“Ladies, Watch Your Back!”

TRIGGER WARNING This post and/or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. I have yet to meet a woman that does not take some form a precaution when entering the world. Despite our backgrounds, it is one of the factors that uniquely bond us. I do not leave the house without my small bottle of … Continue reading “Ladies, Watch Your Back!”

How Ladylike 😒

It is 2018, why are other women still being shamed for not being “ladylike”? I expect this attitude from my grandmother, I do not expect it from my peer group or those slightly under than me. According to antiquated gender stereotypes, women should be well-mannered, graceful, and modest (yeah, okay). When you do not meet the terms of your gender, you can be met with a … Continue reading How Ladylike 😒

“Stop Resisting!”

A phrase that, theoretically, is supposed to stop us in our tracks. Someone with coerced authority tells us to stop resisting and we are obligated to become compliant. Despite the egregiousness of the offense, we are expected to relinquish opposition and concede. We hear this command from police officers. We hear this command from government officials and leaders. We hear this command from complete strangers. … Continue reading “Stop Resisting!”

Labels, Labels, Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

I spent some time with a friend recently, and probably will not again, who claimed that her high school boyfriend is now “gay”. “Oh, that’s nice,” I said, which apparently was the wrong response. “How is that nice? He likes men now! What does that say about me?!” I looked at her puzzled. My immediate feelings a mix of confusion and annoyance. I looked at … Continue reading Labels, Labels, Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

Three Days, Three Quotes: Day Three

As I wrap up this three day challenge, I want to thank Laketra BFF for her presence and continued support. As you mentioned during your three days, it is truly a challenge. I respect the bloggers and artists who elect to write every single day. For my final quote, I would like to acknowledge another fierce queen, Ms. Audre Lorde. Audre Lorde was a writer, … Continue reading Three Days, Three Quotes: Day Three

Three Days, Three Quotes: Day One

My BBF (Best Blogging Friend) Laketra BFF, awesomely nominated me for the “Three days, Three Quotes” Challenge. She is a triple threat: beautiful, talented, and funny. If you are looking for a new supportive friend with heartwarming posts, I would suggest you check her out. Thanks, girl! Simple enough, the challenge requires one to post and write about three separate quotes for three consecutive days. … Continue reading Three Days, Three Quotes: Day One