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

break ups, dating, feminism, insecure, love, marriage, relationships, self awareness

7 Tips to Ruin your Livelihood in Love and Relationships

The 1950s. A decade filled with A-line skirts, the dawn of rock 'n roll, and good ol' American segregation. Mad Men glamorized this era, where the men were powerful and their doting housewives drowned in depressants to keep afloat- with not one strand of hair out of place. 'Twas a simpler time, indeed. When I… Continue reading 7 Tips to Ruin your Livelihood in Love and Relationships

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