“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 ๐Ÿ˜’

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).ย When you do not meet the terms of your gender, you can be met with a … Continue reading How Ladylike ๐Ÿ˜’

“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!”

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 Two

Thank you again, Laketra BFF for thinking of me. This quote has been tied to Billy Shakes aka William Shakespeare (known by the former only to me) but there are many who say this is untrue and the actual source is unknown. Regardless, it is a great quote and one with so much truth. Now you may think to yourself “So, am I not supposed … Continue reading Three Days, Three Quotes: Day Two

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