I haven’t been reading many blogs lately, except for the occasional travel blog (and most of them aren’t that great). I haven’t been writing much lately, except for the occasional journal entry, or the occasional poem or social media… Read More ›
Happy Friday! I Still Love Black Men.
Eventful week for me. Somewhat. I won’t rehash the details. Oh – two great things though. My daughter turned 22 yesterday. And I met up with a friend who I see on average, twice a year. I always rejoice in… Read More ›
Beautiful Black Woman
Apologies for such a generic title, but what else could I call this woman whose photo I found on Pinterest last night? Her waist-to-hip ratio is everything. Not to mention her well-defined back, gracious derierre, and sun-kissed skin… Read More ›
Advice for the Black Woman | Fitness Q&A with Mark Jenkins
“Diet hard!” Those are the words I hear when I think of celebrity fitness trainer and motivator Mark Jenkins, whom I recently had the honor of interviewing. Mark’s star clientele includes a roster of celebrities: Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo, P. Diddy, L.L…. Read More ›
Everywhere Is War (Self-Preservation)
Love. To preserve oneself – to persevere in spite of, to care for your own self – is to be in war. Against anyone, any thing, any structure, any ideas, that challenge or threaten your natural right to do so…. Read More ›
Burlesque and Body Fat – Who Really Cares?
Valentine’s Day came and went — thank goodness, because most of what I saw on social media were shots fired at single women and side chicks, a lot of bragging from women who received gifts, and a few explanations from… Read More ›
The Complexity of Black Women
I embrace my blackness, and my femininity, and the entire fabric that makes me who I am. My flaws, as well as my strengths. I enjoy being a black woman. Mara Brock Akil inspires me – to strengthen my writing… Read More ›