What I REFUSE to Do In 2018

Instead of making new year’s reso-lies this year, I chose to make a list of things I refuse to do. And honestly, these are things I refuse to do another day. I refuse to let people use me another day. As women, we try to be everything for everyone; especially for people that we careContinue reading “What I REFUSE to Do In 2018”

Dear 20 something…

Honestly, so far my 20s have been uncertain and uncomfortable. Sometimes its disappointing. Disillusioning. Some days I don’t know if I’m coming or going and other days I’m completely sure of my decisions. There’s no way I “have it all together” but somehow I feel an extreme pressure to be so. There are unspoken expectationsContinue reading “Dear 20 something…”

To the Guy Who Called Me A Hippo In Ninth Grade

I used to believe I hated you you had subtracted from me what I thought was my worth                      you made me believe everyone saw me                  the way you did   you became every bully every reason I didn’t have friends why I avoided mirrors. your words cut me your laughs violated me my thoughts toldContinue reading “To the Guy Who Called Me A Hippo In Ninth Grade”

When Your Melanin Poppin’

Imagine. Just for a second. You were born into a family where no one looked like you, spoke like you or liked the same things as you. That is my dilemma. Not exactly, though. I know something like speech and personality doesn’t compare to something as sensitive as skin tone in the black community. ButContinue reading “When Your Melanin Poppin’”

When You Don’t Feel Pretty

Honestly, I haven’t felt pretty in a while. And it’s not something I’m looking to get pity from. I can encourage other women by telling them they’re beautiful and they’re worth it but sometimes I can’t do the same for myself. I haven’t looked in a mirror and felt completely beautiful or said to myselfContinue reading “When You Don’t Feel Pretty”