Author Archives: diminutivediva

May 14

Taking The Stage: Supporting Academic Achievement

Good morning, my name is _____________. For my recitation, I have selected… On a damp Saturday morning, I’m on the second row in a school library, anticipation overflowing. As the parent of a child participating in a college preparatory program, my presence was strongly encouraged by the staff. My attendance was never in question, as […]

May 13

Do You Really Want It: On Stagnation and Laziness

Today I share an excerpt of my life and how I am learning to deal with a character flaw.

May 13

“Bought Sense”: On Generation Gaps & Aligning With My Elders

In my return post I revisit my freshman year of high school to reflect on generational divides, and how I now find myself on the other side of one.

March 21

On Pseudo-Feminist Playboys

In this video, I discuss encounters with “brothers” who call themselves allies of Black women nd wax eloquently about women’s rights for all the wrong reasons.

March 21

Review: Ladies Paint Night

In today’s post I detail my experience attending a paint night hosted by a local artist.

March 09

30 Day Writing Challenge Day 20: The iPhone Shuffle

30 Day Writing Challenge Day Twenty: The iPhone Shuffle ‘Closet Freak(Club Mix)’ Cee-Lo OH MY GOD! I have over 2000 songs on my phone, and THIS is the one that HAD to come up when I hit ‘shuffle all’? I am mortified!(post funny meme) ‘So Special’, Movado This song is my joint! Every year I […]

March 09

Gettin’ Grown: A Retrospect on My Hip-Hop Fandom

The nineteenth anniversary of the slaying of Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace led me to reflect on my relationship with the genre that has lionized him in death.

30 Day Writing Challenge Day 19: Five Fears

30 Day Writing Challenge Day Nineteen: Five Fears That You Have As someone with a tendency towards anxiety, today’s topic is one I could richly mine. But since the writing prompt only asked for five fears I will do as instructed. Here they are (in no particular order): 1. Nuclear war. Since I came of […]