It's sad that we're almost at the end of 2018, and yet this issue of "light-skinned" vs "dark-skinned" is still alive and thriving. So much so that the ridiculous concept has been given a name. "Colorism". Alice Walker first coined this phrase in her 1983 book, "In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens" , where she defined … Continue reading My thoughts on “Colorism”
Transition: the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. All of us, at one point in time or another, have found ourselves in a state of transition. Some of these states of transition are by choice, others come from natural means, while others are unwillingly imposed upon us. I'm talking … Continue reading When Life is in Transition…
Truth: The true or actual state of a matter; truth to self; authenticity. We all have our own individual, unique, personal Truths. And I believe that we are meant to realize these various "Truths" in our own way, in our own time. They can't be rushed, nor can they be dictated, formed, or shaped by … Continue reading Finding Peace with your Truth
I’ve been thinking about life and how we all prefer to know precisely what to expect out of situations we find ourselves in, when we're going to succeed at whatever goal we're pursuing, or if we happen to be going through a tough time, when the tough time is going to end. But guess what? Life oftentimes has … Continue reading Understanding life’s lessons…
Institutional racism, racial profiling, classism, gender and sexual orientation discrimination, colorism- these are all constructed, yet irrefutable and substantive social issues that continue to follow us, from one generation to the next, with no apparent resolution or end in sight. And the thing is, not many people are willing to really talk about them. And when … Continue reading It’s time for “Real Talk”
Life is precious. It's not promised, and at times can be quite unpredictable. What I've learned is that some of the greatest moments in your life won’t necessarily be the things that you do; they will be the things that happen to you. Now, this doesn’t mean you can’t take action to affect the outcome … Continue reading Get rid of the clutter in your life
"Deep sigh"... So, let me preface this post by saying I wholly subscribe to venting and I believe we all need to invest in discovering an outlet that allows us to get rid of the mental crap that we accumulate on a daily basis. I mean, its gotta go somewhere and you can't keep it … Continue reading Why why why can’t folks just act right?
At some point or another, most of us have felt like we were stuck, stagnant, unable to move out of our current situation or circumstance. And this could happen at any age, although I don't believe that you're usually truly cognizant of this "feeling" until you're out of your 20's. I'm just saying. I loved … Continue reading Feeling “stuck” in life?