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preserving my sacred spaces

March 1, 2016


a few months ago, someone told me i was in “reclaiming identity” mode. i had shared an experience that caught me off guard and i didn’t know what to make of it. after an extended conversation, we ended with reclaiming identity. i didn’t really know what to make of that either. at 37, i¬†was pretty […]

let me introduce you to your beauty

November 18, 2014


we live in a world obsessed with beauty. for women, our self-worth can easily become wrapped in our ratings on the beauty scale. it affects our social status, career advancement, financial security, and even perceived intelligence. that bit about beauty being in the eyes of the beholder is a fallacy women of color are forced […]

we were moving mountains long before we thought we could

September 8, 2014


this past weekend my hiking group, black people hike (bph) hit the tiger mountain west trail for what we thought would be a 5 mile hike round trip. turns out the high point trail (which doesn’t go all the way to the top) is 5 miles. the west trail is actually 4.4 miles one way. […]

top 4 celebs who could be my bff

March 22, 2014


have you ever had a moment when you were fangirling like crazy and realized, “we could totally be bffs?” i can’t lie. i have that moment frequently with four celebrities. everything about them — based on my lowkey stalker knowledge — validates the awesomeness of our fictional, would-be fabulous friendship. i might not ever meet […]

miley made twerking cool so let’s all learn to do it!

August 30, 2013


miley cyrus’s twerk heard around the world has finally started to die down (thank you lawd) and we can all get back to our regular lives. or can we? now that miley has made twerking “cool” because we all know nothing brown people do is ever cool until some white person makes it famous (rock-n-roll, […]