week 52: the strong friend

This time of year, I spy many posts reminding people to check on their strong friend. I don’t really like this prompt for three reasons: 1. If we truly are friends, shouldn’t you be checking for me throughout the year, not just the holiday season? 2. Why do we have a strong friend? Even if […]

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necessities

black men and black women must remind each other how beautiful, necessary and valuable we are in the context of each other @necessaryblackness ❤ image source; no copyright infringement intended  

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watch us

Watch us walk, watch us move, watch us overcome, listen to our voices, the sway. The resilience. The innovation. The raw, unfiltered and untouched soul we have can not be touched. -Solange Knowles ❤ photo

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big like you: a poetry share

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 […]

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a hair texture appreciation post

Hey lovelies! Happy Wednesday! I was talking to my friend Bre this past weekend about hair and why some Black women feel the need to cover their luxurious crowns with someone else’s flat, lifeless hair, espeeeecially when the weave appears cheap, unkempt and dirty. Bre’s been natural for years, but still visits youtube for inspiration […]

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