Young, black, & educated: College & beyond

All my life, I’ve attended primarily white schools, and every seemingly simple task — from juggling classes and teachers and finding a friend group, to joining clubs and organizations that are a good fit — had a similar obstacle: entering spaces that have a smaller black population. The majority always has a preconceived notion of …

10 Years Later…And Where Am I?

Class reunions have entered a new mold in society. Specifically high school reunions. During my parents' time, it was the event to show off who you've become and to brag about who you've married -- maybe your high school sweetheart or someone else new to the mix. But it was definitely a party no one …

Still in Hell: High School

High school was an interesting time for me. I was still trying to find my identity. Between being a nerd, an occasional teacher's pet, and plans on how I was going to take over the world, boys never seriously ventured into my mind. Well, until I started to get a little attention. I was a …