My Life Be Like, poetry

Little Brown Boy

This one time in 2020… I had to tell my son about his chocolate skin in America… How his skin is so dark he might be mistaken for a monkey or a hoodlum. How his big natural curly afro can be offensive to some people with no melanin in their skin. How to keep his… Continue reading Little Brown Boy

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Discovering Akilah

Seeing the world for the first time in 1993. Being the last of 4 children. Being raised by a older mother. Growing up singled out and abandoned by my father.  Being 20 years apart from the first born. Being raised by a single mother who had breast cancer, lupus, and a small hole in her… Continue reading Discovering Akilah

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Quarantine: A Self-Care Guide

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.… Continue reading Quarantine: A Self-Care Guide

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How I Conquer PCOS

Most women dream of the day they’ll become a mother. Yet, my reality was different. The dream of becoming a mother was ripped away from me long before I could consider it. I knew that I wanted children, but I wasn’t in a rush to have them. Now, the words of my doctor confirmed I… Continue reading How I Conquer PCOS

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Stop Getting Stolen

 I went to Sacramento on Friday the 6th to collect a BAG and then got the chance to see and spend time with my family. It was a beautiful day. I officially met my best friends' new friend, and we instantly clicked. I was offered a great opportunity from my God-uncle, Jhene' was on repeat… Continue reading Stop Getting Stolen

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Listen To Your Body!

Feeling indestructible. That's how some feel when it comes to their bodies. Totally ignoring the signals their body gives them to do the things they want to do. At that point in time, it may not catch up and the regularly-scheduled activities can still go on. But as you get older, things definitely change. I,… Continue reading Listen To Your Body!

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The Gym, You Don’t Need It!

Photo by Dane Wetton on Unsplash How many times have you purchased a gym membership for the year and had to end up canceling it because you only found yourself there once out of the 6 months you've had it? How many times have you actually told yourself you were going to purchase a membership but never got… Continue reading The Gym, You Don’t Need It!

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Discovering My Purpose

This year I have made up my mind to be myself openly, authentically, and unapologetically-- all things that are pretty much out of my comfort zone. On my father’s side, I am a woman of color, but I was raised solely by my white mother. I am Brazilian-born, but American-raised. I love creative writing and… Continue reading Discovering My Purpose

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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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Accepting Negatives as Positives.

So I have been reading this book called “ The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F” by Mark Mason. first I bought the book thinking “Who the hell makes a book with this title?! I’m getting it." Then as I started reading, there was a sudden light bulb that came on in my head!… Continue reading Accepting Negatives as Positives.