“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.
There’s a lesson to be learned in everything; every experience; every situation (hence the references to Cardi and social justice in this blog's title). And this week for me, was no exception. Let’s start by taking a trip down memory lane … *insert whimsical piano here to transition Anddddd go! I was in the 5th … Continue reading Let’s Talk! From Cardi B to Social Justice Warriors: Talk that Shit! And Live that Shit!
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!”
We spend a lot of time fighting against things that will never change. Why? Simply because we have hard time managing our expectations. More specifically, it's the expectations we have of other people WHEN IT’S BEEN REPEATEDLY DEMONSTRATED THAT THEY DON’T WANT TO OR ARE INCAPABLE OF MEETING THEM. I can’t count how many times … Continue reading Peace Begins Where Expectations End
We all know that we’re born alone and die alone, so while it’s not an outright necessity, it does help to have a gang of girlfriends behind you to help cheer you on. I mean how could you not get a much needed ego boost from a well-placed “yass, sis”; Or a good old “Come … Continue reading On Some Girl GANG, GANG Shyt!
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?