On Some Girl GANG, GANG Shyt!

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!

Our Babies are Watching … But What are We Showing Them?

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?

“CRAZY” in LOVE!!!!

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!!!!

Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Don’t Choke on that Lie!

I’m a writer, so I tell stories. But at the beginning of this journey of getting my shit together, I made a promise to myself that I was going to tell the TRUTH … at all times … no matter what. I felt so strongly about it that I even got the word tatted on … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Don’t Choke on that Lie!

Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Self-Care 101

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you’re doing it because you want to. This is YOUR TIME and because we don’t get a lot of it, it’s important that you enjoy yourself and give yourself time to recharge.

Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Boss Up, But Relax, Bihh — YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED!

But I think this procrastination; this lack of motivation; the excuses for why we can’t do the things we want are just lies we’re telling ourselves because we’re afraid. We’re afraid of our potential, afraid of not being successful, falling on our faces, looking stupid in front of other people.

Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Hi! My Name is Erin and I’m Judgmental AF

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

Getting My &*#@ Together Series: I Can’t Takes This Pain Anymore!

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!

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