Take a Knee or Flee

I don’t know much about football or any sport at that. This should get your attention. Now you see where I’m going with this, right? Lately, amidst the unexpected announcement of  Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy and Cardi B’s major career milestone as a female rap artist. There’s been some serious shit going on in the country….

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…

Accepting love gained and love lost…

Tony CiampaThis is me moving on. This is me accepting the ache of missing you. This is me waking up every single day and tackling the street corners we walked upon, the corner coffee shops we ate at, the sheets we wrapped ourselves in at night. This is me waking up every single day, aware… via…

Imagine Me

She dances like a pro. every move so perfectly captivating and precise, without missing a beat. Her words are like art etched on to a easel, each word connecting to one another. The words brightly vivid, brought to life with each expressive word. When she speaks, her voice is commanding, presenting strength in each ‘a’…

Yearning to discover my purpose in life

I Look to the future, endlessly hoping and praying the current state I reside in is only temporary. The hopes and dreams I once undoubtedly believed in are now ridiculed with pessimism, fear of rejection, thoughts of failure. I feel myself existing, but existing without an identified purpose. Am I really here? On this earth?…

Will I…

Will the thought of me descend from your mind slowly disspating into a faded, distant memory? Will the eyes that once gazed at me in adoration, alter its direction and no longer view me in the same light? Will the words of a hopeful mended friendship transition into a long forgotten  meaningless statement which barely…

Attention Natural hair Novices and Skeptics, Please Read!

Clarke Sanders1. Extensions don’t mean that I don’t love my natural hair or myself. The first time that I was faced with this perspective was in Missouri when a girl asked me if I did not like myself since she rarely got to see my “real” hair. I will admit, I was caught off guard.… via…

No Best Friend Zone

Smiling faces, tight hugs and passionately written captions, hashtagged #Bestie #BestBitch #BFF are just daily reminders of where I fall short in life, a best friend. I’ve never been a certified loner or the extremely introverted weird kid that creepily sits in the back of the class room friendless. while growing up I always welcomed…