week 2

Failure is a matter of conceit. People don’t work hard because, in their conceit, they imagine they’ll succeed without ever making an effort. Most people believe that they’ll wake up some day and find themselves rich. Actually, they’ve got it half right because eventually they do wake up. -Thomas A. Edison

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foreclosure

It’s him calling. Once a season- twice in winter- like clockwork. The number isn’t saved but it’s one of the two I have memorized. I don’t know why I answer. I’m still with her. It’s been over a year now. And I… and I proposed. The mention of her doesn’t make my stomach leave my […]

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I’m getting… old?

Hence this post’s title: Last week, I called a gal pal for her birthday and we had a laugh about how shitty it was growing up with a birthday overshadowed by two of the, if not THE biggest holidays celebrated in the U.S.. maybe even the world. My family was notorious for combined gifts and empty promises […]

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week 1: a note on self-care

Black women’s self-care is also subversive because to take care of ourselves means that we disrupt societal and political paradigms that say that Black women are disposable, unvalued. Indeed, people and things that aren’t cared for are considered expendable. So when we don’t take care of ourselves, we are affirming the social order that says […]

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#MHP

The term Black Girl Magic is played out! It’s all about Melanin Hocus Pocus 😁 !! Whaat! ❤

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