March 20, 2020

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 fear, God and Jesus will get us through.” 

Ladies…

Keeping your faith and good spirits is one thing but I am so sorry, God and Jesus are not going to save you from t...

March 12, 2020

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love.”

– Elie Wiesel

We are, each of us, at the center of our own universe. Yet every so often, and only for the luckiest of souls out there, do we get to experience a relationship so pure that it expands the boundaries of our inner worlds. These pure relationships often come in the form of a parent’s love for their child and the love shared between siblings or even brief exchanges...

February 28, 2020

This is going to be a little bit of a tough love session for black women (myself included) and If that is not what you want to read, I understand. However, I said what I said and while I love black women, there are some things that we need to answer for. 

In recent years, specifically since the 2010’s, the image of black women and specifically phenotypic, dark-skinned black women is undergoing a subtle yet drastic change. We ar...

January 23, 2020

It’s not uncommon for followers of a movement to contort and narrow the words of those who head movements. People struggle with hearing what’s being said and instead choose to hear what they want to hear. They decide to disagree with the speaker before they’ve even spoken or will whole heartedly agree with what they thought they heard. This occurs often in the black communities’ femininity movement which has led people to narr...

January 9, 2020

Growing up I never really had much and what I did have needed to be divided amongst several other of my brothers and sisters. My mother did the best she could with what she had but it was clear that despite her efforts, living at home would offer me little stability and so I asked my bougie older cousin if I could live with her. She was much older than me at the time and had already raised 1 kid who was already an adult now.

I...

December 26, 2019

Tis the season to fall into old habits. There’s something about the holiday season that makes indulging in unhealthy behavior appear absolutely fundamental. Apart from the obvious reasons like aggressive marketing by companies who all but shimmy down your chimneys and force your finger to press buy or force that entire bag of cookies down your throat, the holidays have a way of taking your guard down a notch.

The months of Oct...

December 6, 2019

Growing up as a woman in the most culturally diverse country on the planet has given me the opportunity to be exposed to the different perspectives on femininity. I was also lucky enough to explore different cultures and ideals on what a woman’s role was in other societies by living abroad on many occasions. However, in many woman’s groups, particularly those that cater to femininity, there is a tendency for focus and praise t...

October 3, 2019

Imposter Syndrome. 

It’s an issue that plagues countless people, no matter the race, gender, or socio-economic status. However, no one talks about the particular kind of imposter syndrome that I, and many other black women face. I have spent innumerable hours overthinking all of the ways in which I wasn’t good enough; refused to raise my hand in class because I didn’t want to get the answer wrong and then be labeled “The u...

September 26, 2019

Our country (U.S.) seems to be caving in on itself as we struggle to find space to be ourselves amid the demand for diversity and acceptance. In addition to this challenge, public acts of violence occur more frequently now, and prominent leaders of our world continue to consistently demonstrate their shortcomings when it comes to practicing emotional intelligence. The United States needs change. The world needs change. And bec...

September 10, 2019

I cannot think of another time during my lifetime when labels mattered quite as much as they do now. As our world does the best it can at being progressive with the embrace of people of all colors, orientations, sizes, ages, and so on, more and more groups are compelled to raise their collective voices to place the spotlight on their cause, even for a brief time. It’s beautiful; the process through which a group of oppressed p...

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