Word Enthusiast. Lover of Life.
Unapologetically Awkward Black Queen.
I write from my experiences.
- Second Place in The Remarkably Real Challenge
The Real(Her)Hair Second Place in The Remarkably Real Challenge
The Girl of 1,000 looks "Well if it isn't the girl of 1,000 looks," he'd announce with amusement. This greeting came at the start of every shift, as I strutted into the bar sporting a new hairstyle. While 1,000 looks was considerably generous, I was no stranger to the overnight walla-magic of my Black hair. Faux locs, platinum gray knotless braids, Peruvian curly or body wave, I rocked them all.
Ohio is for Lovers... Food Lovers
It never fails that within some random sitcom or movie classic there some reference to an unimportant character from Ohio. Sometimes it is the friend or colleague of a character. Other times it is a recurring character. Some even go as specific as to call out cities, Cleveland has proven to be a crowd favorite.
Chelsea Loves Yoga
They say that it's hard to be what you cannot see. Admittedly the old adage is slightly ablest, but definitively ingenious when it comes to describing the moment you see yourself in the work of others. Because up until that moment when you're able to see even a fraction of what you've been dreaming of you feel that fire.
Fat, hot tears swelled the windows to her soul. They hung to the peak of her cheekbones until they sauntered down to the crease of her smile. The release felt poetic as the rain softly raced down the windowpane. The sunned street outside formed a breathy mist. The flowers lining the brick sidewalk waltz with the raindrops.
"Ladies, listen." Erykah Badu opens the track on Sprite adorned turntables, beckoning her fellow femcees to spit their truth during the BET Hip Hop Awards 20, Ladies First Cypher. The sponsorship from the popular soft drink brand is all too fitting as the cypher demands its audience to, "obey your thirst" for these iconic Black women in music.
- First Place in Cookie Swap Challenge
Santa is Lactose IntolerantFirst Place in Cookie Swap Challenge
When you type 'Santa's favorite cookie' into Google you will find a myriad of recipes to baking a delicately goldened, moist, sugar cookie adorned with milk chocolate candy shaded ruby red and green sapphire. You know the kind... the kind of cookie that smells like chestnuts roasting on an open fire. The kind of cookie that while baking sounds like the giggle of children dancing in the snow. The kind of cookie that allows you to taste the physical manifestation of Christmas in your mouth. Festively dressed and designed to be Santa's own personal brand of Red Bull during his most crucial hour of need... the Eve of Christmas.