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Shawn Torres, a Philadelphia native, is a graduate of Benedict College in Columbia, SC and a current Masters of Divinity candidate at Union Theological  Seminary in the City of New York. Rev. Torres currently serves as Youth Minister at St Luke AME Church in Harlem. Passionate about intersections of spirituality and sexuality and how that impacts young people!

Recent Posts

Feb 24, 2016

Back in the day, Girlfriends was one of my favorite sitcoms to watch. To see the interactions between strong Black women on television that mirrored what I was exposed to in my family always left me joyful and anxious to watch the next episode. The cast of the show was Joan, Lynn, Mya, William and my favorite Toni who could never get Jabari’s name right; calling him Jumanji, Gymboree, Jujube, Jacuzzi, Jalebi from time to time. 

Jan 20, 2016

Wrap yourself in the comforter and you will sweat that fever out.

I can hear these exact words echoing in my ears as an adult whenever I get sick. As a child, my mother and grandmother would offer me these words of advice to combat what ever sickness had crept up on me.

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