I remember being a freshman at Hampton University. I was 17 years old, hours away from home and still very much a virgin. The idea of sex fascinated me. At this time, many of my friends were losing their virginity and I basked in their retelling of how they lost it and what they did […]Read more "“Women Want To Too”"
I didn’t watch the BET awards. I can’t tell the last award show I’ve watched from beginning to end-however-I’m a highlight watcher. As a lover of all things pop culture-it doesn’t take much to keep abreast with pop culture through the use of Twitter and other social media platforms. Everyone was talking about Tyler Perry’s […]Read more "“Help Someone Cross”-Tyler Perry"
Words come way before they are written. I dream them. I’ve always dreamed in words, phrases, sentences and whole paragraphs. They would gently pull me out of a deep slumber or even a light nap. When I was younger (and read more) the current book I would be reading would find its way into my […]Read more "Words Come…"
Months prior I had a spirited conversation and then later “debate via text” with a loved one. We had just watched Jordan Peel’s latest film Us. My movie date was annoyed with Peel’s deliberate use of dark skinned actors and actresses in this modern day horror film. “That’s not realistic. Black people come in all […]Read more "”You’re Black AF, But Cute Tho”"
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One thing I learned after being admitted into a psychiatric hospital two times in two years are strategies in managing stress. I have learned how to recognize triggers and I have found constructive ways in giving myself self-care. This may mean knowing when it’s time to take a mental health day from work, increase physical […]Read more "When Love Just Isn’t Enough"
I grew up without a father, however, I am blessed to have mother that raised me. My mother’s love for me runs deep. As I mentioned in my earlier post, “You’re Pretty, For A Dark Skinned Girl”it was my mother’s dedication and reminder of my uniqueness that carried me through challenging times. I was taken […]Read more "Revisioning the Black Father"