The Intrinsic Value Of Knowing Yourself

Who were you? Who are you? Who do you want to become? It sounds like the intro to a very terrible self-help Ted Talk, but these 3 questions form the basis of our lives. Who were you? Yesterday, the day before, a week ago or even five years ago? How have you changed? How have …

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“Pretty for a darkskinned girl”

💕 My skin is mine, it’s me who has to walk in it, live in it. And so I will love it. No matter what. I loved this post hun. Can’t wait for more. 💕

Hopeful K.

“A lot of y’all want a darkskinned girl for the aesthetic. Y’all don’t want us in real life”

The embedded quote above was something I posted on Twitter recently and the response was hectic , funny too but expected.

Growing up , I experienced alot of colorism mixed w a bit of racism. Adults and people in general would always favour somebody lighter than me , even if it was unintentionally , they still did it.

I remember I had this coloured friend , her dad told her and I quote ‘(insert name here)! , put on sunscreen or you’re going to be as black as your friend’ , they laughed it off but I didn’t. I cried and cried and cried and that man had to come back and apologise. The gag was however , I wasn’t the only darkskinned , I was just the darkest. I was…

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Overdue.

What I really want to talk about is what I've learned over the course of this semester. What I've learned about myself and about the people around me. I try to take introspection seriously,  looking deeply at the things that make me happy, sad, angry and everything else on the emotional spectrum. (I also learned …

Review: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

I read The Alice Network last month and I loved it! Check out this great review to get a feel of what it’s all about.

The Lit Bitch

This book was everywhere last year. It was first published in June of 2017 and it’s been every where ever since. All over my social media, on all my friends ‘to read’ or ‘favorite’ shelfs, and at my local library as a librarian favorite.

It sounded like something that would be right up my alley, but for some reason it just didn’t scream ‘read me’ even though I had it sitting in my Kindle library for months. Part of me was worried about the hype and another part of me just wasn’t into reading a war time friendship story as I prefer war time romances generally.

However, this last month on the #historicalfix chat on Twitter, this was the featured book and there was a Q & A with Kate Quinn and after following along with the chat I was curious and eager to check this book out after all…

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Gold

I'm a huge fan of poetry. I look for raw and emotive pieces. I found that in Soso's debut poem Gold. Once upon a time there was a good guy and a pretty girl He promised her that one day he would give her the world She vibed with the idea for a little while But …