Geeky Girl Guide to a Trendy Con

  Recently, I was asked to be a VIP influencer for the Natural Hair and Health Expo. I've been wanting to attend for a while, but I had a lot of hesitations. I've only been natural for a few years, and even so I still get my hair straightened. I can barely do my own … Continue reading Geeky Girl Guide to a Trendy Con

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12 Tips for the Anxious or Introverted Activist

activism for introverts or depressed or anxious

Being introverted or dealing with anxiety and depression doesn't mean that you can't make a difference after what has been an insane year for political activism. One of the coolest things I discovered is text banking, where you're assigned a certain number of phone numbers and you use a platform to text them individually. You … Continue reading 12 Tips for the Anxious or Introverted Activist

Holidays: When You’re Forced to be Grateful

There are a lot of things going on in my life that suck. Yes, it's become sort of a joke that 2016 has felt like the worst year ever, because we've lost a lot of iconic people. We had a terrible presidential election season that seemed almost comical but was painfully real. But on a … Continue reading Holidays: When You’re Forced to be Grateful

Why a Great Job Is the Best Kind of Relationship

I don't care what anyone says, there are times where you should just take a break from writing, even if writing is your job. These past few months have been one of those times. After following the strict but sage advice of one of my writing mentors, Linda Formichelli, I read her book "Commit." Unfortunately, … Continue reading Why a Great Job Is the Best Kind of Relationship

I’m a Southern Black Woman & I Hate “Formation”

Yesterday morning, I was taking a shower thinking about Beyonce. Don't get any crazy ideas. I was daydreaming about some inconceivable moment where she and I were in New York at the same time. I did something nice for her without realizing it - tackling a purse snatcher or some such nonsense. (Because, you know, … Continue reading I’m a Southern Black Woman & I Hate “Formation”