3 Reasons Men Shouldn’t Hate Independent Women

Ever since Destiny’s Child gave women a titular anthem to declare their independence, so-called Independent Women have had a bad reputation in the black community. The result of the misconception has been a “conversation” where men and women talk around the subject of independent women, casting blame and dodging accusations. But what if, this wholeContinue reading “3 Reasons Men Shouldn’t Hate Independent Women”

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?”

Love Song to Black Men

I am in love. I’ve known it since I was a teenager, looking with young brown eyes at his chocolate skin and easy smile. He called me shorty, and it was all over. I lived for his hugs, his daps, and my heart strings were tied to the soles of his feet. That love startedContinue reading “Love Song to Black Men”

300 Sandwiches?! Heck, NO…But Maybe 3?

If you didn’t hear about the hullabaloo over a New York Post reporter’s article about making her boyfriend 300 different sandwiches to snare an engagement ring, then you may want to catch up. I took the story as a tongue-in-cheek extension of a joke. Others furiously hailed it as a win for sexist cavemen everywhere. Inasmuch asContinue reading “300 Sandwiches?! Heck, NO…But Maybe 3?”