Category Archives: My Sweet Nothings

What’s In A Name?

What’s in a name? A whole lot if you ask me.  Or maybe, not a lot is more accurate of an assessment. I had a conversation today with someone who is a self-professed feminist. She is highly intelligent, ivy league … Continue reading

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I’ll Always Love My Mama, She’s My Favorite Girl

Dear Mommy: Being a writer (if that’s what I call myself) allows me a certain creative freedom that I don’t often know what to do with. But what good is being a writer, if I can’t share my thoughts about … Continue reading

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The Bourgeois Black Girl’s Guide to Wearing a “Natural”: The Finale

A week has gone by and I haven’t died. I haven’t called my stylist for an emergency appointment.   I haven’t straightened my hair. It has however, been the longest 7 days of my life. Day 7: Am I wrong for … Continue reading

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This Bourgeois Black Girl’s Guide to Wearing a “Natural”: Part 3

So day 4 was upon me and I was beginning to look a wreck. That pineapple was cool and all but my curls had transformed into thick chunky pieces that had turned me from homeless chic to sideshow Bob. So … Continue reading

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This Bourgeois Black Girl’s Guide to Wearing a “Natural”: Part 2

So I started Day 2 of this experience with my morning exposure to the world (posted on Instagram) and included the hashtags #amiofficialyet #needacatchynaturalhairhashtag. This was clearly a joke but a dig at the more exclusive (and often annoying) hashtags that … Continue reading

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This Bourgeois Black Girl’s Guide to Wearing a “Natural”

So for years I’ve watched friends and strangers “go natural”. What that means to those unfamiliar with that term, it is when a Black woman doesn’t use chemicals (a.k.a. a relaxer/perm/creamy crack) to straighten her hair.  And although I’d like … Continue reading

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Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

A few weeks ago I went to a Sisterhood lunch hosted by my friend Robin and everyone there wrote out goals and their vision for their personal endeavors for the year. One of my goals was to blog at least … Continue reading

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