Two life strikes exist for black women in the world without adding other titles as it relates to sexuality, education, or values. Realistically, most women of color are seen but the world rarely stops to hear us. We aren’t heard until we are figuratively screaming and by that time the damage is done. Can you … More Who Saves the Black Woman?
Looking back at my story, I realized that I was built to last. I was built for more than the struggles that I faced. Looking at this past year, I realized how strong I am. I realized that life isn’t easy. Adulthood is INEVITABLE. Pain is TEMPORARY. Love is NECESSARY. Decision making is AWKWARD. Chances … More Surviving The Transition
If there’s something that colleges and universities love, it’s diversity. Not only because of the student body, and the rise of the population, but let’s be honest. When people see diversity, the university sees dollar signs. However, I truly believe that administrators don’t understand what African American students go through. I would know, I’m one … More Being Black in a PWI….Challenge Accepted
As I become more and more attentive to current events and the horrors of marginalized communities, I’ve needed to reach back to my roots more. Those roots deeply seated in God and the Bible. The truth seeker in me understands the weaponization of Christianity against Black people. I know the lies of a white Jesus. … More The Bible on Collective Activism
By Vuyisa Akuchie Hear my voice! “You’re what? I’m black and I’m proud!” This method of ‘call and response’ would be a regular saying in my household, as a reminder that I should be proud of my black skin and my heritage. “Your all a bunch of? WINNERS!” It wasn’t enough to just be proud … More Hear My Voice
There hasn’t been a day since I returned from my trip this January, that I haven’t missed and wanted to be back in Brazil. It’s not just because I felt safer there than I have ever felt in the United States. It’s so much more than that. When I finally got to go back after … More The Feeling of Belonging
Covid-19 is taking the nation by storm. Birthdays, date nights, and even major milestones are now put on an indefinite pause. However, I think that pause can be used on so much needed self-care. So many of us have put off hobbies, vacations, and even our loved ones due to the hustle of everyday life. … More Quarantine: A Self-Care Guide
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash When this whole talk of coronavirus came into play I didn’t think much of it, yet alone think it would lead to us basically being prisoners in our own homes; unable to enjoy the company of family & friends. It’s not like I was much of a social person in the first … More Homeschooling My 5-Year-Old During the Shut Down.
When I was eleven years old, at the time I did not realize that I was taking a picture that would be so precious to me, and that it would lead to such a special moment between me and one of my closest friends. As I mentioned in my previous article, Emily Lauren Mata, an … More Painting A Picture of Love
Hey motherfucker, hey, hi, how you doing?? (That’s a Wayne reference for those that don’t know. I’m a HUGE Wayniac, so yeah haha). Anyway, how have ya’ll been?! Thanks for tuning in to the Season 2 debut of Misha’s Room!!! For those that are new to the podcast, Misha’s Room is a place for intentional … More Misha’s Room Season 2 Debut