Dear White People, I was going to just vent to my friends and family about how exhausting my experience in yet another predominantly white space has been but I figured it is best that I just let you ALL know. I am fucking tired of being your cookie cutter, not too black, just black enough … Continue reading Dear White People, I AM TIRED.
Valentines Day, either you anticipate this holiday and the love it brings, or you really dread it and all of the disgusting lovey-dovey people can go to hell (kidding!). I used to be the latter, bitter and miserable. I hated Valentine's Day and all it stood for, not because I hate love (who hates love??) … Continue reading Self Love: A Silent Revolution.
This year definitely taught me more things about myself than any other time in my life has. Here are 16 things 2017 has taught me, about myself:
When we talk about gender equality or gender oppression, generally we think of the female experience and rarely do we address nor consider the male experience. When we think of hypermasculinity and the patriarchal narrative that exists in our society, we don't think that it could negatively affect the men that are subject to it … Continue reading “Man Up, Don’t Cry”: Hypermasculinity and Its Pervasive Affect on Black Men
Happy New Year! It's "snowing" somewhere in North Carolina right now, so I have decided to welcome the new year with a celebratory blog post. So, kick off your shoes, grab some tea or hot chocolate and enjoy! So, just about every New Year we hear ourselves repeating the "New Year, New Me" mantra and making many, … Continue reading New Year, New You? + 2016 in Review
Self-love was not something that I had found until just a few months ago and it was truly an uphill battle to finally get there. Throughout the majority of my life I was always constantly reminded that I was unattractive, or not thin enough, or that my skin wasn't light enough, or that I was"pretty, for … Continue reading Worth, Self-Love, and Self-Deprecation
Racism exists. It lives and breathes in the bodies of persons offering me forced smiles and synthetic checkout line conversation. It reveals itself in comment sections on news threads and social media sites. It is surviving through inherited hate, infiltrated political systems, and manufactured generalizations of what might be a person of color. I am not violent. I do … Continue reading Under Pressure: Racial Bias in America
This is my total experience in Italy and I am 100% transparent with you all in this post. I hope that you enjoy or learn something new!
Dear American Airlines, Thank you for treating my mental health issue as if it were an infectious disease.As embarrassed as I was to talk about it, I am grateful to have expressed one of my symptoms of anxiety, nausea and vomiting, to your very attentive and rude flight attendant. Thank you for calling the entire … Continue reading 24-Hour Anxiety Attack: An Open Letter to American Airlines
Am I existing or living?....