Adieu, my dear Adelaide

Wow, words can’t explain how I feel. When my mother was asking me when we last spoke, I responded a little over a month because we were busy playing phone tag where either of us were available on the initial call. That’s when my mom broke the news to me, Ady has passed on. WhatContinue reading “Adieu, my dear Adelaide”

Get into it: The Badass Workshop is BACK!!!

“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!!!”

What is our takeaway for the month of June.

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.”

It’s May. It’s Mental Health Awareness month, however I’m numb mentally.

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.”

Ma’Khia Bryant. SAY HER NAME. Protect Black children, Protect black women.

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.”

We are NOT okay. However we persevere.

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.”

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

“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”

Knowing our HERstory: Sarah Baartman

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.