reclaiming Consistency
Sara Haile-Mariam | August 15, 2018

Sometimes being consistent means taking a break. Sometimes being consistent means taking a step back. Sometimes being consistent means pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. Sometimes being consistent means being okay with feeling uncomfortable or unsure. The more I reclaim my notion of “showing up consistently” or even my relationship to my “work ethic” from external rewards and external outcomes, the more I find inner alignment. The more I find inner alignment, the more the world around me shifts to reflect what I’ve found.

States of Shine
Sara Haile-Mariam | August 13, 2018

I am more than the work that I produce. I am more than the things that I make. Whether I’m productive or quiet or consistent or unsure - I remain all of me. Whether I’m heard or ignored or amplified or supported - I remain all of me. Whether I show up or show out or show myself the quiet of my own company - I remain all of me. I produce the work.

He Took A Knee (Poetry Video)
Sara Haile-Mariam | August 1, 2018

I reject the notion that we need to choose between loving Black People and loving Veterans. That’s the choice that they’ve presented us with. And since this country doesn’t love Black People, and loves to pretend to love Veterans, it’s a choice that’s being given continued and continual voice. This false choice is an indication of how white supremacy distorts our ability to see each other. This country’s treatment of Veterans is contemptible.

Black and Brilliant
Sara Haile-Mariam | July 30, 2018

I wrote my first song (that I can remember) when I was pretty young. I spent the better part of the years to come jotting down rhymes in the corners of my notebooks, on the back of receipts, and later in my cell phone memo pads. Writing those thoughts down gave them somewhere to go but I never thought anything of it. Even as the words sung to me — I didn’t give much thought to this thing I happened to do.

"Hold Some Back For Me" (#AlittleSomethinMakeda)
Sara Haile-Mariam | July 30, 2018

It’s been a weird few months for us! Sara’s been getting through some ongoing health complications from the Mirena IUD (doing better now!) but we took some time and really slowed down which is something we’re both not inclined to do least of all after an EP release. We’re starting to ease back into the swing of things with a focus on what we really, really, really want right now.

Give Me Seeds (Support Sara's Writing)
Sara Haile-Mariam | July 29, 2018

Something in the water triggered me Left me feeling misaligned I guess I’m fine but with more time I’ll realize I’m not meant to be Dragged down by these subtle pleas Counting beans so anxiously Why is that those with less are often the first to give? Why is that scarcity lights a pathway to your own generosity? And that the more you remain grateful, the more you gain velocity