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.
“I want everyone to wear what they want and mix it in their own way. That, to me, is what is modern.” -Karl Lagerfeld One of my favorite things about thrifting is picking out the best, and worst, of yesterday’s fashion. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with looking like an extra from an … Continue reading Fashion Fridays: The Fun Conservative
So stay and let me be me or leave and let me be free.
I don’t fancy myself a fashionista, or chic, or anything like that. I’m just a clothes hoarder.
You don’t get a say over how you came into this world, and the circumstances you were born into. Arguably, that’s what makes the topic of family and kinship so contemptable for many people: you’re forced into a relationship, for better or worse, for a large part of your life. Even if you move away, change your name, change your phone number, and cease communication, you can’t escape your family and the impact they’ve had in defining you completely… Trust me, I’ve tried. *wink*
Black sheep, black sheep Have you any wool? Or have you been left naked And stranded by the wolves? Wolves in sheep's clothing Disguised as your kin. Black sheep, black sheep How could you fit in? Where is your Sheppard? Where is your pasture? Where is your home? Where is your master? Black sheep, black … Continue reading The Ugly Black Sheep.
Happy Black History Month! In addition to celebrating the contributions of great men and women that have contributed not only to our culture, but to the world as a whole, Black History Month is a time of reflection for ourselves. Though hard to imagine, everything we are doing in this generation is influencing future generations. … Continue reading The Realities of Being Magical: Part One
I'm the feast and the fast I’m the binge and the purge I’m the myth and the fact The reserve and the splurge I’m the madam and the mistress I’m the head and the tail I’m the steady and the distress I’m the strong and the frail I’m the future and the history I’m the … Continue reading I Am Her: The Dichotomy of Woman
“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” -James Baldwin I certainly wasn’t born angry. I can’t specifically place my finger on a time or person that offended me to the point of being enraged. But if I had to guess, … Continue reading A Seat at the Head of the Table
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” ― Audre Lorde Every now and then, I fall off the face of the earth. I’m difficult to find, I’m hard to contact, and impossible to comprehend when I do resurface. “Did something happen to you?” No, I’m … Continue reading The Mortal vs The Martyr: Black Women and Self-Care