Pro-tip: Don’t let the toxic mixture of fear and laziness fuck with your goals, ambition and productivity. -unknown photo credit; no copyright infringement intended AdvertisementsRead more "week 11"
The walk from my apartment in Washington Heights to my junior high school was no longer than 15 minutes. Yet, every morning I would have to go to the building across from me and wait for this tardy girl so that I could walk to school with her. I don’t remember having any conversations with […] […]Read more "The Power of Resting Bitch Face (a reblog)"
Why is it always about race?? she asks with feigned innocence. Again. My eye twitches. I give a half smirk, half scowl and search the ceiling for answers and strength. God? Forgive me as I wet my full lips to prepare to drop this informational bomb: Have you heard A Seat at the Table? The […]Read more "why is it always about race? : a gist"
When they say you’re difficult, When they say you’re a challenge, When they say you don’t fit in, When they say you stand out, Always remember that what they can’t quite express is that you’re outstanding. –The JeliRead more "week 10"
“I’m reclaiming my time!” has to be my favorite quote of 2017 and I am as serious as Auntie Maxine with its usage. Last month, I met a fellow blogger, was introduced to her blog then read a post that changed my life. For those that aren’t ready to face the man in the mirror, the […]Read more "Reclaiming My Time"
By Kennedy Christine My first year of college, I took a sociology class that introduced me to the term “master status,” which is an individual’s social role or description that supersedes all their other titles. Master status can refer to how a person identifies or how they’re identified by others. This label and its effects… This […]Read more "How anti-Black colorism forces dark-skinned Black women to be nothing more than “funny” (a repost)"
My big sister said she wants to be more like me. A bigger voice. A taller presence. Sis, don’t discount what it took to get me here. And don’t write off the agony you endured being completely broken down only to be rebuilt to his exact likings. Not to compare or put levels on life’s […]Read more "big like you: a poetry share"