I remember my first internship. I’d waited until the last minute (senior year) to apply for what was a prerequisite to graduation. I had my reasons/excuses (working several part-time jobs/assuming my student newspaper job would do/adviser avoidance) but the fact remained: I couldn’t graduate without an internship. So I applied and landed one at the … Continue reading Five Ways to Fail an Internship (and How to Avoid Them)
It's been a long time, but the recent presidential (and other!) election compels me. I went to school for journalism way back in *werhiowereorwer* what? Can you hear me? OK, cool* and back then we learned that journalists don't share their political leanings. Although I've moved into the women's lifestyle space, it's a bad habit … Continue reading All the election result articles that should have gone up today
This isn't my usual style, so if you're expecting one of my parenting rants or #BlackLivesMatter type subject matter, come back later. But i've been ever so inspired by Beyonce's surprise single Formation that I couldn't let the masses go without knowing how THEY measure up in the real world based on the scale she … Continue reading A definitive guide of your lovemaking skills based on where you went to eat last night
I have two shoe box-sized gift boxes stacked neatly in my office on the ledge that would house pillows if I were the type of person who would buy window nook pillows instead of just talking about buying window nook pillows. Mostly, they sit there, untouched. And every now and then, something may get tossed … Continue reading When no shoe box in the world is big enough to hold your memories
I've been a member of tons of online groups. Facebook groups, online forums, ranging from everything from pets to parenting. Honestly, I've seen it ALL. I've seen members share personal life details they've never before had the courage to do more than think about. And I've seen group members "outed" to their families by fellow … Continue reading Why I quit an online parenting group
I'm not sure when I became this person. This person who avoids danger at all costs (except for speeding, and is that really dangerous? I've driven on the Autobahn for goodness sake). This person who delves into a story about a woman who is beheaded by her husband but shies away from a post about … Continue reading Why I can’t read “sad kid” stories anymore
One day, my husband I will have to change our children's reality about what it means to be black before someone does it for us. And I dread that day.
In just a few days, I'll be attending my first-ever BlogHer Convention. And I am nearly exploding with how excited I am. Sure, I'm excited about the prospect of meeting tons of new people and visiting New York for only the second time in my life and meeting some super-cool bloggers that I've only ever … Continue reading AHHH!! I’m speaking (kind of) at this year’s BlogHer!
If you're from the South (and even if you're not), you've likely heard the saying, "The Devil is a lie and the truth is not in him." Well, I'm taking it step further. Not only is he a lie, he is BUSY and has without a doubt had a hand in creating some of the … Continue reading 17 everyday things the devil must have had a hand in creating
Next week, my grandmother will be 80 years old. So last week, I went to Mississippi to help her celebrate. And instead of a map, I let food dictate my time there. I flew into the Memphis airport and started my journey there. First stop, Central BBQ in Midtown Memphis. Neither me nor my sister … Continue reading Sweet Home … Mississippi