Over the past few weeks, social media has been in a whirlwind of think pieces and "call-ins", as we (society) have grappled with the realizations that some of our faves (actors, entertainers), may not be as perfect as *we* (society) once thought. PLEASE do not read this as being in defense of ANY of the … Continue reading Grief and Betrayal: What Happens When Black Men Betray Us?
Recently, a friend brought to my attention a blog post on the AfroPunk website because it discusses health and because it used a photo taken by the incomparable Saadi Khali as part of a discussion on the way we view bodies that are considered fat (I'm careful with my language here because I have a hard time … Continue reading Here’s the Truth About Her Weight
Finals are around the corner and presentations are happening right now. If you're like me, you probably have four finals, a report due for work, five presentations, and a bunch of other deadlines that sneak up on you after Spring Break. Have no fear; there is a way to Beyoncé through your presentations. (For advice … Continue reading Beyoncé Level Presentations
Yesterday I turned 29. It is a birthday that can often be discarded. It is the last of your 20s, but it is not 30. I, however, was not going to let this be just a blah birthday. I planned a full weekend of activities that kicked off with a cooking class with my mom, … Continue reading #B29: Birthday Reflections
I was in a group on a social media site where a member posted a photo of women in a group photo. The women had clearly taken time to get dressed up for the picture and the joys of sisterhood had them glowing in the photo. A couple of Petty Betty group members wanted the … Continue reading No One Owes You a Flat Stomach
Listen. Stress is unavoidable. It's part of daily living and it happens to all of us. In fact, stress is essential for helping us live our best lives. It protects us and alerts us to what needs our attention. The problems come in when we don’t properly use stress to our advantage...or when we don't … Continue reading Surprising Signs That You’re Stressed Out
I turned in a full draft of my dissertation proposal and finally got a moment to breathe. As an over-committed graduate student working to break the cycle of doing too much (in my best of Moneybagg Yo et al. voices), I decided to allow myself the space to watch four hours of TV this week. In T.V. … Continue reading On #Scandal, “The List,” & A Culture of Workplace “Sex”
This past March, Dr. Marvette Lacy and I hosted this year's Black graduate women and alumnae photo sista circle (#BlackGradWomenSC) at our alma mater, the University of Georgia- a historically, predominantly white institution. The response from sista-scholars to the 2017 Black Graduate Women's photo experience encouraged us to (re)turn to the same space and (re)claim the joy, … Continue reading In Service to Sisterhood and Scholarship (#BlackGradWomenSC)