Some people are using you as a filter for their hidden pain and trauma. You mustn’t be everyone’s mirror. –@nataliethebeliever The author goes on to describe this behavior as hiding in the shadows of yours until their shadows become your own. I took this as kinda how America operates, how these trendy “movements” use Black bodies […]Read more "week 32: on reflections + shadows"
Sometimes I forget that men need safe spaces too. They cry. They get overwhelmed. They break down. They aren’t allowed to just breathe. To feel weak. To just be. Like us women, being Black in America is rarely a walk in the park; as reflections of one another, our plights are nearly identical. Unlike us, […]Read more "9 Ways Black Men Can Express Self-Love (a repost)"
if you don’t love yourself you’ll never feel like anyone else does either -bridgett devoueRead more "if"
Nurture your character.Read more "week 22|2017"
Like many, I take the final few days of the calendar year to reflect-partly because I’ve been conditioned to do so, partly because of this new moon and partly because it coincides with yet another solar return. Whooop! And I am so fortunate to be another year older with a positive future on the horizon. […]Read more "week 52 || 2016"
you, you You ever wonder how much of your stress is perpetual? Or how many times you’ve placed yourself on pedestals on the backs of your peers’ mishaps, failures, misdirection, misinformation, and demise. if it’s your fear apprehension or condescension that ghostwrite your choices? Or if your conviction or stubbornness defines you? I guess I […]Read more "week 51 | 2016"
I like to describe myself as an optimistic realist. You know, I really try to make the best of things, not waste time on trivialities…but I’m aware shit is hitting the fan somewhere at any given moment. And 2016 has been a m a z i n g thus far, so I should have been […]Read more "week 08 || 2016"