Royal wedding: Reasons why I didn’t wake up early to watch

I didn't care much for the royal wedding — as in: I didn't care to follow the news on how things were progressing before the wedding, I didn't care about how the couple met, I didn't even care enough to actually WATCH the wedding when it was happening. First, I wasn't the one marrying Prince …

Unforgivable blackness: Twitter vs. Tiffany Haddish

As black women, we are doomed to walk the very fine line between being vocal and loud, stern and abrasive, and carefree and “ghetto.” It’s disappointing when the very group you identify with is the same group that tries to knock you down, but, unfortunately, it’s not surprising. This has happened again and again to …

homeward-bound: life transcending after death

My legacy is not just for myself, but will carry on for my children and their children. Something future generations can carry on and claim as their own. A few weeks ago, I visited a more conservative Baptist church than where I’d normally attend. It was the stereotypical Easter-type sermon but before Resurrection Sunday: The …

Finding a sense of self: 30 things I’d tell the girlhood me

Initially, turning 30 jarred me. As a kid, there were so many things I wanted to accomplish by this major milestone. So many things I wanted to see and do. It was nearly like a mythical world or another realm of life that I tangibly couldn't plan, but I just had so many expectations that …

Stop calling us crazy: Black women and mental health

I remember the first time I truly realized that something wasn't right. I always had some issues before of feeling alone and obsessing over the little things. Then, as I got older, I noticed that they weren't necessarily normal feelings, but also that not many people displayed "normal" behavior. The first time I asked my …