This may come as a shocker. I know this intel may be alarming or surprising to some folks but I have to share it. I’m saying this out of concern and my ultimate wish for all of us to be the best versions of ourselves. So here goes, pray my strength to share this boldly… […]Read more "Last Time I Checked I Wasn’t Broken…[Why Having A Man Still Won’t Cure Me]"
As I sit in my apartment, with my newly acquired wax lamp burning in the distance and the scent of lemon-cilantro-pineapple-tropical fusion-ness wafts throughout my home, I must say I am grateful to be in the new year [shoutout to you 2015] and done with the holiday season. As much as I love family, endless […]Read more "Holiday Season is Finally Over [Or Is It?]"
Ever since I can remember people have believed in me. From family members to school authority figures to friends, most people didn’t believe the chances of me failing were high. I always excelled in school and a lot of that excellence was due to: 1. A mother who refused to let me be mediocre or […]Read more "On Callings, The Light & The Belief You Can Fly [How To Get Out of The Fog]"
In the past months I’ve began practicing yoga, sticking stricter to my vegetarian diet, and became even less apologetic about choosing my wellness over indulging others. Currently, I’m a black, natural-haired, feminist, anti-racist yoga-practicing woman whose transitioning to veganism. Between my rants about menstrual cups and my overall new-found interest in people, particularly women, discovering […]Read more "Staying Calm When They’re Dropping Bombs [The Get Your Life Post]"
As a product of the South and the daughter of a woman who believed children are to be seen and not heard, I was raised to be above all things honest and courteous. Rudeness was not allowed in my household, particularly not toward folks older than me. I learned early on in the game that […]Read more "The Art of Self-Awareness [On Apologizing Too Much]"
August is a time that’s generally associated with scorching heat, picnics, and the last few moments of summer before school starts. Seriously, as i sit here and think about my first semester of my PhD program starting in two weeks and summer being over I’m like:For me though August brings up a different feeling, the […]Read more "On Moving Forward while Standing Still"
I stan for my natural hair. Once an avid relaxer fangirl, I now shout “YASSSSSSSSSSSS” really loudly any time I see a natural proudly rocking her kinks. I’ve also received so many compliments on my extremely nappy and puffy hair that I have no darns to give about folks who feel natural hair is inappropriate […]Read more "Having the Biggest Afro Physically Possible [and other things you will deal with]"