Standing Up For Others vs Fighting Battles for Others

“That’s so offensive!” How many times have we seen cries of offense being made by the person or group of people who are not the target of offense? Claims of appropriation of culture from others not from that culture. Accusations of thoughtless insensitivity from others not involved. For example, amid all the lockdowns and thenContinue reading “Standing Up For Others vs Fighting Battles for Others”

Be Careful, But Don’t Overthink!

This is something I’m still personally working on. It’s more than being indecisive about where to park in an empty parking lot, or choosing something to eat from a decked out menu in a restaurant. It’s walking the fine line between caution and recklessness. It applies to so many aspects of life. For example, rightContinue reading “Be Careful, But Don’t Overthink!”

My First At Home Relaxer

I bit the bullet and did my own relaxer at home, thanks to COVID-19. I mainly did it to encourage my sister to do hers as well in support and solidarity. We were both pretty nervous about doing it even after watching different YouTube tutorials and tips, but she was way more nervous than IContinue reading “My First At Home Relaxer”

Racial Attraction

One day, a little while ago, while I was browsing around the internet minding my own business, a headline caught my eye about actress Issa Rae catching the ire and wrath of Black Twitter. Apparently, she made a statement about her fellow black sistas not being appealing to people of different races. Honestly, I hadContinue reading “Racial Attraction”

The Serenity Prayer

If ever there was a time when people needed reassurance, there is no better time than right now. These are some scary times. Full of uncertainty, fear, and judgement. It’s easy to say don’t panic, but how to you practice not-panicking? Here is my trick. I repeat this little prayer/saying/mantra whenever I’m faced with panicContinue reading “The Serenity Prayer”