It's October again. Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Awareness Month is well underway, and PAIL Awareness Week is happening as we speak! Where did this year go?! Every year, I like to do something specific in addition to the wave of light (happening 10/15/20), any remembrance walks, and my usual candle lighting. The first year,… Continue reading Love Notes For You
Did you know April 11th - 18th is Black Maternal Health Week? Welp, now you know! It's a week focused on the Black experience in conception, pregnancy, birthing, and post-partum addressing barriers to effective care, comprehensive treatment, and supportive services. Issues of reproductive justice, holistic health, and political reform are at the forefront during this… Continue reading It’s Black Maternal Health Week… That Includes Us Too!
Psssttt.... Did you know BAM's are out here writing books and stuff?! Well if you didn't, now you know! For this weeks installment of #BAMsCreate2019, Black Angel Mom Chandria is sharing her very first book, which will be published November 1st! The book titled, Like a Rose: The Thorns, will be available at the book… Continue reading #BAMsCreate2019: BAM Chandria
Photo by @eyeforebony Have you ever bent over backwards for someone and then felt like they did not do the same when you needed them? How did you feel about that? I bet you felt pissed off. There’s an unspoken code of conduct that basically states, “if I go above and beyond for you, you… Continue reading Don’t Get Mad: Set Boundaries
It's that thing you say when you think folx won’t understand or when you simply don’t feel like explaining something to others. Sometimes it’s the thing you say when you’re trying to make sense of your position but in truth, it doesn’t even fully make sense to YOU so, it’s complicated. It’s been a while… Continue reading It’s Complicated…
Betcha thought I was talking about what you could do for someone else. NOPE! This is about Y-O-U! SOOOOO…. It’s Valentine’s Day! The one day a year where folx act like flowers, candy, dinner and sex are requirements and every other day it’s back to normal. Don’t subscribe to that mess btw. If you love… Continue reading 7 Love Day Tasks You Should Do Today!
I don’t know about y’all but sometimes, I just feel missing. Absent from a space. Like I’m either not really there or I don’t want to be there, or like who I thought I was, just simply doesn’t exist anymore. Occasionally I get a glimpse of me but it’s never quite clear. I’m never around… Continue reading Where Did You Go? Missing Me
Sitting in solidarity… In solidarity with people who are crying People who are not joyous at a time when everyone tells you that you should be In solidarity with those who have lost loved ones Those who are alone and empty Those who cannot give thanks in this moment Those who are angry at this… Continue reading Sitting in Solidarity…
I saw you yesterday! I thought I was mistaken so I stared a little harder but it was you. Boldly displayed, shining for the whole world to see. It brightened my day and I realized Just how long it’s been since I’ve seen...you. How long has it been? A few weeks? A few months, maybe?… Continue reading Smile
When 2017 rolled around, I was focused. I planned to get this dissertation mostly completed, and spend my year gestating my future child. I had come off of surgery at the end of 2016 to remove two sneaky fibroids and a failed IUI (Intra-Uterine Insemination) cycle at the end of the year. I was disappointed… Continue reading LOL @ Your Plans…