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

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

dating, love, relationships

“I’m Not Ready” and Other Lies Men Tell

"Why do women let themselves be taken advantage of?" he asked, as he took another swig of beer. My friend was pissed. He'd been dating a girl who was beautiful, smart, ambitious, and kind.  And she was stuck on a guy who "wasn't ready for a relationship". I sympathized with him because I, too, have been… Continue reading “I’m Not Ready” and Other Lies Men Tell

dating, love, relationships, sex, valentine's day

#SecureTheBae : Your 6-week guide to boo loving on Valentine’s Day

You probably read the title of this post and immediately thought "Oh [bleep], Valentine's Day is 6 weeks away?!" Time flies in a "swipe left" culture. As you may or may not know, I've written about the joys of being single on Valentine's Day and I'm a huge proponent of cherishing your own company. But this… Continue reading #SecureTheBae : Your 6-week guide to boo loving on Valentine’s Day