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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The Importance of Maintaining Your Relationships

If no one ever told you how important it is to maintain your relationships, then I'll take this opportunity to do it. Maintain your damn relationships. Think about it like this: If you ever owned a vehicle, you know the importance of upkeep. You have to get oil changes, new tires, keep it gassed, buy … Continue reading The Importance of Maintaining Your Relationships

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