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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Cognitive Dissonance — or, remind me who I am

I've been having this struggle lately (/slash/ not-so-lately) and I was thinking maybe you've been there too. Or maybe you'll be there someday. Or maybe you've seen someone who's been there. Or...whatever, the point is I asked myself, what's the best thing to do when I'm struggling a bit? explore, of course. sooo....shall we? [and [...]

love (v.)

[Love and heartbreak and happy] I think I lied to you before. ...not intentionally. I guess I also kind of lied to myself. Nothing major. Well, not major major. It has to do with falling in love. I told you before that I had only been in love three times. The fact is it's been [...]

naked.

[vulnerability & happy] So I've been trying to figure out why it's hard for me to write recently, why there are a couple of (completed) drafts in my folder, ready to be published...but not. I think it's because I still feel naked. ...no, not like that. Let's explore. I went on another weekend away. This [...]

confessions

Dear friends-acquaintances-folks from the interweb, I have a few (very honest) confessions to share. I, as explained below, do this cautiously, hoping to spur thoughts but not judgments. So, here they are: I find that, sometimes, I am a crappy daughter, sister, friend person. I’ve learned that while others run toward their family, given that [...]

“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 [...]

25 (on 25)

[on lessons & happy] So I've been 25 for a little over a week now. In that time, I've made a lot of discoveries about life. and love. and happiness. For those of you thinking, "how can you possibly learn those things in a week?? Over exaggerate much about life learnings ma'am?" Well people-friends, I [...]