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
My hometown’s public school system committed to having 3rd and 4th-grade students learn how to swim. I’m an ‘80s baby and the ‘90s raised me, so “protective styling” options and swimwear accessories during the school year were very limited. I’ve never chemically treated my hair, so water and I had a unique relationship. So unique … Continue reading On #NappilyEverAfter and embracing #NaturalHair: A Review-ish & Personal Reflection
"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."
Brittany Williams (hey boo!) and I came up with #CiteASista as a project for a course in the summer of 2016. Our professor tasked the class to create a project that challenged whiteness and white supremacy. We threw patriarchy right on under the bus for fun and crafted up a twitter chat about centering Black … Continue reading Why I (Literally) Cite A Sista
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”
So let's talk about this feature image... I participated in this personal project called Scars of our OWN by Sarah, owner and photographer of OWN Boudoir. It is a project where participants are exploring there external and internal scars. These photos were done in March and I had been going back and forth about whether … Continue reading For colored girls who live for snap filters and a little bit of cleavage
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)
It's March 1st ya'll!!!! And with March 1 comes an end to Black History Month and beginning of Women's History Month. If you're like us at Cite A Sista, both of these identities are your own, inextricably tied, and require an intersectional understanding of the world. So as we think about celebrating Black women, we … Continue reading From #BlackHistoryMonth to #WomensHistoryMonth… It’s Black Women’s History SEASON!