My Life Be Like, poetry

An Ode to Friendship

I have been trying to write a poem about love all February and it just was not working. I was not inspired, I couldn’t tap into any old emotions, nothing. Then I started to think about the love I feel when I can sit with people in silence and just enjoy their presence. I thought… Continue reading An Ode to Friendship

My Life Be Like, poetry

Bang Bang

She feels safe with his guns.  If she feels protected by the guns how often do these unwanted moments come into play?‘ Ya know, for the gun to be activated.  Between those times, who’s protecting whom? Her feeling protected by the guns... Now, what if you take the guns away?Will she still feel protected... Now, l… Continue reading Bang Bang

My Life Be Like, sexperts

InterSEXtional Thinking: Accessing Your Sexual Agency

In January 2021, the soulful goddess Jazmine Sullivan dropped an EP that sent the sexologist in me on a spiral! I loved her collection, Heaux Tales, from the title to the finish. The interludes, the passion, yes. Although she did her thing, this article isn’t an ode to the greatness that is Jazmine Sullivan. Instead,… Continue reading InterSEXtional Thinking: Accessing Your Sexual Agency

My Life Be Like, poetry

“Her Final Entries” A Collection of Poems & Affirmations, Available Now.

“In Her Final Entries, Sydney Reneé shares with you a collection of poems and affirmations that will make you fall in love with life and the people in it, release you from years of pain, heal your soul and give you hope” I did it again! But this time with a new self published poetry… Continue reading “Her Final Entries” A Collection of Poems & Affirmations, Available Now.

My Life Be Like

We are in a Transition

Cicely Tyson has passed away at the age of ninety-six. The Black community mourns another legend. I have seen countless celebrities on social media share what Cicely’s life meant to them or how they felt to see her on the screen. She felt familiar, she felt safe and she felt empowering. Cicely Tyson will be… Continue reading We are in a Transition

My Life Be Like, poetry

For Ash

On your darkest daysand on the dayswhere you are not toofond of yourselfjust remember.You are not alone.  On the dayswhere youbeat yourself upfor loving someonewho treated you like shit. The times that you contemplategoing back to them.Just for a second.Just for a penisjust for a hug just to avoid being lonely.You are not alone.  I let… Continue reading For Ash

My Life Be Like

“But I’m His Dad.” – Should Children Be Forced into Visits?

Photo by Anete Lusina on Pexels.com Let me put this out there before I go any further. This article isn't only directed towards men, but an experience I'm currently going through so, do not be offended. I know there are men out there that have sole custody of their kids and have to deal with… Continue reading “But I’m His Dad.” – Should Children Be Forced into Visits?