"Ma'am! WHY do your blinds look like that?! Lol!" Those damn birds chirping woke me up. Then someone fell and called for their mom The school bus is seven minutes late today Get those kids the hell off my lawn. .. Who's that cussing in the street? When did teenagers get this grown? You wanna … Continue reading Traphouse Blinds: A Comedy
It was shortly before graduating from undergrad, on the night of Midnight Breakfast when we met. I had planned to meet one of my friends after I left my evening class at the campus cafeteria to pig out on bacon and French toast right before finals. I show up, and in walks my friend … Continue reading For Steven: A Story of Dreams
What does who you love have to do with you hating me? Call me out my name for laughs, and air my insecurities Exploit my loyalty But treat my body, my life like property? Negro, please. You disrespect me and still expect me to catch you when you fall But I won't be the one … Continue reading To Be Loved In Return: An Ode to Black Men
1. You have a purpose. 2. There is a new opportunity tomorrow (and the day after that, btw.) 3. The world is much bigger than the overcrowded confines of your mind. 4. You need to discover something that you would die for, then 5. You need to keep living for it.
“I don’t know a single black girl who’s carefree because it ain’t easy being a girl of color, period. God, I wish we were carefree. A lot of political things would have to dramatically change in this planet for a woman of color to be carefree.” -Cree Summer, Fusion.net Interview I found myself binge … Continue reading #CarefreeBlackGirlCares
Making the decision to lose weight is one of the hardest choices we have to make. There are a lot of personal questions that need to be answered, such as: “How did I get to this weight?” “Why do I want to lose weight?” “How should I start my journey?” “How do I maintain my … Continue reading I Don’t Wanna Be Skinny, I Just Wanna Fit My Jeans
Imagine if I won an award for Best Supporting Actress... the irony! My Fictional Introspective Acceptance Speech
Anyways, one of the most versatile colors in a wardrobe isn’t technically a color. Yes, I’m talking about the thing that Pintrest decorating themes and H&M store display orgasms are made of: that glorious shade of white in all of its variations.
While dance clubs and other heavily social or uncoordinated activities are still way too far out of my comfort zone, I go a lot of places. And I usually go alone. I know! Possibly the only thing more threatening as an introvert than having to go out and be around people, is having to go out and be surrounded by strangers.
If skin was coffee, in all of its variety Would you still think that mine wasn’t as sweet? I wouldn’t be the traditional French vanilla latte. A warm café au lait, or a caramel frappe. I have two extra pumps of mocha in my cup All robust and rich, just savory enough. I wouldn’t be … Continue reading Two Pumps of Mocha, Please.