Getting My &*#@ Together Series: An Addicts Story

She stumbled on my porch; slurring her words, and dang near foaming at the mouth. And while this may sound like an introduction to my next zombie thriller, I’m actually describing my Friday night. And this person I’m talking about is a friend of my neighbor. I compare her to a mosquito; she comes around … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: An Addicts Story

Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Dirty Water

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

Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Y’all Selfish AF?!?!?!

“I’m there for everyone else, but no one is there when I need them.” While those exact words may not have been used, I’ve seen this sentiment run across my timeline a lot in the last week. I guess it stuck out because I know how that feels … And apparently you guys do too. … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Y’all Selfish AF?!?!?!

I Am My Daughter’s Keeper! Women’s History Month from the Mouth of a Babe

When Black History Month came around this year I decided it would be best for the children to learn about what it means. They're four and six, however, so I asked the hubs where he thought I should begin. Quite a bit more reality based than I am, he said as a family we shouldn't … Continue reading I Am My Daughter’s Keeper! Women’s History Month from the Mouth of a Babe

My Hair Does NOT Define Me!

For my daughter … and all of the other little black women in training. After washing and blow drying my daughter’s hair yesterday evening, I asked her how she wanted to wear it. She told me she no longer wanted to wear her hair out in an “afro” because the other kids in school were … Continue reading My Hair Does NOT Define Me!