Thankful AF! Redemption Song

I’ve been a horrible friend. I’ve betrayed people who trusted me. I’ve broken hearts unapologetically. I’ve hurt people who showed me nothing but kindness. Yes. Me. I did those things.

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TheLadyWrites82 Presents: The People Series — Episode 3: Men are Just Tall Boys … and That’s OK

I used to think men were some sort of secret maze. But then I had a son … And I realized that they are just really tall, little boys with a range of emotions and experiences layered atop. Now, I don’t mean that in any demeaning sense, but simply that they are more vulnerable and … Continue reading TheLadyWrites82 Presents: The People Series — Episode 3: Men are Just Tall Boys … and That’s OK

Dear Summer: Put your Clothes on and Get Out … We Had Our Run but it’s Over

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

Watch Your Mouth Before I Block You!

“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.

Giving the Medicine with the Candy: Unwinding Azealia Banks and this “Wild ‘n Out” Fiasco

Le sigh … Azealia … Banks … Double Le sigh! Why the respiratory distress about this young lady? Because I have a love/”hate” thing going with Ms. Banks. I love that she marches to the beat of her own symphony. But I cannot stand some of the things that come out of her mouth … … Continue reading Giving the Medicine with the Candy: Unwinding Azealia Banks and this “Wild ‘n Out” Fiasco

Giving the Medicine with the Candy: The Nicki Vs. Safaree Edition – A.K.A – “But, you chose her, bro!”

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!”

Peace Begins Where Expectations End

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

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!

F*&$ IT! I’m an “Angry Black Woman”

You see, black women are arguably the most educated group in the US … but are definitely the most undervalued.

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?