‘Girlhood’ Is The Black Girl Coming-of-Age Film I’ve Been Waiting For…Almost

So, here’s the dilemma: you really love watching movies, but you’re getting pretty sick and tired of stories with no black girls or women in them. According to most movies, black women just don’t exist – not in fantasy worlds, not in alternate realities, not even in the “real world,” nothing. We may pop up from time to time to offer a “Oh hell naw” or otherwise be sassy, but then we fade into the background yet again. Continue reading “‘Girlhood’ Is The Black Girl Coming-of-Age Film I’ve Been Waiting For…Almost”

Be Careful What You Consume

It’s Monday, so you know what that means: Mindfulness Mondays! (Yeah, that’s a thing I’m doing now, get used to it.) It’s time to start the week off right by getting inspired to make some positive changes. Because why sleep in when you can get one step closer to being where you truly want to be in life, right? Continue reading “Be Careful What You Consume”

5 TV Shows That Will Get You Through The Toughest Times Of Your Life

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve turned to fiction to help me deal with the harder parts of life. While I’ve never encountered a character that I felt was really like me (there aren’t a lot of black female protagonists to choose from, unfortunately), there are certain shows that can always get my mind off of things and take me away to a happier, less stressful place. Continue reading “5 TV Shows That Will Get You Through The Toughest Times Of Your Life”

A Word About Change: What Destroys Must Also Rebuild

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I started this year off in a strange, strange place.

It feels like a lot has changed. And like most changes in life, it feels too sudden. It came with too little warning – at least, that I was willing to see – and I feel unsettled inside. I wish I could get my insides to untwist themselves. I wish I could smooth myself down like fresh asphalt. Continue reading “A Word About Change: What Destroys Must Also Rebuild”

America Elected A Bigot. Now What?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by the electoral college.

The election (aka the beginning of this particularly depressing dystopian novel that we’re all currently living in) (jk!) (kinda.) was weeks ago. Since then, I’ve gone through my stages. I’ve felt hopeless, I’ve done the anger thing, I’ve pointed fingers, but you know what? It’s time to move on. Continue reading “America Elected A Bigot. Now What?”