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Every now and then, a man who has no business bothering you will see you living your best life and bother you. Like the moon who catches its glow from its proximity to the sun, so to do some men feign a sense of compatibility to enjoy benefits from their proximity to y...

“Soooo Amazing----I’ll tell you why it’s soooo amazing---“ Jill Scott crooned into our screens a couple of Saturday’s ago during her Verzuz battle against the iconic Erykah Badu. I smiled, thinking that ‘Jilly from Philly’ was simply complimenting one of her musical me...

Some of us are content with supporting the hive, and then there are those of us who are only content with being the queen bee. This woman doesn’t shirk at the thought of being in charge and puts her all into everything she does. There are those of us who fear competiti...

“Nothing is certain in this life except for death and taxes… and arguments.” At least, I think that’s how the quote goes. Fact of the matter is that even on an island of our own, we would still find a way to argue with ourselves. Confrontations are a natural part of li...

It’s quite natural, this desire to fit in. There are so many psychological benefits to being not just part of the crowd but accepted by the crowd. When you fit in somewhere, you acquire a sense of belonging and there are few things better than feeling like your presenc...

For the first 18 years of our lives (give or take) we had someone else over watching our social affairs. They decided what time it was appropriate to socialize, with who it was appropriate and where. You weren’t afforded much privacy and nothing that belonged to you wa...

Many moons ago, I wrote about the relatable black girl, mostly as it relates to the phenom of relatable Youtubers. This time i’d like to talk about the quirky black girl representation that we are FINALLY getting in the media. By “we”, I mean a specific demographic of...

The spring is well upon us and temperatures are heating up. We may be on lock-down for now, but if you're single and have plans of starting over elsewhere in a few months, you might want to weigh your options depending on your dating prospects (among many other choices...

I started dating women two years ago. I was always attracted to masculine presenting women a.k.a “studs” but never explored the attraction until my last year of law school. There was this young woman, her name was Chloee. She was light skinned, laid back, witty, and ge...

It seems my past few articles have been peppered with COVID-19 talk but it’s hard to talk about contemporary times and issues without mentioning it. Especially considering that black people and especially, black women, are the most affected demographic. In Louisiana al...

In times of uncertainty it becomes easier for feelings of stress and fear to overtake us. To not become overwhelmed by these feelings, it’s important that we quell them in one way or another. Many of us have adopted mechanisms for coping with the uneasiness brought on...

We are currently living through an unprecedented time in modern world history with COVID-19. I am sure that in 50 years, scholars and bright eyed school children alike will learn about this time and make assumptions about the level of seriousness and panic, but the eve...

There are few infirmities that ravage a life more than that of a wounded heart. Being intimately injured is an experience that almost no one walks away from unscathed. And Just as our skin might toughen over a bruise for protection, so too do we hide behind a tough ext...

For majority of us, it could be said that our first lessons in self-awareness are given by our families. That is to say that through the people most invested in our happiness and well being, do we begin to comprehend the weight of our words, deeds, and actions. While i...

In wake of the Covid19 virus I have decided to switch topics for this week and discuss the importance of disaster readiness with black women. All over my social media pages I have seen black people, more specifically black women, protesting that there is “no need to fe...

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