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 […]

February 24

To Slay The Hydra: Colorism, Misogynoir and Grandma

In the volume of items I see online, it has become painfully clear to me that online spaces dominated by my ethnic group are rife with Misogynoir. The refrain of evil, nasty pictures, and comments Black women mostly promulgated by our community is so relentless and constant that I’ve trained myself to let such ignorance […]

30-Day Challenge Day Eighteen: Your Favorite Color

30 Day Writing Challenge Day Eighteen: Your Favorite Color & Why There are three colors that always strongly appeal to me: white, red, and pink. Red is my current favorite! I’m beholden to it due to the bold vibrancy, intense heat and unabashed desire it exudes. When I opt to integrate crimson shades into my […]

February 21

30-Day Challenge Day Seventeen: Words To Live By

30 Day Writing Challenge Day Seventeen: A Quote You Try To Live By Decades have passed since the days I occupied the pews of my home church, my legs clad in pantyhose and primly crossed at the ankles. But various Bible verses from those days are still inscribed into my head, much like the rural […]

February 18

30-Day Challenge Day Sixteen: Bullet Your Day

*A note to readers: it has been ten days since I updated the blog. Nevertheless, I am going to finish this 30 Dy Writing Challenge! 30 Day Writing Challenge Day Sixteen: Bullet Your Entire Day   Woke up around 6 am Head to bathroom at 6:30 to shower/wash face/brush teeth Applied moisturizers, face and eye primer […]