Let’s just cut to the chase: Ariana Grande got groped on live TV, and I didn’t even bat an eye. That’s what’s bothering me. But first, context: It was Aretha Franklin’s funeral — a funeral unlike any I’ve witnessed in recent memory. We haven’t had a funeral like this since Maya Angelou’s. It was the most … Continue reading On Grande, Groping, Garb and Gospel: My Thoughts #ArethaFranklinFuneral #ArethaHomegoing
We often hear people say, “You don’t look depressed.” Well, what does depression look like? Depression can look like sadness and listlessness and depression can look like Pastor Andrew Stoecklein of the Inland Hills Church who took his own life this weekend. Depression can hide itself behind the pulpit and people and curated images on … Continue reading When Your Pastor Kills Himself
*Spoiler Alert* (also, get with the program and watch this show in real-time like the rest of us, lol.) The episode began and ended with cunnilingus. *nods in approval* (How many times can you say THAT about a show?) After receiving some blow back over the infamous blow job of last season (see here), Insecure … Continue reading #ToxicMasculinity and Continued Consent on Ep. 3 “Backwards-Like” @InsecureHBO #InsecureHBO #MeToo #TimesUp
See this face. Embed it in your mind. Know how to spot one. They tend to show up anywhere Black people are trying to exist. It’s another Becky. In case you don’t know the back story, here it is: There’s been much written about how calling the cops on Black folks is often fatal. Again, … Continue reading #PermitPatty, Policing and Peak Privilege
I am going to attempt to discuss something that will probably put me in the dog house no matter what I say, simply because people have such strong opinions about it. The word itself often immediately evokes disgust, defensiveness, embarrassment and shame… I’m gonna talk about masturbation. This is the much-promised blog post I alluded … Continue reading Is Masturbation a Sin?
Most of us like Meghan Markle. She’s gorgeous, she’s adorable, and she’s smart. She’s accomplished, she’s an actor, and she has a career. She is Black and divorced and American. She lives life on her own terms. But the real reason why many of us like Meghan Markle is because her family is as jacked … Continue reading The #RoyalWedding is the Perfect Example of Why I Want to Elope
I don’t know if it’s being thirty or if it’s the #RoyalWedding, but this year, in particular, has brought out my inner Bitter Betty. I think I’m bitter about (still) being single. (Since this had the potential of being a sombre post, I’ve sprinkled gifs throughout for the sake of levity. 🙂 ) Lately, when … Continue reading How Not To Be Bitter About Being Single (#RoyalWedding)