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Side Baby: Could You Accept Your Significant Others?

If you haven't watched the season finale of Insecure I suggest you ignore this article until you finish the season. If you've had the chance to enjoy all the drama, keep on reading because baby do I have some shit to say. First of all I'm going to start off with, WE ALL SEEN IT… Continue reading Side Baby: Could You Accept Your Significant Others?

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The Truth of Single Parenthood

Being a parent is truly a wonderful experience. I can’t wait for the day I can experience all the one in a lifetime moments with my children. I commend all parents, but I give a special praise to single parents.  The job of parenting isn’t always an easy task. I’ve known this after watching my… Continue reading The Truth of Single Parenthood

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Black Lives Matter in Brazil, Too. #VidasNegrasImportam

(image courtesy of Shutterstock) I don’t think there has been a louder anti-racism revolt since the Civil Rights Movement. The Black Lives Matter revolution that we are witnessing right now is opening the eyes of America-- including white Americans -- to the violent systemic racism that exists in the United States. It is inspiring protests… Continue reading Black Lives Matter in Brazil, Too. #VidasNegrasImportam

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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

Hidden Gems

Introducing Safi Lynch & Culture and Identity Sensitive Therapy

On May 31st, I had the pleasure of discussing the mental health of immigrant children with an expert, Safi Lynch on Instagram Live. A Therapist and Certified Licensed Social Worker who specializes in treating immigrants, she piqued my interest because I was not aware that this type of therapist existed. Delving into her website, I… Continue reading Introducing Safi Lynch & Culture and Identity Sensitive Therapy

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The Demand For Black Writers Soars Amid Black Lives Matter Protests

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

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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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Becoming American

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

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Intersextional Thinking: Masturbation Madness

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