An important conversation happening more prominently today is the one about mental health and May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s no longer a belief of a divide between the crazy people and the normal people. I wonder how different the world would be if so many hurt people treated their mental health as well… Continue reading Who Is Allowed To Experience Trauma?
So I read this book, I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver. I haven’t read a YA book in a while (and by while I mean a few months). This one is definitely stereotypical easy read about basic high school life with an uncomplicated storyline. What sets it apart, though, is that the… Continue reading I Hope This Book Becomes Boring One Day
I like video games. I wouldn’t say I like video games as much as normal people who like video games, but I like them more than people who don’t like video games. They’re cool. I like playing (although I’m not very good) and watching other people play sometimes. Virtual reality is a whole other ball… Continue reading DuBois and Virtual Reality
Lately, books have been leaving me more confused about life than helping me to seek clarity. But I guess that is more of a sign of growth than anything. What I’m talking about today isn’t as profound as finding meaning in human connection, rather than division, as the books I have been reading lately have… Continue reading What Women Want
Warning: Contains spoilers for the novel Beneath the Attic by V.C. Andrews
I know one of my first post for the year was about setting my intention for this year and my word was expansion. I think setting intentions is a great concept that I would really like to follow in my life, but limiting my intention to just one word, or limiting my year to just… Continue reading What Source Are You Connecting To?
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
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
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
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