I gave up trying to be strong, perfect, steadfast. I realized that I could not...– from my newest essay @ Essence.com, “Killing Superwoman.“
don't you know?
dear student (an apology) and it’s not your fault fucked up and thirteen i mistook your pain as attitude misread you and flashed righteous like you should know better we did not get it raised voices spit pain and accusations in mixed-up directions but it’s not your fault you didn’t know i expected so much wanted you to carry us deep into the future wanted you to live for all those that...
In order to be a true revolutionary, you must understand love. Love, sacrifice,...– Sonia Sanchez from Black Women Writers at Work
somebody tell steve harvey to shut the f*ck up
A lady called in to ask the guest stylist a hair related question. As part of her question she mentions she is natural and wears her hair twisted and untwisted for the crinkled look. She wanted to know how to keep her hair from breaking and how to keep it moisturized. The guest stylist then proceeds to give her a product recommendation (from the line he was representing, Soft Sheen). Steve...
i am a poet, somedays. this is a work in progress. don’t bite. ~~ word play i. “duplicitous,” he said rolling around in his mouth like an aged pinot “I like men who speak full throated, gruff,” she insisted he listened wondering if he fit curled inside her. ii. inside her a puzzle he wanted badly to crack the buttress her...
Jo Nubian →
This post hit me up side the head and made me realize (again) how powerful vulnerability can be. I was changed, really. Read it and you’ll see…Patriarchy Damages Men (and women) Too…
this side of the wall →
i know, i know…it’s kinda vain to say your fav site is your own, but if i don’t shout myself out, who will? (oh, you? cool!). anyway, this is where i blog, long-form about life, music, parenting, teaching, and a little of everything else.
I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am...– James Baldwin