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
This week’s interview was … let’s just say … interesting. There were moments when I clutched my pearls … Some when I winced to brace myself for what was going to come out of his mouth next … Others when I laughed heartily … And some when, even with my insanely fast typing speed, I … Continue reading TheLadyWrites82 Presents: The People Series — Episode 2: “I’m Not Compatible with Either Sex Because I’m a Hoe!”
“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
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!”
THIS BLOG CONTAINS SPOILERS, SO IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED SEASON 6 OF "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK" (OITNB), PLEASE DON’T READ THIS. I REALLY DON’T WANT TO READ THE ANGRY EMAILS. SO SAVE YOUR PITCHFORKS AND RHYTHMIC CHANTING FOR SOMEONE ELSE. I tell everyone that I have the attention span of a ferret on meth … Continue reading Bad Decisions, Expectations, and Privilege: 4 Things I Learned from Season 6 of OITNB
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, I thought that if I lived my life with love and peace leading the way, that I would only attract loving and peaceful things.
Money over everything? No, not really, but kind of … Because two things can be true at one time. If you scroll through your timeline as much as I do, I’m sure you’ve come across the saying: You were not born to just pay bills and die. Not sure who said it first, but it’s … Continue reading MONEY OVER EVERYTHING?