My Life Be Like

Journey Check In

Using phrases like “that’s not in my reality”Saying I love you to myself over 5X each day Waking up excited about my dayApologizing less for just being me Treating myself to more kindnessAccepting more complements with out giving one immediately back Taking time to smile at myselfTaking more selfiesReally putting myself out there and sharing… Continue reading Journey Check In

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30 & Barely Thriving

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

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Get To Know Me

When I started writing for QMC two years ago I came in hot in heavy, writing an article about Oral Sex. You would have thought I was some kind of sex expert or big time freak, which I am not...an expert & I'm light on the freak these days. I realized that through my writing… Continue reading Get To Know Me

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Fibromyalgia: More than the Eyes See

Fibromyalgia is defined as a neurological disorder, which causes widespread musculoskeletal pain. It impacts the Central Nervous System, which impacts the body physically, emotionally, and mentally. According to research, fibromyalgia causes the brain to process pain/nerve signals differently. Fibromyalgia causes extreme fatigue, inconsistency in sleep patterns, fibro fog (loss of memory), and mood swings. The pain… Continue reading Fibromyalgia: More than the Eyes See

Hidden Gems

Written In Melanin, A Podcast That Brings Awareness to Black Storytellers

Last month I was honored to be featured on Written in Melanin’s Podcast. Written in Melanin is a company that was created to help bring awareness to black authors and creators.  I wasn’t aware of this illustrious brand until one of my fellow QMC writers Mike Patton made the connection and I’m so grateful that… Continue reading Written In Melanin, A Podcast That Brings Awareness to Black Storytellers

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The She Series – “Destruction Ahead”

  Today I bring you a poem from my book, The Diary of She - Vol. II, that I believe a lot of women and even some men can relate to, entitled Destruction Ahead. I hope you enjoy! How can you look me in the eyes and say I’ve never been there for you? Looking… Continue reading The She Series – “Destruction Ahead”

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The She Series – “Forward, Never Back”

Hello and welcome back to another installment of The She Series. I hope you've missed me and if you're new to this segment be sure to check out a few of my previous posts. The She Series is me taking you a little deeper into my entries from my books, The Diary of She Vol.… Continue reading The She Series – “Forward, Never Back”

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The Setback

I didn't see it. I didn't realize how... ... how natural it is... ... how inescapable it is. I thought that I was a failure Like I wasn't doing it right Like I was behind in life Like I was STAGNANT. I thought that my family would judge me Like I wasn't trying hard enough… Continue reading The Setback

Hidden Gems, interviews

Meet Modeling Sensation, Bola Gbadebo

Bolawa Gbadebo, 26, is a Nigerian model from Chicago who recently won the face of Luster Pink. She has been modeling for three years and has a plethora of upcoming projects in the works. Check out our exclusive interview with this talented queen below.   At what moment in your life did you realize you… Continue reading Meet Modeling Sensation, Bola Gbadebo

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The She Series – “Dear Diary”

Happy Valentine's Day and welcome back to another segment of The She Series!  Today is the year anniversary of my poetry book, The Diary of She and I couldn't be more excited about it. The reason I decided to release my book on Valentine's day was 1) I wanted to turn the holiday I can't stand into… Continue reading The She Series – “Dear Diary”