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5 Reasons You Might Say Something Racist (Part 2)

As a black person I’ve never wanted or expected people to un-see my colour to somehow help me feel more secure or welcomed as a black person. I am a proud black woman. By all means, see my colour and see my culture. Just don’t make negative assumptions about me based on my colour.

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The Life you Avoid Might be the Life you Need

You watch your parents struggle and vow that will never be you. You’re going to have the good life and avoid all the pain you can. Who wants to make life about working, saving, nagging and never going anywhere? No one! So as soon as you think you’re old enough, you reject the lifestyle your…… Continue reading The Life you Avoid Might be the Life you Need

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10 Signs you Suck at Self-Management

Most could say that we grew up with parents or invested adults telling us what to do. Clean your room, eat your veggies, don’t waste your money, organize  your time. It’s no secret that most of the conflict that parents have with their children is in the area of discipline with the purpose of teaching them…… Continue reading 10 Signs you Suck at Self-Management

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Sex and Women in the Music Industry

I have to come clean. I don’t watch music awards anymore or most award shows for that matter. I usually hear about what happened the next day via social media. So in December when I heard about a speech Madonna made about her difficulties coming up in a male dominated and sexist music industry and my interest…… Continue reading Sex and Women in the Music Industry

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The Day She Ran Away

What kind of responsibility do female artists have to the younger generation? I sometimes get frustrated by the dual messages some female artists display. On the one hand they spout that they are empowered but frame themselves into scantily clad unrealistic props made for the sole purpose of shock value and entertaining male fantasies.  Are these images…… Continue reading The Day She Ran Away

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The Unsettling Fear of Being a Teen Mom

Once I was having a conversation with a young woman and asked her about her goals. She told me that she wanted to graduate and not get pregnant. It got me wondering about goals. Like, once they’ve made it past that…then what? I was a bit sad that she didn’t seem to have any other…… Continue reading The Unsettling Fear of Being a Teen Mom