5 Questions Twin Moms Are Tired of Answering

Twins are an anomaly. They seem other worldly or magical. Some cultures even worship and revere twins. When I was a child, I wished to be a twin and often talked to my reflection in the mirror and pretended that was my twin. Her name was Denise, which is my middle name. As fate would have... Continue Reading →

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Hella Expectations: The Modern Black Woman and Age Old Themes

The second season of HBO’s Insecure was filled with thought provoking plot twists that left the audience feeling just as insecure as the characters. Issa Rae, the producer and writer, has done an excellent job of presenting these issues through her characters without preaching. The audience is allowed to create his or her individual opinion.... Continue Reading →

J. Cole’s “Neighbors” Just Hit Home for Me

THE FOLLOWING BLOG IS ABOUT AN INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED THIS PAST SUMMER. I WAS SO EMOTIONAL THAT I COULDN'T RELEASE IT UNTIL NOW. LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS. “Perception is reality,” she whispered as she narrowed her eyes and made eye contact with each student. Ms. Anglin was my favorite teacher in school because she... Continue Reading →

Magical Thinking and the Magical Black Girl #InsecureHBO #HellaQuestions

My ancestors were enslaved. Enslaved people were taught to believe that slavery was their place. They were supposed to be owned by White people, but their situation was not entirely hopeless because of one of the most dangerous words in the English language. IF. If they were good, obedient slaves, then they should go to... Continue Reading →

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