On Black Girlhood: A Guide

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    It just helps if you are born light-skinned. Not too light-skinned, obviously, because then people will think that you are white and tease you for it. You should be a nice honey or peanut butter color. It will also help if you have light-colored eyes. Green and blue are the best. Hazel is […]

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Publishing update!

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I’ve been published! You can find my work this week in Skidmark zine sandwiched between two VERY cool comics. “The Song That Brought Her” is a *micro* story heavily inspired by the theme Aliens and my mother, who has the amazing talent of poetically telling it like it is. Look for me on page 7. […]

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Pantydropper

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She had stopped in her home bathroom, then at the car, and now she stood outside of the bar, balking once again. Who did she think she was, anyway? She turned around just in time to see her Uber driver pull off. She was in it now. She touched up her miniskirt and entered, her […]

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I’ve Got a New Mailing List!

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Now, when you sign up for my mailing list you get stories EXCLUSIVE to subscribers AND fresh updates when I post! That’s double the story! Sign up here! Give me your email, and I’ll give you brand new stories exclusively for my subscribers! * indicates required Email Address *

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The People

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The strange group of people that lived on the waterfront had been there for decades, or centuries now, according to some stories. They were so good at dunking their heads into the sand at any sign of trouble that they barely felt the grains scratching against their eyeballs anymore. They became fast at it, too. […]

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That Night

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Her fingers rapped the rhythm of the music that commanded her hips. The base of his neck was her drum. There was something about the way he ran his hands down her sides as they swayed As they rocked As they flowed through crowded dance floor with nary a worry. His mouth was liquid that […]

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Publishing News!

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I’m getting published! Yay! The King Bey Bible, an anthology that celebrates the impact of Beyonce’s work, has accepted an essay I wrote about my immediate first impression of Lemonade, the film. I am extremely honored to be a part of this project, headed by Feminista Jones and Olivia Cole, two writers who I have […]

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The Walk

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I am on a walk. It is getting dark and so I decide to turn around and go home. I have on the hiking boots my Dad advised me to buy, the coat my friend recommended, and the phone my roommate gave me before I left my house. I am walking and I am cold, […]

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The Messenger

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I You are building a building. You are building the basement first, instead of just a foundation, because of the extra storage and security. You don’t have a lot of help. In fact, you don’t have a lot of resources at all. Only the mud around you, and you patiently shape that into block-shaped lumps, […]

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Reasons Why “Insecure” Is the You-ist Thing on Television

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  My reasons for clearing out my schedule and throwing a viewing party for Issa Rae’s first network series are simple; I’m a HUGE fan of Issa Rae. Like, since my friend and I discovered her YouTube series “Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” on it’s second episode, I’ve watched it over and over, made fans […]

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