Throughout the last two weeks, celebrity Twitter fingers have been twittering, Shade Rooms have been shade rooming, and Instastories have been storying … and while I just made some of those verbs up, one thing that doesn’t live in the land of make believe is the domestic violence accusations flying around between Nicki Minaj and … Continue reading Giving the Medicine with the Candy: The Nicki Vs. Safaree Edition – A.K.A – “But, you chose her, bro!”
Writer’s Note: Before we go into this discussion, let me just say this first: MEN ARE NOT EVIL! (trust me, I gave birth to one) … but the way we socialize them in this world can make them pretty shitty – at the least on the mild end – and dangerous on the severe. So … Continue reading “Fuck Men!” … but … “I Love Him!”
You see, black women are arguably the most educated group in the US … but are definitely the most undervalued.
Our babies are watching And some of our babies are lost. And this lost ass world is eating our lost ass babies, as our other babies watch. Let me take a few steps back, so you can follow my thought process on how I got here. I remember, many years ago, telling my mom I … Continue reading Our Babies are Watching … But What are We Showing Them?
I always knew I was going to write this blog. It was actually at the top of my list. But I didn’t. Because I was scared … Because it’s tough … Because it’s about something people don’t really talk about, yet a “dirty” little secret many of us have. But then last week happened and … Continue reading “CRAZY” in LOVE!!!!
I can be judgmental af. And I don’t want to be … So I’m working on it. And if you’re anything like me I think you should too. So let’s consider this session of Getting my &*#@ Together, a Judger’s Anonymous meeting of sorts. I’ll see someone with face tattoos and label them a bum; … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Hi! My Name is Erin and I’m Judgmental AF
We learn from pain. Unfortunately. Think about your childhood friends; your first boyfriend. We have the best memories of those people because we had those relationships before we experienced too much pain. So we loved harder and connected more purely. But then the pain of experience set in. You’re a kid. You touch the stove; … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: I Can’t Takes This Pain Anymore!
As usual, there I was minding my entire black ass business when this week’s blog topic came to me while listening to a podcast. This particular podcast is called Ear Hustle, a weekly show based in San Quentin that “brings you the stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it.” While this … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Dirty Water
“Nope, Erin, I don’t tan,” my co-worker said, lifting her flowing blue skirt to show me her almost transparent knee. “I could sit outside in the sun all day and all this Irish girl would get is red.” “You learn something new every day,” I quipped. “I thought everyone got darker in the summer. I … Continue reading Fuck Neutrogena!