Let our society tell it, Black women have never had an impact on history. Black women have no stories to tell. Black women’s roles are to support - but never overshadow - their husbands, sons, brothers and white counterparts. History tends to leave Black women’s stories untold or flatten their stories into a bite-sized, one-dimensional … Continue reading Books about Black Women to Add to Your Black History Reading List
It's no secret in my friend circles that I was the last one to start having sex of any kind. I squandered my would be heaux years because of raggedy ass purity culture, never exploring myself as a sexual person, ashamed of any and all desire to know another person beyond a kiss or nipple … Continue reading Developing a Healthy Sexual Ethic
2019 is well underway! If you’re like me, you look forward to the new year. After the rest and relaxation that comes with the holidays, the new year provides the opportunity for renewal. With that comes the time to make resolutions. You either want to begin a new habit, set a new goal or finally … Continue reading New Year, New Me: Reflections on My Resolutions
“Fences needed to go up; boundaries required protecting. Bin Laden was not invited to dinner, nor was the humanitarian crisis in Libya, nor were the Tea Party Republicans…Our family time was when big worries and urgent concerns got abruptly and mercilessly shrunk to nothing so that the small could rightly take over.” – Excerpt from Becoming by Michelle Obama I don’t know about you, but the end of 2018 and the start of 2019 have been low key kicking my butt...
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the U.S. It is linked to cervical cancer and cancers of the vagina, penis, anus (anal), throat, tongue, and tonsils. These cancers can take years develop but begin when someone becomes infected with the virus. There is only a routine screening for … Continue reading HPV: There’s a Vaccine For That
Christmas Eve is my great grandmother's birthday. She had five children and would make breakfast for her children in the morning. Her kids and family would be busy during the day. Quite often, they did not get a chance to eat the breakfast until the evening (at least that's the story that was told to … Continue reading We Are One
I spent 70, 979 minutes listening to Spotify this year. (They be coming through with all the stats.) This was probably because I spent a lot of 2018 commuting 3 hours a day from McDonough, Ga to Athens, Ga and back (about 1 hr and 40 minute ride [one way]--although I did get it down … Continue reading 2018 Reflections
"Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil with good." - Maya Angelou It has been two months since I started my new job. I love where I am and the things I am learning. It feels good … Continue reading Gratitude
"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."
From time to time, I make a trip to a Godiva store and buy myself some $15 chocolate covered cashews. They're delicious. I appreciate their goodness. I shared my Godiva with a few people. One of them got slick at the mouth about the quality of my chocolate. Okay. Cool. The next time I bought myself … Continue reading Save Your Pearls: “Nice” is a Trap