In the wake of the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, the spotlight on racism against black people in America is shining bright and media organizations en masse are calling for pitches from black writers and multimedia creatives to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and all things related to blackness. On… Continue reading The Demand For Black Writers Soars Amid Black Lives Matter Protests
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash At eighteen I had a plan and at twenty-one I was sure I'd see it through. Then 25 came and I will admit fear kicked in but I still had high hopes of everything being alright. Now, here I am at 30, feeling as if I'm barely surviving; wondering when is the… Continue reading 30 & Barely Thriving
Riding along on my way Trying to have my best day Look back in my rear view mirror and what do I see Two police officers behind me My mood changes from happy to fear My stomach is in knots as I begin to think About all the things that could happen I just want… Continue reading The America I See
Life requires us to perform an overview on those around us. We get use to the comfort of people, places, and even ourselves that we forget to acknowledge our appreciation. If not our appreciation, then just our growth or changed perception. Sometimes our actions aren’t reflective of the words we have in our hearts. Our… Continue reading Dear (Insert Your Name Here)
As I sat in my living room thinking about the last time I had the urge to have sex, I couldn’t help but wonder if society was responsible for my “broken pussy.” I know this may seem a little far-fetched, but this is a real question I had to ask myself! The "broken pussy" concept… Continue reading Intersextional Thinking: Did Society Break my Pussy?
“If your version of me respecting you involves me disrespecting myself, you can go.” Have you ever experienced a person that makes you feel guilty for saying no? Or just an indifference to how they make you feel? They make you feel terrible for setting a boundary. They make you feel like you’re being difficult… Continue reading Setting Boundaries: No Guilt Tripping
Photo by Chris Benson on Unsplash Recently I let my son go stay with his dad for a night; a well deserved break from all the homeschooling and yelling I've been doing. I picked him back up the next day and everything was all good. My son was acting like this perfect little angel, in the car that… Continue reading Why Are Children More Behaved With Dad?
"This is going to be fun." Secret was on her way to Shady Tree after leaving the police precinct. The plan was working to perfection and she was loving every minute of it. As she was headed to Shady Tree, she looked back to see if anyone was trailing her. She was home free on… Continue reading Dirty Change: Part 18- Bond Tight
Recently, I shared a brief summary of my last four years in Brazil. It was essentially what I could provide as context; context into who I was before I was a DREAMer. When my dreams were theoretical, my identity was Brazilian. When I came here for the chance to live out my mom’s dreams of… Continue reading Becoming American
Hey my loves, May is not only Mental Health Month, but also National Masturbation Month! What better way to celebrate than by igniting a conversation about self care?! We're discussing the taboo act that most individuals privately partake! Enjoy. When we invest in relationships, we tend to merge our varying lifestyles, personalities, and habits. The nail-biting,… Continue reading Intersextional Thinking: Masturbation Madness