In honor of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Poetry Month, it’s only right that I post this powerful poem from June Jordan. This is by far one of the most telling works of art that speaks about the struggle of racism and sexism. “Poem About My Rights” by June Jordan Even … More Happy #SAAM and National Poetry Month
I’m ecstatic! I have discovered a new anti-street harassment song. Recently, I came across “No” by Meghan Trainor. It’s surprisingly a non-segregated-60s-diner pop song about rejecting the advances of some random creep attempting to get her name and number. I’m kinda hoping someone will do a trap cover of this one soon – maybe Kehlani or … More No. Just No.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I love a good book, an honest poem, and an inspiring quote. In honor of Women’s History Month, I’ve compiled a small list with some of my favorite books, poems and quotes from women. Check out my Goodreads profile for more books that I plan on reading this year! … More Bookstore and Chill: Women’s History Month
How many days this year have you consistently gone to the gym? Utilized your day planner? Been intentional about developing the relationships around you? It’s alright, most of us have broken our resolutions – it’s practically an American tradition. A study from the University of Scranton, found that only 46% of people who set resolutions … More “No Rain, No Flowers”
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I feel like I’ve been on hiatus throughout January, ergo I wanted to type up a quick tidbit highlighting what’s been going on in my life and give a prelude to the posts you’ll be seeing in the coming months. Here’s the tea, my last 2 months of living in a nutshell: I’m an aunt … More Here’s the Tea
Adonis Creed, the son of Apollo Creed, who was the biggest nemesis of famed fictional boxer, Rocky Balboa, came on the scene last year in the movie, Creed, and sought to solidify his own legacy in the boxing arena. I have to say Creed was one of my favorite films for 2015 – probably because … More The Fight for Joy
Mimicking the sounds of musical instruments like Ella Fitzgerald, fusing the nostalgic feelings of genres like R&B and Soul with Jazz and Gospel, while captivating the hearts and genius minds of legends like Prince. Y’all, meet singer, songwriter and composer, Eryn Allen Kane, hailing from Detroit. Her music is timeless (Is it too early to tell?), innovative and truly … More Tuned In: Eryn Allen Kane
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” – Elf Squad I live by this mantra…at least I used to before the hot Florida December played with my wintry emotions. Christmas in Florida almost seems wrong, but I’m making the most out of it by blasting my favorite Christmas … More Tuned In: Christmas Playlist
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. (Psalm 130:5-6) “Advent”: the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event Waiting sucks. I know we’re in the middle … More Waiting…
The year is finally coming to an end and I’m glad to say that I am literally closing the final chapter to many books. For those who may not know, I have a serious habit of picking up books and taking my precious time to finish them; at one point in time I was in the … More Bookworm: My 2015 Reads
Here’s another British singer for you to become obsessed with. Everything about this performance moves me. I hope to hear more from Kwabs – Check out his website for more music and check out a live performance of Perfect Ruin below!