Academy Award Winner, Chadwick Boseman

Hey Academy, fuck you. Chadwick Boseman does not need an Academy Award, or Oscar, to validate his talent. Neither does his family nor his community. His fans know he was simply the best. But, my goddesses, he fucking earned it for his portrayal of Leeve in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Why is the Academy afraid …

Defend Black Lives: The Grim Relief of The Chauvin Verdict

Accountability. Guilty on all 3 counts. I didn’t watch the entire Chauvin trial. I feared that history would repeat itself. That those 10 hours of deliberation would lead to more pain. Tears filled my eyes when the judge went through each verdict form. “Guilty,” he said not once, not twice, but three times. I was …

Dear Meghan Markle

Thank you for sharing your experience, reminding us that history does repeat itself. And, for women of color, it can go completely unnoticed. Thank you for “spilling tea” gracefully instead of maliciously. When you shared your suicidal thoughts, it forced me to reflect on my current mental health situation. I’ve been a fan of yours …

Binging During Black History Month

Do the right thing by supporting diverse talent. Throughout Black History Month, I decided to support more Black artists. Although I am good at watching diverse work, I could be better. So, I started binging my main man’s work, Spike Lee. You cannot categorizes Lee. He can make anything from thrillers to powerful civil rights …

All That I Missed

My dear blog, oh how I miss writing you. Recently, I’ve been too exhausted to be personally productive. This means I am not working on myself. Household chores are neglected, self-care isn’t touched, and exercising becomes a distant memory. I told my therapist how I haven’t been meditating or practicing any mindfulness. But, I wasn’t …

Diversity Reflection

Looking back, I heard some pretty problematic shit. Childhood. When I was 9 years old, I experienced racism for the first time. After school, I rode the bus home from school. My sister had a play practice or she would have protected me from this little bully. Alas, I had to learn how to protect …