Hood PTSD: This Sh*t Ain’t Healthy, Y’all

This shit ain’t healthy or normal, y’all. And dealing with it, reconciling it mentally contributes to your hood PTSD.

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“He’s Ain’t Gone Change, Sis!”

That job, that man, your momma and your daddy, your pastor and the congregation, whatever the person or situation ... AIN'T GONE CHANGE, SIS!

Why Kodak Black is Important (Noooo, but For Real Though)

I know, I know, you clicked on this blog to check on my mental health and to make sure I’m not high, right? But before you call the men in the white an with the straight jackets, hear me out for a few minutes ... please ... I promise, the discussion is at least worth … Continue reading Why Kodak Black is Important (Noooo, but For Real Though)

Don’t Let ‘Em Kill Your Vibe

It was a wild week, yall! I finished last week’s blog; Posted it; Did a little meditation; Centered myself; Listened to some vibey ass tunes on the way to work. I was in a good space … A really good space … I was primed, ready, and centered. And then … I let someone knock … Continue reading Don’t Let ‘Em Kill Your Vibe

Who I am – VS – Who I Want to Be

Have you ever consciously reinvented yourself? Not in a gradual way like we do as we age and mature though. What I’m talking about is literally sitting yourself down and saying, “Girl! Yes, you girl over there in the mirror. It’s time for a change.” I have. And I’m about to do it again. Why? … Continue reading Who I am – VS – Who I Want to Be

I Ain’t No Punk B****!

I’ve had a hell of a two weeks, y’all! *fake faints to add a little drama to that statement. Now, I won’t bore you with the details of the shenanigans I had to endure, because the important part of this story is that I’ve been drowning in a sea of insurance companies, car salesmen, and … Continue reading I Ain’t No Punk B****!

I’m a Fat Chick

I’m fat.  Maybe not fat af.  But I definitely have to buy new jeans every few months because my thighs rubbing together thins the fabric.  And I definitely make sure my bra sits far enough on my back to keep my back fat contained ...  And I definitely have to push my boobs down to … Continue reading I’m a Fat Chick

Your Ancestors are Watching!

My paternal grandmother was an amazingly creative woman who had a hand for calligraphy and making pottery. Her sister was an incredible baker, who would construct beautiful, multi layered cakes with intricate decorations … from scratch! My maternal uncle was a wonderful artist, a master of charcoals and pencils.

Bringing in the New Year Unhappy?!

I had a hell of a year!  I completed a development program.  Applied for some grants.  Made a lot of art (who would have thunk it). Got this blog up and running.  And just passed the first part of a 3 part exam, which was one of the hardest things I’ve done in a long … Continue reading Bringing in the New Year Unhappy?!

The LadyWrites82 is FALLING OFF!

I fell off y'all. I've been crazy busy and I fell off. And what I've learned during these last 14 days that I failed to grace you with my presence ... is that I need y'all just as much as y'all need ... well at least enjoy hearing from me. You see, I let the … Continue reading The LadyWrites82 is FALLING OFF!