“The Badass Workshop is more than a workshop,…it is an evolving blueprint for success.” -BOZOMA SAINT JOHN EVERYONE….GET INTO IT….THE BADASS WORKSHOP IS BACK! Her first workshop series blew me away and was an ultimate success so it is only right to bring it back with a part 2 to the amazing-ness that is BozomaContinue reading “Get into it: The Badass Workshop is BACK!!!”
On the last day of June, which is highly recognized as Pride month, I must repeat again that I stand as an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community and try my best to learn even more than I know every Pride month. Pride month is beautiful, and even though I think Pride month should be celebratedContinue reading “What is our takeaway for the month of June.”
2 days ago was the year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. Wow time flies by. Mass shootings always taking over headlines, with the most recent mass shooting in San Jose, California at the railyard. I was even hospitalized for majority of the month of May due to an overreacting mother, but I’m thankful for theContinue reading “It’s May. It’s Mental Health Awareness month, however I’m numb mentally.”
It’s too much to internalize, that sometimes we need rest. I’m numbed by the trauma that people of color, Black people face everyday at the hands of police. Another death. For My’Khia Bryant….SAY HER NAME. Later on today, on the 22nd day of April, we will lay Daunte Wright to rest. An innocent boy ofContinue reading “Ma’Khia Bryant. SAY HER NAME. Protect Black children, Protect black women.”
George Floyd murder trial. Daunte Wright. Both homicides occurring in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Adam Toledo. All at the hands of police. Over five mass killings in the past month. Can we get a break?! We are TIRED. Fatigued from the constant news. Worn out from the drama. We protest in solidarity and are confused as beingContinue reading “We are NOT okay. However we persevere.”
“Are you kidding me?!” My instant response as I was in the hospital and got the sad news from my sister during our routine daily calls. My Kay Slay was Dead. I went into instant shock when I realized she passed the day I went to the Hospital, February 5th and a vigil and funeral/repassContinue reading “Giving you your flowers when you are alive and now I lay a bouquet because you are gone. To my friend, MY sister, my Kay Slay”
My Tribute to ‘BLACK ROYALTY’. My response to the death of Chadwick Boseman.
The black female body still comes with a negative connotation. Many degrade it through music videos, while most of us embody our curves, skinny or thick, and females of all races continuously try to emulate features that the Black Female naturally embodies whether it’s our lips, the size of our breasts or buttocks. Sarah Baartman is one that every Black girl should learn about….the HERstory of exploitation, the story of plight, triumph, and the view of the Black Woman from the Westernized world. Here is Venus Hottentot.
Black is KING. The acclaimed film that takes it back to the Motherland and is more fitting during our tumultuous times of reminding the diaspora …Black is ROYALTY.
I don’t know how many times we can express our frustration and remain humble at the same time. It’s not even been two complete months since my Black bodies article and again we are dealing with another severe form of police brutality. Fortunately, Jacob Blake did not lose his life, but now because of theContinue reading “America: Our SAD reality”