Dear Fat Rolls: It seems only right that I would acknowledge you on the day before your holiday. I am conscious of your presence with every rise and fall of my breath. Yours is a landscape I view often, but never admire. Jill Scott once said that there is power in these rolling hills, but […]
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A Not-So-Short List of Rules on Interacting with Short Ninjas
The first and last time I almost punched a white woman, she had it coming. I was taking my final tour as a grad student through my university’s book store, when the store manager stopped in front of me. I was almost 25 and she was fairly middle aged, dressed in an appropriately old lady suit with a skirt. She proceeded to lose her mind. Maybe it was the backpack slung over my shoulder or the lack of makeup on my face. Either way, something foolish possessed this woman.
(Read the rest on my guest post at VerySmartBrothas.com)
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I kid, I kid! But not really. When I first moved to Atlanta seven years ago, I discovered a store that not only kept its racks full of fashionable, work-appropriate clothing, but also made clothes small enough for women my size. Honestly, that’s all I really ask of a store; make stuff I can fit […]
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I’m putting my thick skin on for this one. I recently realized I am guilty of the skinny humblebrag. It’s despicable, I know. (If you don’t know what a humblebrag is, look here or here, and there’s even a book!) For you snarky types, this post can also be summarized as “waah, waah, waah, boo hoo […]
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If you drive too fast down Ponce, you will miss it. The Lucky Exchange is a bright gem of turquoise nestled on the corner of a block also that hosts a Cuban restaurant and a psychic reader’s parlor. I must have been lucky yesterday; I spotted the vintage clothing exchange store on a jaunt in […]
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