My dear readers, you must understand — I rarely get this angry. So angry that I have thought about this case day in and day out — at work, on the bus, at home. So angry that I stare at my computer screen in a daze. So infuriated that I write with tears in my eyes as my heart pounds in my chest. I’m not an angry person by nature. But there are times in life when you witness something so unconscionable — something that literally shocks the conscience of anyone who has one — that all one can hope to do is weep and write. Continue reading Last Week I Was Tired. Tonight I’m Angry.
This Friday finds me so very tired.
I am just plain tired.
I am tired
I am tired.
I am so damn tired.
I am so very, very tired. Continue reading I’m Tired
I had a physical with my doctor yesterday and he told me something that doctors have been telling me since I have exited the womb (literally — I’ve read doctors reports saying this very same thing when I was only a few months old): “You need to lose weight.” Okay. What else is new? If … Continue reading I Am “Morbidly Obese” and Other Reasons Why BMI is BS
I’m having one of those days where I wonder – why does everything in my life have to be so hard? I just came from my doctor’s appointment (I have found a family doctor in my area and he seems competent and he has excellent bedside manners and he’s actually really nice!!! Thank you Jesus! … Continue reading Why Does Everything Have To Be So Hard?
It’s officially been a little over one year since I got licensed to be a Zumba instructor, and — can I tell you? — I’m exhausted (but in a good way). I really wanted to write this post last month, but I’ve been so busy and so tired. Around this time last year, I was … Continue reading Sometimes It’s Not You: Chronicles of a Plus-Sized Zumba Instructor Part V (and a special announcement!)
As Barack Obama’s presidency draws to an imminent close, many people are reflecting on what this presidency meant to them. Young Jeezy said his president is Black. Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote that his president was Black. We may never again be able to say that we have a Black president. I was looking at photos of … Continue reading Why Barack and Michelle Obama are #relationshipgoals
Required reading. There are some gems here: “As a black woman raising brilliant, handsome, talented young black men, I am cognizant of my responsibility to them and their future. My husband and I stress the importance of their having to walk an even straighter line than their white counterparts. A lesson that is heartbreaking and … Continue reading 26 Of The Most Important Articles By People Of Color In 2016