Minding my Business

                So I recently quit a perfectly decent, full-time, salaried job in order to actively pursue my actual creative pursuit of writing freelance and its been the most challenging decision I’ve ever had to make. Let’s just put it like this, I had to go through a series…

president trump: a spiritual analysis

           Donald J. Trump, 45th president of the United States, is truly going to make America great again… AND HE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW IT! In contemplating the results of the presidential election from a place of spirit, I’ve found a sense of peace with it all. Maybe America needed this Trump…

what (my) Darkness taught me about (my) Light

      Oh man has the struggle been real these last few months or what? HELL YES IT HAS! Living check to check in fear that I wouldn’t be able to sustain myself, exhausted at the judgement from unknowing souls who assumed I just needed to “try harder,” even going hungry because health consciousness…

feminism failed me: a womanist manifesto

I remember sitting across from my college advisor, eager to tell him the new major I’d chosen to specialize in. “Women’s studies,” I said with the enthusiasm of a child in a toy store. I was so excited to finally learn about my womanly identity after being a Criminal Justice major, bored with the overly…

how amerikkka profits from collective black fear

People of color are being killed everyday. The statistics will tell you they’re being killed by “natural causes” such as heart attack, diabetes and stroke, although these circumstances are often caused by the lack of access to healthy foods which people in urban neighborhoods often deal with for generations at a time. Some stats will…

on “giving it up”

            You ever notice that when we talk about a woman having sex, we often refer to the act as her “giving it up?” I can’t begin to tell you all the times I’ve been told to be careful “who I give it up to” or to be wary before…