Love Always, Dr. Mini Me

A year ago this week, a fellow #PDAProtégé and I flew to Dallas to be with our mentor turned friend Dr. Pamela D. Anthony. We wanted to spend time with our friend as she battled an illness that would ultimately take her from us. What we didn’t know was that our visit would be the [...]

Do You Thank God for Your Friends?

Do you thank God for your friends? I mean really, take time to thank God for your chosen family? A better question may be: Do you consider your friends to be chosen family? I do. And if you have even a handful of good, quality people in your life who aren't related to you by blood, you [...]

The Clingy Friend

We've all been there. We've all had at least one friend whose texts we dodged, calls we ignored, and invites we consistently declined. We've all had that one friend who never quite seemed to "get the hint" that they were getting too close too fast or that we just weren't that into building a relationship [...]

All of this winning…*Beyonce’ Voice*

Greetings all, Today's friendship post comes just after the 1-year anniversary of the release of Beyoncé's iconic #Lemonade. While an exhaustive review of this body of work is beyond the scope of this post, I wanted to use Beyoncé and Serena's friendship as a metaphor for other Black women's friendships. Now, we do not know if [...]

Welcome to the Black Girl Friendship Column!

...I am learning that building sisterships with other Black women is essential to my survival in this racially and gender-hostile space. Therefore, I will be using much of my own experience to illustrate how relationship and kinship building may look differently and be uniquely challenging for Black girls and women at the intersections of brilliance and introversion.