Being a black woman is great. But being a black woman on social media can be a pain in the ass.
The sexual exploitation of black girls continues to only be a problem for black girls. For the world at large? Not so much.
Rape is a lazy plot device that -- nine times out of ten -- ends up being handled in such a hamfisted way that it makes me throw things at the screen.
street harassment
For some men, any woman is fair game. And depending on who they are, what they look like, and where they fall on the socioeconomic spectrum, standing their ground could prove deadly.
Giving up my fertility was one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make. For a long time, I regretted it.
making friends
Growing up, I was the girl who blasted Bon Jovi in the tiny subsidized apartment I shared with my mother, the one who preferred Friends to Martin and John Hughes to Spike Lee. Is it any wonder, then, why my mother would set me up on a Black Friend Date?