The Sweetest Thing You Missed about Beyonce’s Grammy Performance

The most touching thing about Jay and Bey at the Grammys: an impromptu prose poem Wasn’t her leaning into him while he rapped. Wasn’t the grin on his face watching her strut. Wasn’t the grip of his hands on her fatty. Wasn’t the hug and kiss they shared. Wasn’t even the surfborting they pantomimed (BeyContinue reading “The Sweetest Thing You Missed about Beyonce’s Grammy Performance”

Dooky Twists + Farts: Can Women Keep it Funky in Love?

Generally comfortable in my own skin, I have never been a glam girl who “puts on her face” every time I leave the house. I see a lot of #nakedface posts on Instagram and I chuckle because my naked face is my default, rather than a marked occasion. I actually have to remind myself thatContinue reading “Dooky Twists + Farts: Can Women Keep it Funky in Love?”

My Spouse Wants a Gun, But I Don’t

When my husband found out that we were having a girl, he covered his face with his hands in sincere terror. “What am I gonna do with a girl?!” he lamented. Family and friends jokingly gave him the answer: “Welp, guess you better get a gun!” It conjured up the image of a father standingContinue reading “My Spouse Wants a Gun, But I Don’t”

The Politics of Not Cooking for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving rears its conflicting smallpox and stuffing-laden head next week, I have a confession: I’ve been married four years and have yet to cook an entire Thanksgiving meal. Let me explain before you start typing furiously about me abandoning my wifely duties. Thanksgiving is the Olympics of meal preparation. You train all year, slippingContinue reading “The Politics of Not Cooking for Thanksgiving”

Why I’m Happy for Kanye and Kim

There is an old adage about garden tools and housewives that implies certain women are off limits in the marriage department. As antiquated as the idea might be, it lives on in popular culture. You can’t talk about Kanye West and Kim Kardashian without someone bringing up her, um, film credits and her claim toContinue reading “Why I’m Happy for Kanye and Kim”