Overnight Success? Nah, that’s not a thing: Debunking Myth About Millenials

Many people often refer to our generation as the microwave generation. Now whether affectionately or not, they're implying we like things instantly and conveniently. Which to many degrees is very true. Our culture has made a convenience a must, it's engrained into the very fabric as who we are as a people. We have become impatient … Continue reading Overnight Success? Nah, that’s not a thing: Debunking Myth About Millenials


The Year of Freedom

It’s funny how life happens. When I started thinking about writing on this topic I wanted to focus on telling about my journey to personal freedom. I had an outline all planned, points ready to explicate, and a directive all thought out. Then on Saturday as I was coming back from taking pictures, I got … Continue reading The Year of Freedom

Here to Stay

Happy Thanksgiving! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Happy Black History Month! I think that catches me up! I know its been a while but this is a quick announcement: Martina's Directive is Back and is here to stay! Click the video below to find out what's been happening for the last few months. 2017 will … Continue reading Here to Stay

Why America Loves Slave Narratives

I recently began research for a final paper in my adaptation of film class. For my final project, I decided to focus on Nate Parker’s adapted work The Birth of A Nation originally by D.W. Griffith’s who adapted his work from the book called The Clansman. Despite the unpleasant controversy surrounding the film’s release, Parker’s … Continue reading Why America Loves Slave Narratives

Fourth Quarter: Welcome to October

Well, it's been about 4or 5 months since I've written a blog. Go ahead, throw the rotten tomatoes. BUT! I've gone through some big transitions; moving to Atlanta, going back to school, and living on my own ALL AT THE SAME TIME! (Full life update coming soon 🙂 I feel like I've taken a crash … Continue reading Fourth Quarter: Welcome to October

Making “IT” Happen

Recently, I've been faced with some new and unique life challenges. At first, I didn't realize there was a problem but as I sat back, it clicked this was a problem. Like all self-realizations, I took the time to acknowledge that I was my problem. I was my biggest obstacle. Constantly waiting around for the right … Continue reading Making “IT” Happen

My Favorite Spot

Back home whenever I needed to clear my head I would drive 2 miles and sit by the lake. I would sit there for hours writing, reading, and sometimes even praying. When I moved to Atlanta I just knew I could never find a spot like that again. So calming and peaceful where hardly anyone … Continue reading My Favorite Spot

Queen Erica

All of across the world today families are celebrating together and honoring their mothers. Some are together with moms, sisters, and aunts or remembering mothers who have passed on and some are spending time with mom's who aren't quite blood but are certainly family. For some this day may just be an annual tradition but … Continue reading Queen Erica


By now most of my readers know education is one of the most important things in my life. I've prided myself in being an overachiever. I wasn't numbered top 10 in my class but I love to learn and I work extremely hard. I love the power and knowledge that comes from being educated. With … Continue reading Accepted.