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How Being a Black Classical Musician has Driven Me to the Brink of Suicide Among These Times

By Dorthea Stephenson I do not typically use my social media as a platform of activism, but I feel these times call for my voice to be heard among the rest. Whether you agree or not, is your decision. This is not a persuasive post; you are inclined to your decisions as I am to… Continue reading How Being a Black Classical Musician has Driven Me to the Brink of Suicide Among These Times

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Dear (Insert Your Name Here)

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)

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Are UNICORNS Special?

Even as a "SEXPERT," which I say loosely, I had no idea what the HELL "Unicorn Sex" was. According to our research, a unicorn is a woman that enjoys having intercourse with couples in prearranged threesomes. "Oh, I can write about that," I thought once I found out what it was.But to be candid, I… Continue reading Are UNICORNS Special?

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15 Quotes To Empower My Black Kings & Queens

Photo by ZIPHAUS on Unsplash Hey my beautiful Kings & Queens! Today I’m going to get straight to the point and let you all know how beautiful, powerful, talented and needed you are with my list of quotes to uplift you all. Check them out below: 1. “I had to make my own living and my own opportunity.… Continue reading 15 Quotes To Empower My Black Kings & Queens

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Pursuing PURPOSE Pt 6

Part 6: Serenity It has been quite difficult for me to finish this pursuing purpose series for a few reasons. One, I've been so busy and pulled in many directions. Two, my sleep schedule is completely nonexistent. Three, I've been under a heavy stress load and four I have not had much peace or serenity… Continue reading Pursuing PURPOSE Pt 6

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Cuffing the Side Chick

I loved so deeply once that the thought of losing my partner made me sick.  I couldn't imagine waking up alone without him, living or breathing without him. I found myself mesmerized by this man and all the things that he did for me. I felt that it was a privilege for me to have… Continue reading Cuffing the Side Chick

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Diving into Vulnerability

Vulnerability was always something I feared, it represented weakness, it made me afraid of myself. As a young black person I find myself always trying to hide the deepest parts of me, silence all the loud statements that my personality makes. Vulnerability is what I’ve wanted from loved ones, it’s what I wanted for myself… Continue reading Diving into Vulnerability

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The She Series – “Hey Ladies”

Hello Ladies! Today on The She Series, I'm going to leave you with a little affirmation. When writing my poetry book, The Diary of She, it was important that I not only show my flaws and open up about my feelings but to also help uplift and inspire other women. This poem is a reminder to… Continue reading The She Series – “Hey Ladies”

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Dealing With My Hair

PRESENT DAYWhen I made the decision to get blonde bundles in February, I decided to talk to my family about it first. Just as I expected, my mom, dad and my brother didn't approve. Mom: "I mean... maybe if it's short it won't look that bad." Dad: "You know I prefer natural." My brother: "I… Continue reading Dealing With My Hair

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My Weight Loss Battle

The scale, it's not a girl's best friend but more like the girl across the hall that gave you dirty looks and made up rumors about you in school. It's legit my worst enemy, yet I can't help but go back to it hoping it will stop deceiving me. I know, I hear it all… Continue reading My Weight Loss Battle