Yes, I’m Dating a Black Boy. No, I Do Not Care.

My boyfriend is black, friends and family disagree with my interracial relationship, and I simply don’t care. Welcome to my long journey to interracial independence. This guy right here? That’s my man. He may just look like an other guy to you, but to me, he’s my smart, handsome, stylish, amazingly talented best friend. This…

Letting Your Light Shine

The world is always a never ending cycle of back and forth, happy and sad, lazy and active, bright and dismal. It’s unarguably a push and pull world. But in this push and pull world, what are you pushing out and pulling back in? Are you radiating a positive, kind, nurtured light? Or are you…

“To Go, Please!”

I love keeping busy. As a matter of fact, I thrive on it. Like a battery, I need my juice. “Coffee with a hint of vanilla and some honey, please.” I tell the barista as I impatiently shift my weight from one leg to the next awaiting my much needed burst of energy. Thoughts rush…

The Social Media Effect

The introductory age of social media has created an entirely new domain that changes the way we look at the world and the people around us. More importantly, it changes the way we look at ourselves. Often our social media pages reflect “who we are”, with our statuses telling what we did with our day,…

Growing Pains

I can remember having that ever-consuming desire to grow from a young age. I wanted to surpass my brother in height, better my dancing skills, and turn that 89.45 into a 90. Most of it seemed pretty achievable if I simply worked hard enough towards it (despite maybe, you know, the height thing). I thought I…