It's spring semester ya'll, and for me, that means graduation season is almost upon us. If you're like me, "Omg," "fml," "I'm so behind," etc. will be screams heard 'round the world (and certainly from me) as we draw closer and closer to defense dates and final submission deadlines for the graduate school. As I think … Continue reading 8 Useful Graduation Gifts for the (Almost) Ph.D. in Your Life
I had every intention of writing a lengthy post about World Aids Day. Instead, I'll pull a Buzzfeed and share with you my tweets about today: ** Header image by: AIDS Service Foundation
"No more aimless scrolling. No more spending time in spaces that drained me emotionally... My plan isn't to completely run away from or stop using social media altogether. But it is to be more intentional about how much time I spend aimlessly scrolling and the messages I'm digesting and internalizing as a result of my social media usage."
Nicki Minaj has released her highly anticipated 4th Studio Album QUEEN today and the internet is ablaze. For full disclosure, I'm a Nicki fan and have never steered clear of admitting this even when I have to express my disappointment of some of her actions (e.g. her commentary on sex work). At the first playthrough, I found … Continue reading New Music Friday: Nicki Minaj “Queen”
This morning on Facebook, I'd written a status asking about ghosting and the word no. The status said-- I have a question for Gen X/ Millennials... why is it so hard for people to say “no” in lieu of ghosting? Saying no is responsible. It shows you considered something but for whatever reason, it won’t … Continue reading Is “No” a Dirty Word: On our Culture of “Ghosting”
Black girl freed 1,000 men and I could have freed a thousand more if they wanted to see me free too... Ain't that a word?
I have a love/hate relationship with new music because I miss the days of things being clever versus on the nose. Nevertheless, I'm a huge music fan and I listen to everything and almost anything once-- except EDM. Issa no for me dawg. Either way, summertime playlists are a staple for us as Black women … Continue reading Three Songs by Black Women to Add to Your Summer Rotation
Being a strong "friend" means I never want to actually talk about the roots of my problems and what's really going on because I don't want to bother people. But receiving a text, phone call, email, something showing a modicum of thought beyond "can you help me with" can be seriously affirming.
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”