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Brown Girl Blues
During my junior year of college, these words came to me. I was tired of feeling alone and in the dumps about things I couldn't change, but learned to appreciate. Despite the detrimental factors that come with being a person of color, I'm always reminded how powerful it is to be black. Melanin is a beautiful thing. I want everyone to remember that it's important to love yourself and where you come from! The hardness of the world should never allow you to stop being soft and kind with yourself. I left my campus on a three hour ride to the city for a weekend and before taking the bus back home, I stopped in a bar that had an open mic night going on, so I put my name on the list to perform this. Dedicated to every black girl who might feel blue at times, you are not alone.
For My Mother
I used to think that after every heartbreak, my mom would judge me. She's been married to my dad for 32 years now, and their bond is one that I've always admired. I used to feel ashamed at the way I'd let the boys of this generation treat me, because I knew what respect was. I grew up on true love and respect. I witnessed it since I was a baby. I was raised on the principles of loyalty and being treated like a queen, something no one has ever offered me.
An Unwavering Commitment
The flickering candle mocked Romario as he sat by his lonesome around the dinner table. The overhead kitchen lights had been completely shut off for the past hour. It was the ninth time in three weeks that he'd been forced to eat dinner alone. After carving through the lamb chop on his plate, he put the utensils down and sighed heavily, exhaling his every negative thought. He debated on calling his wife of six months, but it was useless—as she always seemed too busy or distracted to hold a conversation. Her tardiness began to bug him by the second as he shoved his plate further away from him, colliding it with the six ounce candle jar.
Giving You ALL the Tea
Let me give y'all the tea, sugar! It all started one evening when I came across a number of MUA's, nail technicians, hair stylists, real estate agents, boutique owners, and traders. "Sheesh! I see so many young, women, especially women of color getting to their bags!" I can't even tell you how many Black owned businesses I tapped into after witnessing quality brands and services! At one point in early 2020, I said to myself, "You know what? I want to sell something too. I want to love it though!"
Achieve TranquiliTEA During a National Crisis
Growing up in a Jamaican household urged me to remain as natural as possible when it came to my food and drink intake. “Daddy! I have a stomachache!”
An Ode to the GOATS: Creating HERstory
Black women? Top tier, let's start there. Everything we do serves a purpose, we can never come close to being worthless. I grew up listening to Biggie, Tupac, Busta, Ja Rule, Ludacris, Snoop, and 50—men who always brought something new to the table with rhymes that were clean and crispy.
On a bright Tuesday afternoon, he rolled his eyes, ready to embrace yet another disappointing day of life. Davis Gene made his way through the front door of the apartment, leaving behind the steps that mocked him on his way out. He glanced at his vehicle, a Honda Civic that had been sitting in the same spot for months ever since it became impossible for him to land a job. He drew in a long, frustrated breath as he walked along Chambers Street to the nearest Starbucks, because anything was better than sitting at home, waiting for an opportunity to get a come up as an Instagram phenomenon. Plus, ever since his mother passed away from breast cancer four years prior, he never forgave himself for wasting his time.
I grew up with a heart for the arts. After being exposed to an array of creative work at a young age, I decided to always make sure that no matter what, I'd hold onto my creativity. Whenever I was asked what I wanted to be growing up, I'd always say, "Actress, singer, dancer, and writer!" Realistically, I never saw myself fully pursuing a dance career, but the other three have become my soulmates.