The dreaded "R" word

When A Writer is Told “No”

If a writer ever says they were never told "no," they're either lying or they're a damn unicorn because writers that always hear "yes" don't exist. If you want to put your words out to the masses, be prepared for a lot of rejection. It's the one experience every writer encounters at some point, once … Continue reading When A Writer is Told “No”

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Struggling with Depression

Something else has been nagging me for pretty much all of 2016. No matter how much I ignored it or tried to say it was something else, in the recesses of my overworked mind, I knew exactly what my problem was. For the first time in a long time, though, I didn't know how to … Continue reading Struggling with Depression

Not Just a “Black” Girl: How Personal Identity Should Be More than Race

I am often approached by people who are curious to know what I am. If I were to use sarcasm, as I am apt to do, I would reply "I'm human," but I know that is not what is meant when people inquire about my pedigree. Throughout the years, I have experienced several negative encounters … Continue reading Not Just a “Black” Girl: How Personal Identity Should Be More than Race