Brown / Orgullo Renacido

Can I just first say that I can't remember the last time I was this nervous to post my thoughts? I wanna put that out there. Like, literally, I'm experiencing anxiety as I type this intro to the video below. I'm trying to find as many words to put in between this text and my [...]

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Maybe it’s pride, but…

Transitions can bring about the good, the bad, and the ugly. They can show you what you're made of. They can illuminate the true nature of certain relationships in your life. They can drive you a bit crazy. Or they can fill you with confidence. They can also knock you on your ass. We've all [...]

sex and sexuality and womanhood.

[feminism and happy] "Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes" Many moments led to this post (...and to another that is in the process of being written but not quite ready to be shared): `sobering conversations with my mother, much different from before....in a good way `an [...]

i cut my hair for the douchebags (hashtag) superficialworldproblems

truth: i cut my hair for the douchebags. let's explore, shall we? (per usual, this is rhetorical. it's near midnight. and i'm awake so i'm def going to explore. though i shouldn't be. because my eyes feel heavy as i write. but i know as soon as a lay down, the thoughts and restlessness of [...]

“I am woman; hear me” — or sexist musings

I feel like I should put a warning label for explicit content like they do on a Lil Wayne CD or something. How does that go? Warning: the following may be inappropriate for children under 17….wait, I think that line is used for films or television shows…you get the point though. Fair warning. Apologies in [...]

Being proud — or, not my father’s reasons.

Well, folks, it finally happened. My dad told me he was proud of me. Clear as day. Mija, I'm proud of you. His reason? Me not being pregnant or having children at this point in my life. Now, I can sit here and write about the machismo-reasonings behind that statement. the actual "i'm proud of [...]

“you look better with the lights off” — or the naked truth

"I hope you don't take this the wrong way. Girl you look better with the lights off." Sorry Mr. Breezy & New Boyz, I think most would take it the wrong way. kindasortalike when you say "no offense buuut...," the statement tends to indeed bring offense, despite your polite preface. But let's purposefully overlook the [...]