Love in Context

Excuse me as I sort some shit out in my mind... If love is a gift, I am not done unwrapping it. Everyday I am learning something new about love: how to give it, accept it, share it, cherish it, create it. But what I know about love is not always what I choose to show …

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I Am Not a Poet

It's inevitable, I believe, that just as you are approaching greatness you doubt yourself. You wonder if you're good enough; if you have  what it takes; if you're doing the right thing. These things have crossed my mind over the past couple of weeks. I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was …

Stay or Go

I love to travel. There's something about going somewhere new and navigating the scene that excites me! I enjoy getting lost and finding different places to eat. I love people watching and scoping out others' do things. And even if you've been to a place before, you can discover new things. I find it hard …

Fucked

The scent lingers, Not of love but of you The sweet smell of your herbal remedy collides with the air connecting deeper than we do, I smell smoke but I breathe you. Did you notice? Hmmm. You didn't say. You didn't stay. Am I the picturesque image of indignity Or just a girl who thought …

“Happy”

For weeks I've seen several of my friends hashtag #100HappyDays. That, coupled with the fact that I want to scream every time I hear Pharrell's "Happy" made me believe I could use a little more happy in my own life. I embarked upon the #100HappyDays journey; two hours in I quit. Let me tell you …

I Love Being Single Until I See A Happy Couple Then I Think I’m Missing Out

My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.  Warsan Shire I've been single for a while now. Nearly 5 years after giving birth to my first child and the dissolution of the tumultuous relationship with his father, I am ready for love. Though there hasn't been a Black …