Strand Book Store – They get me

Picked up these two magnets today on my lunch break run along with The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides They have t-shirts as well. Clearly they give no damns about my budget. 

100 Word Stories – I am my Brother’s Keeper

Every assignment was more difficult than the last. It was hard to separate the familial feelings I shared with my charges versus the orders that I received. Now, they’ve sent me to collect another and “no” is not an option. Of course, my brother knew I was coming. I found him at his desk, patiently…

Hair my roar!

My hair has been a source of struggle and confusion for as long as I can remember hearing about it. In a mixed family, difficult hair was not that far fetched but there are only so many negatively descriptive adjectives that you could hear about your hair without internalizing the inadequacy of what you never…

Does that make me crazy by Bassey Ikpi

I first heard Bassey Ikpi’s voice during one of the Def Jam Poetry shows…it was clear as a bell and I felt an instant connection to her. At the time, she was known as a writer / poet but not much more. Since then, she’s become an advocate for mental health and started to speak…

As seen in: Brooklyn

Never expected to see parrots while we were strolling through Fort Greene Park.

Take Off Your Cool

I dislike change. Even when it’s for the better. I’ve been going through a lot of growing pains and while I’m excited for what the future holds, I would be lying if I didn’t admit I was shit scared of the unknown. The biggest thing for me is: What do I love enough to sacrifice…

Forest Gump

Reading has always been like music to me. I could close my eyes and see the words hovering above me in the air…taking shape into the story,character’s laughter weaving spells around me, landscapes enveloping me…so it’s no surprise that I would use it the same way most people use music; to help process. There are…

World Cup 2014

With the start of this year’s World Cup I’ve started to feel better and worse. As a Caribbean and South American Woman; it’s such an exciting time for us. The idea of the World Cup being hosted so close to home, in a continent where almost every country plays the sport (we have 9 national…