24 Things I’ve Accomplished Before 30

I’ve been told that I have so many stories to be so young. I’ve looked to several other bucket lists for things to do before I’m thirty and quickly came to the realization that, “been there done that” is a straight up mood. Observations like this is why I no longer participate in games of…

Insatiable Was Supposed to Offend Me

Insatiable, it was supposed to be full or controversy and be offensive to anyone who watched but the story of Patty Bladell going from bully to revenge bombshell isn’t offensive to anyone who’s ever been bullied. After finishing it in two days I’m certain of a few things. Weight wasn’t Patty’s real issue. The old…

& Crown Skin

You sat in the sun too long.  Taunts from my peers haunted the elementary halls What’s self-esteem? Little ‘ol me wouldn’t have known it break little girls down before they can even know it It seemed like I went through an eternity of teasing before I embraced my skin. “This is it, this is me….

& No Apologies

No Apologies It only took me 26 years but I’m madly in love with myself. I love the rich cocoa complexion I was so blessed with The bright smile that somehow survived candy as a food group and every other curve on my body makes me smile in the mirror. I’ve grown to realize that…

& Your Words, My Life

When I was a kid, I hated my cocoa colored skin. I didn’t have a reason either. Turns out I hated it because everyone else hated it. I got pushed and shoved and called names that I still remember to this day. I still vividly remember the fresh tears rolling down my cheeks after one…