Yes, I’m a black woman, but stop asking if I cook

Just because I'm a woman doesn't mean that I'm supposed to adhere to your standards. Just because I'm a black woman doesn't mean that I'm supposed to adhere to your standards and make a swine-filled meal of pigs' feet and ham hocks like we're still on a southern plantation. (If you don't know what these … Continue reading Yes, I’m a black woman, but stop asking if I cook

Girls are ‘the devil’: Mommas’ boys

We treat our sons like princes. But sometimes, they have the tendency to be the men of the house. From the time they come out of the womb. OK, maybe not that soon, but not much longer afterwards. Pretty much when we realize that their fathers are dead-beats or just not the right type of … Continue reading Girls are ‘the devil’: Mommas’ boys

When your partner isn’t black; he’s O.J.

Having a "woke" partner is a necessity. At least for me it is. For starters, let's address my first issue: I truly dislike the word "woke." People who claim to be "woke" aren't really "woke." If you were smart enough, you wouldn't have to announce it to the world. It's as if you're trying to … Continue reading When your partner isn’t black; he’s O.J.

Black women ripping the runway — and your exotic fetish

This season, I had the opportunity to work on a couple of fashion shows for New York Fashion Week. (Shoutout to the guy I dated who never thought that I could be in the fashion industry.) Apart from the tedious tasks of making sure that the clothing was in pristine condition with no loose threads, … Continue reading Black women ripping the runway — and your exotic fetish

Finding inner security: A recap of ‘Insecure’ finale

First, let's address the elephant in the room: I am not fond of this modern version of what are considered "full" seasons. With many shows that currently follow this trend, they only consist of about 10 episodes with a new one being aired each week. Insecure, on the other hand, only has eight episodes to … Continue reading Finding inner security: A recap of ‘Insecure’ finale