My Mother Constantly Tells Me Not to Get Married or Have Kids

My Mother Constantly Tells Me Not to Get Married or Have Kids

My mother constantly tells me not to get married or to have kids even though I know she wants grandchildren. I have a sneaky suspicion it’s because if she could do her life over again,…

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A Shoutout to the Ones that Hold a Queer Black Girl Down

A Shoutout to the Ones that Hold a Queer Black Girl Down

Happy Pride loves! This month is a time to celebrate all the beauty that queer folk bring into this world. However, as a queer person, I understand that this month can bring a lot of…

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In Sum: A Thank You to those who Taught Me How to Live

In Sum: A Thank You to those who Taught Me How to Live

During a recent trip to Atlanta, I had a conversation with a man whose daughter asked his blessing to get a passport so she might visit Paris, France. He shared that he staunchly refused her…

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A Letter on Transition

A Letter on Transition

One day I woke up, and realized I would have rather died in my sleep than go to work that day. A dramatization of course, but a strong enough sentiment to let me know that…

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Work With What’s Working

Work With What’s Working

In Season 6, Episode 10 of Girlfriends “My Business, Not Your Business,” Joan strongly considers closing The J Spot after coming to terms with the fact that no one is coming in anymore. Her vision…

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An Ode to the Black Woman Renaissance

An Ode to the Black Woman Renaissance

After the New Year, I spent a lot of time self-reflecting. As the first month of the year comes to a close, I spent a lot of time looking past myself at what the rest…

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Oh Wildflower…

Oh Wildflower…

I would like to start off by saying that without doubt, question, or unnecessary time spent consulting your inner-self, this will be your year more than any before. You have finally done the work, although…

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For Fat Girls Who Dare to Love Themselves

For Fat Girls Who Dare to Love Themselves

Self-love, self-acceptance, self-esteem. On seemingly every corner of social media, you see messages to love yourself. Loving yourself, as cliche as it sounds, is much easier said than done. It’s particularly hard for those who…

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Always Choose You

Always Choose You

Always choose you.  I hope 2018 is the year of you. I hope you smile when you say, “no.” I hope you feel electric inside when you finally tell him he doesn’t deserve you, and…

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To the Girl that has tied her self-love to a scale…

To the Girl that has tied her self-love to a scale…

To the girl that has tied her self-love to a scale, It’s time to accept yourself, sis. You see, the scale defines your mood for the day. It determines if the day will be a…

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