Carpe diem!

I think I know the moment I became disconnected with myself. While residing in Buffalo, I allowed myself to settle for any mediocre job opportunity that was at hand, for the sake of making ends meet. I hated every second of each temp job I attained. During this time I allowed other people-employers-to look at…

Angel in Disguise 

I don’t think I’ve ever considered this as possibility, but I’m truly convinced that sometimes God purposely sends real life guardian angels to protect and watch over us. Today, I had one of the most heartfelt and genuine conversations with my cab driver in Buffalo. She’s not my personal chaffeaur or anything, but I can…

What’s the rush?

It’s been 4 months since I’ve officially returned home to the Bronx. As I spend countless days and nights updating my resumes; editing cover letters and refreshing my email only to face constant rejections. Life on a whole, meaning outside of my own personally developed bubble is passing me by. And now, looking 4/5 months ahead…

Humanity rises above all

09/11 On a day like this it seems appropriate to write about, discuss, show or share Sympathy.  Which ever medium you choose, it’s still a credible act. In the midst of all the natural disasters our not-so-happy mother nature plagues upon us. She’s reminding us not just female/male, black/white, hispanic/asian but  (humankind) on a whole…

The AfroPunk Experience: Live in your truth

Leikeli47 performing at AfroPunk17 This post is long overdue, but it’s better now than never, right? When it comes to AfroPunk, a few things come to mind: Eclectic fashion Black culture Music Afros Natural hair/braids Unity Platfroms Free spirits Diversity Punk rockers & Of course a whole lot of “BK love” Personally,  after experiencing AfroPunk for…

Friendships never die, unless you want them to

Sitting across the dining table at BBQ’s from two of my middle school best friends (just a small percentage of our larger girl group) made me realize although life changes in ways we sometimes hardly ever imagine or expect them to, certain things remain intact. I haven’t seen these two beautiful women with the exception…

A long overdue Thank you

Thank you for holding my hand during moments I pulled away Thank you for reaching for a kiss even when I stubbornly resisted the urge to feel the warmth of your love Thank you for pulling me close and embracing every flaw and fault even when I  refused and pulled away from you Thank you…

“It doesn’t even matter”

It doesn’t matter how good your sex is It doesn’t matter how strong your head game is It doesn’t matter when and how much you say you love him and text/call to prove how much you care Once a man’s interest in you has faded, he’ll be moving on to the next one and you’re…

Bitch, sit down. Be selfish!

1. Devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others. (Dictionary.com) Dear reader, I’m not trying to offend anyone by citing the dictionary.com definition of selfish. I’m sure you offhand know  what it means or at best are knowledgeable enough to describe it. I just…

Brothers Lessons

As a child, you teased me making sure my skin was tough enough for the cruel world and mean kids. As a child, you showed me the definition of unconditional love. As a child, it was you who taught me to fight with my hands, making sure I protected myself at all times. Protect myself…

A Naturalistas Plea- Sometimes growing is the hardest thing to do

Throughout my entire life, I don’t think I’ve ever had a more infuriating love/hate relationship similar to the one I have with you.  For years I’ve tended to your needs, by helping you get rid of the excess stress and damage when needed. Mainly because I thought this would be the new, fresh start you…

“If I ruled the world” America’s Youth Edition 

Recently I’ve been on an obsessive binge watching spree of Radio interviews. I have this urge to be educated by the latest media coverage, podcasts, blogs, documentaries and interviews. Whichever source has some vital points and topics of interest, I’m all eyes and ears. At this stage in my life I’m beginning to realize the…