Everything Viola does is magic. This is not up for debate, don’t at (@) me, this is not up for further discussion. My Auntie Viola is magic, dammit! From the melanin, to her articulate nature, the fashion and not being here for the bullshit–I am … Continue reading #28DaysOfBlackness: “Stop Taming Us.”
I think the world forgets that Taraji P. Henson is not an overnight success. I think the entire world forgets Baby Boy is almost a twenty year old movie. I think the world sleeps on just how talented she is. We know the story of … Continue reading #28DaysOfBlackness: Congratulations To Taraji P. Henson
The greatest gift is piece of mind. For toxic relationships, abusive relationships , it can be tempting to use the mantra, “I’ll just get through the holidays and leave when the new year gets here.” Let me advise this. You are never so vulnerable as … Continue reading ‘I’ll Just Make It Through The Holidays’ Is Dangerous.
First, and foremost, before I am writer or woman, I am Black. This story took me to Mama Bear rage. It took 24 hours to calm down enough to focus in order to write. Andrew Johnson is a Black high school student who has dreadlocks. … Continue reading #ISaidWhatISaid: It Is Never About The Hair. It’s Always About Ownership, Conformity & Comfort.
This post will be autobiographical in part. The name of my abuser is denoted by an asterisk (*). We have no contact. I use the phrase dead flower and when I speak of the women affected, ultimately killed by the men whom said they loved … Continue reading The Old Scars That Bleed: The Aftermath Of All The Dead Flowers