#NIADIARIES VOL 6. – “DO NOTHING WITHOUT INTENTION.”

Scrolling through the most popular images on any "self care" hashtag, I'm bombarded with the same eye-rollingly repetitive imagery including: -  Open-ended, fortune cookie-esque inspirational quotes like "You can't pour from an empty cup." or "My imperfections make me beautiful." - Super skinny white girls in front of tropical, beachy, etc. backgrounds looking like they've never felt any pain in...

BLUEFACE, THOTIANA, AND HOW MEMES ALTER REALITY

I've never wanted to be that wrinkly, bitter ass old lady shaking her fist at the youngins for making too much noise. But, listening to Blueface for the first time made me feel like being that old ass lady is in my near future. It started off with a tweet that I saw on my timeline. @bluefacebleedem’s “Thotiana” is the number one song in the country ♿️♿️♿️...

The Most Important Thing I Learned in my 22nd Year

As you might not have known, I recently turned 23 on August 8th. 23 is one of those ages that lingers in the spaces of time. It's not really a milestone. There's not any exuberant happiness (or sadness) that comes with that age. It just, kind of, happens. It's been almost two weeks since my birthday and I don't think that I've sunk my feet into that age yet. I just changed the age on my Facebook...

WAKE UP, IT’S THE FIRST OF THE MONTH: FEBRUARY

In a lot of ways, February is one of my favorite months. First off, it's Black History Month. Black history is my favorite kind of history and I always find out something new in February about my culture. Even though I'm knee-deep in the culture 25/8, I always need a little bit extra in my life. I still don't appreciate the fact that Black History Month is the shortest month of the year, but I...

#niadiaries vol. 2 – rainy day chronicles

Things are starting to turn. It's interesting how your life starts to change when you truly believe it will, and that you deserve it. I've always heard that insanity is when you do the same action and expect different results. Over the past week I've been slowly altering my actions. Slow change is what I specialize in. It's easier to bring about habit that way for me. A couple job opportunities...