Letter to a Friend

Photo by Houcine Ncib on Unsplash I recently posted a short story I had written for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. I wrote that story because domestic abuse is somewhat a taboo subject in the Black community. My belief is that the “strong Black woman syndrome” plays a huge role. Imagine being the consummate wife, professional, mother, …

#MochaMood

One of the most challenging places to be in life is at the intersection of extreme gratitude for where you are and what you have while simultaneously yearning for the 'something more' that you know is out there. Can you relate? Have you ever been here?

Respectability Politics: Why I Canceled My Subscription and Chose to Center My Authentic Black Womanhood Instead

Photo by henri meilhac on Unsplash   A friend of mine recently shared a New York Times Op-Ed about Beyonce and respectability politics. It was written by Myles E. Johnson. Check it out here: Beyonce’ and the End of Respectability Politics. The article talks about how Beyonce’, despite being a “crossover” artist, has begun to use …