Why being a Christmas Grinch really isn’t all that bad

I always make it a point whenever I'm dating someone to let them know my thoughts on holiday gift-giving beforehand. If we're in a very new exclusive relationship, gifts are totally up to us and how we're feeling. Maybe we'll get each other something light, or maybe we'll choose to pass so that we can …

How ‘insecure’ can we be?

Thanks to filmmaker Issa Rae, Insecure has emerged as a go-to show that I love for its accuracy on millennials, relationships, and especially current black culture. We see the protagonist trying to find herself while battling woes of many 20-somethings: excelling in her career, being at odds with her best friends, finding a place in …

Settling for Less

Plenty of times as a woman in my later-20s, my friends and I have the scary talk about settling with our love lives. I have heard my friends mention or complain or try to understand the universe's will. Maybe it depends overall on our career choices, or where we are physically in our lives. We see others and their …

Who Gets the Last Laugh

For the past 12 years I have been -- very openly -- sending negative vibes to the celebrity pair of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, also known as power couple "Brangelina." I've stated it many times before, but I'm just not a fan of infidelity in a family setting, as marriage or having kids with one …

I’m Not Your Other Woman

Being the other woman is bullshit. It's bullshit because you're better than that and you never even asked for it. But isn't that how it always goes? Some dateship, courtship, relationship with a guy who you didn't really see having anything, minding your own business and then he approaches you with his testosterone blah-blah-bullshit and …