Personal Posts

A Letter to My Sister.

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Dear Takie,

For some reason the question “Do you have any siblings?” always has been a bit complicated for me to answer. From the age of 8 and beyond, it was just me and mom in the house. Before that, I shared a room with you who in my eyes was grown and did her own thing. There also is the factor of having two other siblings (both over a decade older than me as well) on my father’s side whom I never really knew that well.
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Life Lessons, Lifestyle, Relationships

5 Signs You Don’t Love Yourself in a Relationship

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Ahhh, good ol’ self-love the thing that sustains us and ensures we live emotionally healthy lives. At one point in life I thought everyone seemed to recognize it’s important but the more I’m growing and learning the more I realize that self-love is not something easily acquired. As I’ve struggled to find self-love on my own path, I’ve learned and am still learning some things along the way. Here are a few of them.
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Life Lessons, Personal Posts, Relationships

Friend Zone: Crossed Wires in Platonic Relationships

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The friend zone phenomenon seems to be a common topic on social media nowadays. Most often, I see men complaining about being boxed into the category of friend by women who they would much rather be the lovers of. Like most women, I have run into the issue of having a male friend whom I have no romantic interest in want more. I’ve experienced the awkwardness of having to shut down advances and the sometimes highly inappropriate remarks made by people I thought respected me enough to be satisfied with being my friend and nothing more.
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Personal Posts

Sinking Ship.

I have long been considered an open book. Outspoken, opinionated, bold, honest—some would even say brutally honest. Over the years, I’ve taken it upon myself to be self-expressive. Writing articles, songs and stating my esoteric opinions. For these reasons, people have often felt they have a general sense of who I am. Striking up conversations about topics they believe would interest me, sending me links to articles and asking me what my opinion is on them, knowing enough to reason I am a person who is passionate about what I believe in, I am a person who takes pride in who I am but never really knowing what lies just beneath the surface.
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Personal Posts, Travel

New York, New York!

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I went to New York this past week for the first time (I know, I don’t know what took me so long either) to visit my friend Maya during Afropunk Weekend. Here’s a few photos and a run down of what I did.
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