Maybe We Do Need White History Month or Millennials Don’t Know Shit About Slavery or Picking Appropriate Essay Topics or Being a Black English Adjunct Sucks Sometimes–Merry Christmas

So, I have to go with the salutation that one of my favorite IG personalities, Jill Is Black, often uses in the opening of her videos-- Dear White People-- And then I have to say something touchy, that I almost regret, but not quite because it's necessary-- Please get your kids. If you are a … Continue reading Maybe We Do Need White History Month or Millennials Don’t Know Shit About Slavery or Picking Appropriate Essay Topics or Being a Black English Adjunct Sucks Sometimes–Merry Christmas

Out of the Mouths of Babes

I started a new site a few months back devoted exclusively to black women and other women of color, to serve as "a place [they can] talk truth about female life with passion, wisdom, honesty, & insight." One of the most exciting features of this site, for me, is a series of Q&A's that I'm compiling called … Continue reading Out of the Mouths of Babes

Chewing (and Swallowing) the Fat

A few years back, I enrolled in this weight loss program with my sister. The administrator was a very sharp, dynamic black woman that took pride in personalizing her approach to each of her clients. She had developed a new program that she was trying out for the first time on my cohort of clients, and … Continue reading Chewing (and Swallowing) the Fat

My First Post Since . . .

Originally, I named this blog "The Bluest i" because I thought I'd write at length about my decade-long battle with depression. I thought I'd explore the ways that American life breeds depression in black women; all the ways that black women hurt as a result of living in the kyriarchy; and how they may heal. And … Continue reading My First Post Since . . .