A Lil Extra

One that will never leave you

The holidays are upon us and it’s that time of year where relationships are fraught… with our bodies. I got a gym membership because I wanted to be stronger, healthier, and build my endurance. I had been running, but I remembered how good I felt after I worked out when I went to the gym… Continue reading One that will never leave you

Book thoughts

Normal Black Girls Rock Too

Representation matters so much. Seeing art, success, and passion come from other black women makes me feel like I can do and create anything. I don’t feel so inadequate and insignificant when I see those who come before me doing great things (but it’s also just as important to see people who look like me… Continue reading Normal Black Girls Rock Too

Book thoughts

“Beauty was not simply something to behold; it was something one could do.”

Let me impress you with one of my high school summer reading list selections: The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison. This wasn’t actually required for me to read in high school. Who wants to read a book about the real suffering of a little black girl anyway? There aren’t any lessons to be learned and… Continue reading “Beauty was not simply something to behold; it was something one could do.”