body positivity, dating, friendships, healing, relationships, sex, weight

What I’ve learned about love, sex, and relationships so far

In less than 24 hours, I will be turning 30. When I started this blog 5 years ago, I was in a completely different space, feeling trapped in a relationship that I felt I needed to be in, shedding harmful habits, and struggling to make a name for myself in an industry that I was… Continue reading What I’ve learned about love, sex, and relationships so far

depression, gratitude, healing, mental health, self awareness, weight

What Depression Looks Like

"The longer I do this, the more I realize that there isn't a specific type of patient afflicted by this," said my psychiatrist. I was in the hospital, recovering from my first and only major depressive episode. Just days after my birthday, the quiet storm of seemingly unrelated events that had been brewing for months… Continue reading What Depression Looks Like

black panther, healing, love, racism, representation

#BlackPanther and Freedom: A Review

Marvel fans and casual viewers alike can breathe a sigh of relief- the year-long buzz has not merely been hype (kind of like the Justice League-oops). It's the real deal. I attended an early screening of the film on Monday, February 12, thanks to a Twitter - IMAX partnership, which gave fans the opportunity to… Continue reading #BlackPanther and Freedom: A Review

body positivity, health, self awareness, weight, workplace

Fat and Fit: Body Positivity and Weight Loss

In October, my knee was killing me. I chalked it up to the heavy lifting I'd been doing since moving into my home. It wasn't strained or swollen. It just hurt. I'm not sure exactly when people started using the phrase "body-positive" as the catchall phrase for physical acceptance, but it likely stems from the… Continue reading Fat and Fit: Body Positivity and Weight Loss

assault, blog, gratitude, healing, love, weight

Simmer but don’t Burn: Letting go of Bitterness

In response to today's Daily Prompt: Simmer , I've decided to write about how and why I value "letting go" of painful situations and experiences. I grew up on the higher end of the middle class spectrum in Queens, New York. My childhood was filled with generally "normal" things: class field trips, curiosity, some bullying/teasing,… Continue reading Simmer but don’t Burn: Letting go of Bitterness

gratitude, self awareness, success

Talk Yo’ Sh-t: Unapologetic Pride

On July 10th, my birthday, I got the email that confirmed what I had been diligently working towards for several years- my offer was accepted and now under contract. Sixty days and plenty of paperwork and repairs later - I showed up to the title company's office with my parents in tow - to settle… Continue reading Talk Yo’ Sh-t: Unapologetic Pride

break ups, dating, friendships, relationships

Y’all Still Together?: When Friends Don’t like Your Man

My best friend has a habit of holding on to perceived offenses, and then disclosing those feelings at random times. In the 22 years of our friendship, I've pretty much mastered the art of knowing how to navigate her Capricorn-ness. So it came as a surprise when she told me a few years ago that… Continue reading Y’all Still Together?: When Friends Don’t like Your Man