You can feel it all over. You can feel it all over, people.– - Stevie Wonder
Writing for me is a form of praying on paper. Of acknowledging unfulfilled...– author, Terry McMillan
a-wanderlustsoul asked: I just want to say I really like what you post on your blog. It think its really insightful and informative.
The "Just Black" Girl
If I had a dime for every single time someone asked me what I am “mixed with” I’d be so rich I think I’d be buying Oprah schools and fleets of cars and small countries. It didn’t bother me when I was a little girl because I enjoyed how interested in me people were. They would talk about my skin color and my hair and wonder about the mysterious mixture of ethnicity...
Purpose recognizes Purpose
I was talking to my sister the other day - we do that every once in a while - and she told me to write a blog about the idea of the “Crusading Career Woman” vs. the “Happy Homemaker.” This is not that blog. It’s coming soon but this is not it. (hehe). Instead I was more deeply stricken by something else that came up in conversation. My sister, like myself and most...
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Lord, please let her be back for real this time. I’m talkin’ ‘Miseducation’ w/a vengeance.
victoremerson: Lost In Translation The Sick Infatuation With Chasing The Impatient Female, Who Is Not Waiting But Lost In Details Texts, Phone calls, and Emails She Fails To Realize The Lies By Imaginary Real Guys But I Supply The Flipside Of Lies Exciting Her Eyes, Mind, Then Thighs She Wonders Why He Left Cuz I Feel So Right……. Reality We Face As She Aims To Replace The Man...
At the end of the day, for me it’s about the vision… What I know is...
As Black women, we are our greatest natural resource.” - Valeisha...–
Objectified: The Black Woman - Whose Fault Is It?
So, the other day I was chillin’ w/my girl Khai, eating one of the many delicious dinners I’ve prepared this summer so far, and only half-watching some E! True Hollywood Story. [SB:& for the privacy of the innocent and the purposes of this blog post, my girl’s name has been changed.] Now Khai is a total free spirit which is why I love her. She will walk up to a perfect...
oddlyitslee asked: Hi!! I saw your post on IC Fantasia Gel and i am transitioning as well from a texturizer that i have in my hair now...and i saw how u said that it will still curl you up if you are transitioning....i was wondering if it was better than ECO styler gel that i was planning on using..lol sorry if this made no sense im terrible at explaining
...but I don't need it.
If more people were brave enough to let go of things that hold them back, this world would be one jolly ol’ place. I guess I’m mainly speaking in terms of relationships. I said I wasn’t going to blog about it, pray about it, think for more than a minute about it but alas, here I am typing away about my love life (whatever that means anymore). I have records like Pink’s...
I’m at work. I’m supposed to be doing work. I am doing work… errr, yeah I am doing work. I just take 5 minutes here and there to check out the latest #TT’s (that’s Twitterspeak for trending topics) and tweets. During one of these 5 minute Twitter breaks I noticed a post by author, Terry McMillian. “If you wish to be understood. Say exactly what you mean.” ...
Ashley....truly. Some stuff you might want to...
1. I used to want to be an archaeologist. 2. I can imitate quite a few different singers down to their signature riffs & runs. 3. I think too much jewelry (cheap OR expensive) is a sign of poverty. (Watch all the truly wealthy folks. Less is much more.) 4. I love photography. Both in front of & behind the lens. 5. I interviewed Keke Wyatt, one of my favorite singers of all time &...
My Favorite #WritersQuotes
Terry McMillan Writing is hard, lonely work.It’s worth the sustained effort I put into it. It’s also the story that’s important, not the fame & glory. Writing is also a way of videotaping our behavior, not commenting on it. “If you wish to be understood. Say exactly what you mean.” (Anonymous) Advice To Writers #Fiction reveals truths that reality...
Oscar Grant: Catalyst or Just Another Tragic...
Below I’ve posted the link to the video of this young man’s shooting. I don’t know how long it will be available online due to the graphic nature. But I believe it is something we all need to see and understand. These killings are becoming to rampant. I was not surprised by the verdict in this case. And that in itself speaks to the legacy the American legal system has created....
Follow me... Oh, and him and her too..
Twitter is a funny thing. I was in the midst of “tweeting” yesterday when I got COMPLETELY annoyed by some random guy from LA that I was following. One of my friends had retweeted his tweet like, a week ago and I thought it was funny. So I hopped over to his page and most of his tweets were either pretty insightful or completely hilarious. So I decided to follow him. BIG mistake. This...
...So why are you here?
Daniela Rodriguez, a childhood friend of mine died in a car accident 3:00 AM, July 2nd. The driver was intoxicated. I haven’t cried. And I feel a bit self-centered. When I heard what happened to her, my mind went straight to the handful of times I was out with friends being a bit too wreckless. It all could have ended any of those times. My heart beat a little faster in reminiscing. God...