As first posted on mixedmag.co Cover art by @stacieswift Do you ever feel like you don’t deserve to be in certain spaces? I have a bad habit of appraising my worth from my years of experience (or lack thereof) and how much I don’t know compared to the rest of the people around me. I… Continue reading Imposter
As first seen on feministbookclub.com 🥰 Lately I have been feeling like I need to channel my inner wizard and make a miracle. 2020 has been filled with days where I was covered in a black veil. I’m referencing Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard by Echo Brown, released earlier this… Continue reading Feminism is Wizardry
My article as posted first on The Black Girl Archives 🥰 I am a Black woman and I have internalized a lot of messages about mental health from society and my family. Growing up, I was surrounded by strong Black women that I aspired to be. I really drew on that strength. From their love,… Continue reading The Shared Trauma in Black Women & Mental Health
I’m not sure why I like reading books about trauma, why we all like reading, watching, consuming trauma. Maybe trauma is really what connects us as humans, suffering. I was drawn to another book about trauma, She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb. For a man, he writes a good coming of age story by a… Continue reading She’s Come Undone: Falling apart
Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Layman
I’m feeling heavy y’all, like I don’t know what to do. I know this blog is primarily about books and writing, but I would be remised if I didn’t share what has been on my heart lately. I am grateful at the attempt to shed light on what the media refuses to cover: how the… Continue reading Heavy
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?