“The Vanishing Half” is a Must Read

Hey y’all! I have been hearing about “The Vanishing Half” for a while now. It was written by Brit Bennett and I have heard nothing but great things about it. In fact, it is going to be a film adaptation of it in the near future. It involves the subject of passing, which is whenContinue reading ““The Vanishing Half” is a Must Read”

Is “Ace of Spades” Worth the Hype?

Hey y’all! I have recently finished the book, Ace if Spades, by English author Farida Abike-Iyimide. This dark academia/Thriller book is actually her novel debut. It’s legit a cross between Gossip Girl and the movie Get Out. This book has always been on my radar for like a few months now and when one ofContinue reading “Is “Ace of Spades” Worth the Hype?”

Breaking the Cycle

Hey y’all! I was listening to a video on Instagram earlier today and it was from Funky Dineva and he was talking about black people having to unlearn certain behaviors to break generational curses. What is a generational curse? It is the cumulative effect on a person of things that their ancestors did, believed, orContinue reading “Breaking the Cycle”

Ugly Words

Hey y’all! Boy oh boy! Things are so crazy right now. I just had an experience recently that I’ve never had to deal with. Something happened at work that I definitely was not expecting, especially with it being the week of inauguration and MLK Day. To give a little background, I teach. I teach EnglishContinue reading “Ugly Words”

We’re Not Superwomen

Hey y’all! Ive been wanting to write this post for a while and I don’t know…I guess I was worried about what people would say but honestly, I have to be real. So I’m not one of those angry black women who’s like mad ALL THE TIME (they are out there) but something does irkContinue reading “We’re Not Superwomen”

What’s the Color of Beauty?

Hey y’all! Remember when I said colorism was a topic for another day? Well that day has finally come!  Colorism is when you discriminate based on skin color. Someone with a lighter complexion is considered to be more beautiful or valuable than someone with dark skin. It’s like racism’s close relative. It started back during slavery.Continue reading “What’s the Color of Beauty?”

The Elephant in the Room

Hey y’all! I actually planned on writing my post on my first year teaching but it will just have to wait until next week. I honestly didn’t really want to write this post but I just have some stuff I need to get off my chest. Again, not trying to start trouble or whatever andContinue reading “The Elephant in the Room”