My family ain't shit! And while they’re now all here thanks to that sentence up there … Let’s talk about why. My mother is flawed, just like every other human being, but she her advice is flawless with and end goal of pushing me to be better … better than I am today … better … Continue reading Thankful AF! My Family Ain’t Shit
I’ve been a horrible friend. I’ve betrayed people who trusted me. I’ve broken hearts unapologetically. I’ve hurt people who showed me nothing but kindness. Yes. Me. I did those things.
Let’s start this holiday season party off right every Wednesday this month with a dope ass list of the all of the things for which I’m thankful AF, starting with these big ass hands.
Brianna, 36 Sexuality: “As straight as they come.” Children: "Nope … unless you count the cats." Relationship Status: Married Throughout this journey, I dropped a few thug tears, laughed hysterically, clutched my pearls, and experienced just about every human emotion in between. But I had a blast … Because I … NO … we made … Continue reading TheLadyWrites82 Presents: The People Series — Episode 6: Little Notes to God
When I speak to black men my age (and older), I get this general consensus that they feel invisible; like no one believes them about the things with which they struggle. Of course this wasn’t explicitly articulated to me in these words, But as I went through this week’s conversation, I started thinking about other … Continue reading The LadyWrites82 Presents: The People Series: Episode 5: The Case of the Invisible Black Man
Up until this point in the interviews for The People Series, I’d only interviewed people between 35 and 60. It wasn’t planned. It was just the way it happened. And then I met Alexus. She was bright, full of energy, and unendingly optimistic. It was such a sharp contrast to everyone else I had interviewed, … Continue reading TheLadywrites82 Presents: The People Series — Episode 4: Don’t Be a Bitter Ole Bihhh
I used to think men were some sort of secret maze. But then I had a son … And I realized that they are just really tall, little boys with a range of emotions and experiences layered atop. Now, I don’t mean that in any demeaning sense, but simply that they are more vulnerable and … Continue reading TheLadyWrites82 Presents: The People Series — Episode 3: Men are Just Tall Boys … and That’s OK
“I’m one of those people … where I don’t know if anyone truly loves me … I really don’t know if anyone does.” Being a mother can be hard … and lonely. Shit, being a person can be hard … and lonely. So how we approach parenting can be hard … and lonely. Because before we’re … Continue reading The LadyWrites82 Presents: The People Series — Episode 1: Motherhood
The first day of fall was this past Saturday, September 22. And while I’m usually super ready for the leaves to start falling, warm drinks, and hoodies, this year it feels ... Bittersweet. Because I spent my summer painting outside beneath the stars … and I’m going to miss it. As I put the last few … Continue reading Dear Summer: Put your Clothes on and Get Out … We Had Our Run but it’s Over
“She’s a whore!” he said. And if the eyebrows (that I’d carefully drawn of my face that morning) traveled any further up my face they would have flown off into the atmosphere.