I’ve been trying to write something about the new year since before 2017 even began. I’m a particularly reflective person and as the new year dawned, I wanted to focus on what I had learned. I wrote down lessons I had learned in 2016 and then I forgot about them. I chose a theme I…… Continue reading New Year, Same Me?
To the ones who learned their sibling’s diagnosis before they learned how to spell. To the ones who had more friends at the hospital than at the playground. To the ones who knew how to tube feed before they knew their times tables. To the ones who hate being the center of attention because it’s…… Continue reading To the So-Called Normal Sibling
“You’re not really Black, though.” I’ve been told this an embarrassing number of times. By people of all races. It’s been delivered as a joke. As a compliment. As an insult. And I started to believe it. I didn’t even know what it truly meant, but I was more than happy to entertain comments about…… Continue reading The Blacker the Berry
I wish there was only one of you for me to address this to. Since my last post, more friends than I can count on one hand have confessed to feeling this way. I know that summer can be rough spiritually for a lot of people. Some struggled because of lack of routine, and others…… Continue reading to my friends caught in complacency
I proudly take any chance that I get to channel my inner Adele. Unlike the queen of feels, no one has been waiting for me to release this blog with the same amount of anticipation as they would have for the release of one of her albums. I haven’t been in hiding in England or raising…… Continue reading Hello. It’s Me.