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Nappily Ever After

Finally. A movie for us. This film detailed the common struggle amongst many African-American women- our hair. It all began here for most of us. As I wrote this, I heard the jingle in my head and I think back to when the boxes came with the cassette tapes.   I can also still smell my hair being burned with […]

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Museum of Thought: Poetic Perspectives from Adolescence Volume 1

I remember being 13 and experiencing my first thoughts of suicide. I remember bouncing back and between thoughts of hanging myself or overdosing on prescription painkillers. It would be safe, clean and painless. Self-inflicted pain was never my “thing.”   Museum of Thought: Poetic Perspectives in Adolescence is a poetic time capsule of my depression. My words sometimes served as […]

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Going To The Chapel and We’re Gonna Get Married

I have a confession………….I’m getting married!!!!!!! We have been planning our announcement for quite some time now. Well the cats out the bag!   Just practicing! I’m not engaged. No where near close. Y’all know I play too much right? However, let me tell you about my secret obsessions with weddings.   Fortunately, I’ve been to a million weddings and I can say this. No wedding is ever the same. I’ve always marveled at the color schemes of the bridal party, décor, passion in the vows and most importantly the joyous fellowship that typically accompanies weddings. The earliest memory of a wedding that I’ve attended was way back in nineteen ninety something. I fully remember them walking down the aisle to For You by Kenny Lattimore (along with everyone else because it had just come out). Since that day I’ve dreamt about that song being played at mine. Not only am I a sucker for the lyrics in the aisle song, but I’m kinda obsessed with the rest of the processional music as well………to the point where I have multiple playlists with processional and reception music that needs to be in mine. I’d share it but if I’m invited to your wedding and you’re playing my playlist, it’s going to be a problem.   It should come as no surprise that back in 2016, I took an actual course in Wedding Planning and Directing. The icing on the cake. All pun […]

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Space Force…..Y’all Hiring?

Date:September 5, 2018 Dear Donald Trump: I am writing today in regards to becoming a cadet in the United States Space Force Academy. I am excited that this position aligns perfectly with my goals and experiences. I currently hold a BA in Psychology, an MBA and four and a half years worth of experience in dealing with the same level […]

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Fear

11/7/17 I fear I am afraid I fear that folks will find out that I’m not really okay when I say that I’m fine (Sometimes) I fear that laughter and lungs full of loud won’t ease the hurt anymore I fear that I wont be able to keep my fantasies at bay To prevent from turning men away I feel that you’ll feel my personality is too impulsive Because I fear that if I don’t express myself soon enough you’ll fade into a memory I fear of needing and not having again so I buy everything in bulk and sometimes the same shirt in every color Fear drives me to work every morning Logs me into my computer In my cubicle functioning like the robot that I am I fear that if I risk it all I’ll fall  

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