My Journey in Being Black & Being Vegan

Another casual day of getting out to socialize and distract from my depression became a life-changing experience within an hour. Joining my mother at our favorite coffee shop, conversing with the owner who is an inspiration of mine. She wanted me to get out of my funk and stop being shy by forcing me to…

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Learning What a Relationship Truly is in My 20’s

Alright, so you're reading this title and immediately thought what a 20something-year-old would know about love. Well, the truth is, if I knew plenty, I wouldn't be writing these tips for you for free. I am learning so much about myself as the years spin on this life clock, and one of the things I…

You Don’t Owe Any Man Anything

Imagine you walk into your local bodega. Say hi to the clerk whom which you're genuinely friendly with and order your meal. Everything's going great until a stranger walks up next to you, invading your personal space. He's gawking at you and says to the clerk, "whatever she's having I'll pay for it." You kindly…

Figuring Out How to Live With My ADHD

  There are days where I think I am managing. That I may have it all under control. I double and triple and quadruple check my lists, my planer, and my cell phone calendar. Still, something always slips in my mind. I forget something. Misplace something.  Then I am scrambling to get it all worked…

Queen Conversations: Poetry & More with Dor to My Soul

The world is moving towards literature once more and poetry is the main genre that is most requested. New poets are making the best sellers list and influencing a younger generation of readers to be more vulnerable with their emotions. But, what is it like to really be a poet exposing your artistry for the…

Why Gentrification is Toxic to a POC Community

You're walking down your neighborhood and you start to see that the new neighbors are moving in. No surprise, they are a nice white couple with a dog. You wave hello and carry on your way. But, you can't help but notice a change in the environment. Your favorite bodega or corner mart is now…

I Forgot to Love My Curls & Now I Regret It

I started fighting for my natural curly hair after it became damaged. I used to hate it! It's almost a little cringing looking back through memories and photos of my adolescent years. How the voluminous and defined curls of my hair would make me feel ugly, and how I felt like I stood out and…