Recommendations

Books to Get Your Life Together

During these times of social distancing, I wanted to share some book recommendations you can read/listen to during your time spent at home. Let me know if you have read any of the books and we can start a virtual book club among strangers! Now is as good a time to work on yourself while… Continue reading Books to Get Your Life Together

Book thoughts

Until Someone Slips on a Banana Peel

There is no doubt that Amy Poehler is hilarious, and not even in the sense that she’s hilarious for a woman. I enjoy a lot of her work and writing. Except Parks and Rec. You’ve heard me ramble about my thoughts about The Office. Although I feel like I would enjoy Parks and Rec more… Continue reading Until Someone Slips on a Banana Peel

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How I Jeopardize My Feminist Card Every Time

Masculinity as a sociological concept is so fascinating to me, but when it’s intersected by race, I’m even more fascinated. And I’m black, so I’m specifically talking about black masculinity. I’m fascinated for two reasons: because I’m attracted to men (and they suck) and because I’m affected by patriarchy (and that sucks too). But you… Continue reading How I Jeopardize My Feminist Card Every Time

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Coffee Will Make You Black and Womanish

I’ve written before about how growing up, I was not happy with being black. When I look back on how I thought of myself and the messages I internalized, I am sad and ashamed. Occasionally, I may revert to those awful thoughts, but it’s gotten a lot better. It’s funny (it’s actually not funny). As… Continue reading Coffee Will Make You Black and Womanish

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The Perfect Passive Aggressive Phrase For Every Occasion

Nikki Haley’s book, With All Due Respect: Defending America With Grit and Grace, is an adventure over enemy lines that has been quite fascinating. Lately, I have been reading books written by “people on the left” analyzing conservative extremism and Trump supporters, but I have dabbled in reading books directly from prominent conservatives, and Nikki… Continue reading The Perfect Passive Aggressive Phrase For Every Occasion