A Black Woman and Her Hair.

***This post was inspired by a video I watched last night on YouTube from Whitney White, a natural hair influencer that I took note of years ago when I began my natural hair journey. See the video here. While watching the video, I felt the deeper implications of the joy Whitney felt when she cut [...]

Dear 2020.

I thought this was going to be our year. Remember, as 2019 fell to pieces and I began to slowly breathe again after one of thee most rotten 12 months of all time, what I whispered to you? That you would be different? That I would fall in love in 2020? That I'd find a [...]

here…

Here are some of the albums/songs/ I currently have on repeat: Snoh Aalegra, Ugh those feels again. I'm sure the name of the album provides a clue about why it speaks to me so powerfully. But, yes, Snoh's masterful second album is constantly playing in my car and in my ear. Her smooth, evocative voice, [...]

why it hurts so much.

Mothers and fathers and daughters and wives. Families. Children. Lost in an instant. At the end of the day, this is why it's so heart-wrenching. Why it's unreal. Why it hurts so much. Why it's inspired such an outpouring of grief. Why I can't stop thinking about it, shedding tears over it, grieving, imagining the [...]

fun with mansplaining.

Mansplain (verb): The explanation of something by a man, typically to a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing. (Read about the etymology of the word here.) So has it ever happened to you, my dear lady reader? Where you say something quite well or eloquently or meaningful or clear to the listener(s) [...]