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There Is Healing That Needs to Happen

While on my solo birthday trip to Thailand I had a lot of time to reflect and just process some things. One of those things being an overwhelming feeling of loneliness. While I’m certainly not devoid of meaningful and fulfilling friendships, there is still a desire for romantic love that is left unfulfilled. I have Read More

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Pre-Travel Anxiety: How I’m Coping

I am 3 days away from my solo trip to Phuket, Thailand and my anxiety is at peak “WTF!” I’ve been having nightmares about realizing I forgot something at home as the airplane doors close and I’ve been getting, at max, 5 hours of severely interrupted sleep per night. My chest hurts, my back hurts, Read More

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New Year, New Goals

Every new year many of us go through a process of figuring out what we want to change and if we are really serious, develop a plan to allow these goals to come to fruition. Last year my main goal was to travel more, and I accomplished that. I went to Amsterdam, Antigua, Jamaica, Montreal,  Read More

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How Travel Is Saving Me

As per usual, I’ve been struggling with my depression. That’s why you haven’t really seen many new posts here, not many convos on Twitter, and definitely not a lot of new Instagram posts. Last night, as I was struggling to sleep, I started to think about what keeps me going, what keeps me struggling through Read More

The Cult Of Positivity

The Cult of Positivity

If you are an avid social media user, such as myself, you have been exposed to a myriad of opinions that challenge your own. From the benign,  “Does pineapple go on pizza?” To the dangerous, “Are Black people inherently more violent?” A topic I often see that borders on side-eye worthy, to “You are why people Read More

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#MeToo: What’s Next?

I haven’t been keeping to my writing schedule lately. I wish I could say with confidence that it was simply because of my seasonal depression and trying to find my groove again. But I know that this isn’t the reason. The past few weeks started out being sprinkled with stories of sexual assault and sexual Read More

Black and Mentally Ill in the New Age of White Supremacy

Black and Mentally Ill in the New Age of White Supremacy

Something we don’t delve into often is how mental health, especially mental illness, intersects with race. I don’t mean the excuses made for violent racists who’s actual or perceived mental state is used as a scapegoat for their affinity for white supremacy. I mean how being a person of color impacts the lives of those Read More

Not Choosing Motherhood Isn't As Simple As It Seems

Not Choosing Motherhood Isn’t As Simple As It Seems

Times like today I am grateful I opted out of motherhood. I know that the first sentence sounds harsh and people may take it the wrong way. Let me get this disclaimer fully out of the way. In no way is this an attack or “shade” towards mothers. This is also not me pushing a Read More

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Review: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer

As I stated in my last review post, I am a primer hoarder. So since I’m waiting to lose my summer color, before I bought any of the Fenty Beauty foundation, I still needed to satisfy the makeup hypebeast within me so I bought the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Primer and the lip gloss.  Le sigh. My Read More

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Black Feminists and the “Not All Men” Brigade

If you spend as much time on social media as I do, especially in Black spaces, you’ve no doubt see the “battle of the sexes” arguments day in and day out. You’ve seen Black women calling out Black men on their trash behavior and Black men blaming women and “feminist” (pluralization purposely missing) for the Read More