spider spirit animal: weaving my reality

In embracing my shadow self,  I’ve acknowledged that there is as much power in my darkness as there is in my light which both form my highest self. During this time of remembrance and reform, the black spider has been my power animal watching over me, inspiring me with the intricate creativity of her web.

unshackled

… I am not meant to be a slave. I am not meant to be anyone’s subordinate. I am not meant to take orders from anyone whose as enslaved as I. I am not meant to respect hierarchies, ignoring the fallacies of those “in power.” I am not meant to be satisfied with earning a…

a soul divided

I feel like I’m always doing the most. Trying to be the perfect role model, the ideal dating material, the politically correct writer, the consistent mentee, the most badass revolutionary, the considerate sister and the greatest friend. I’m fucking exhausted. I feel like I don’t even know who I am sometimes because I’m so goddamn…

a mindfulness reading list (pdf’s included)

I FUCKING LOVE TO READ! I’m a huge book nerd, I always say that my library is more important than my wardrobe and I stand by that statement forever. The books I read often reflect the moments I’m going through in my life. If I yearn for some romance, I usually cuddle with a romance novel instead…

OITNB got Dominicans ALL FUCKED UP

          So let me start off by saying that I truly appreciate Orange is the New Black. I love the cutting-edge narratives and their intersectional approach, the unfolding of the prison industrial complex and its atrocities and, of course, the tremendously talented actresses who make up the cast of this witty…

birth control (system) pt1

               Birth control is defined as the intentional practice of preventing unwanted pregnancies typically by use of contraception. The history of birth control is tough but beautiful and diverse. Thousands of methods, ranging from inserting crocodile dung into the vagina to tying raccoon testicles to the body, have been…

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,…

wtf is good hair?

       From as early as I can remember, society has been arguing about the varying levels of hair politics. From discussing if perming is cultural appropriation to challenging the notion that women can’t rock a light caesar, hair has always stirred up controversy especially among communities of color. One of my favorites of all…