Tag Archive | writing

Today, and Every Day

write. write. write something. write something of importance. write something of importance that speaks to your heart. something that pulls at your soul. write to heal. write to get to the core of your insecurities and work that shit out. because you are better than all the lies you’ve been told about yourself. all the […]

Hear, Here…

The voice woke her up in the middle of the night. “It’s time.” “Okay, sure,” she mumbled. She looked over at her clock – 2:28am. Of course. She didn’t know where she was headed, and she didn’t care. Over the last few days, she came to understand that the voice was not to be ignored. Ignoring […]

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“I’d expect more out of someone who was pre-med. You should wash your hands.” She licked her fingers, smacking loudly as she pulled each one from her mouth. “I told you not to expect anything from me.” “Don’t you have to live up to some Hippocratic oath of cleanliness?” She waved me away as she pushed […]

Book Review: The Other Side of Paradise by Staceyann Chin

  So, I’ve been completely in love with Staceyann Chin for a while now. After reading and reviewing her memoir, “The Other Side of Paradise” for Elixher magazine, my love for her grew even stronger. I think that’s what made it one of the hardest reviews to write so far. I didn’t want to say the […]

Book Review: Broken in Soft Places by Fiona Zedde

My second book review is up at Elixher. How awesome is it that I get to spend my days reading, writing and writing about reading? I’m hoping to turn it into my main money-maker one day. It’s the only thing I can see myself doing for the rest of my life. I’ve gotta say though, it’s […]

Book Review: The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie

I’ve been tapped to do book reviews for Elixher.com, a website dedicated to “all things empowering, thought-provoking, and pertinent to the Black female queer community and experience.” It’s one of my favorite sites these days, so I’m really honored to be able to bring something to the Elixher community. My first review is of the […]

Morning Ritual

Just as Talise was about to surrender to the faceless, melanin-heavy woman poised to enter her, the morning alarm snatched her into consciousness. Wet, slightly irritable and fully awake, she grabbed her phone and quieted the alarm, resisting the temptation to throw it across the room. Instead, she checked for missed late night messages, phone calls, […]