Have a Warm Weekend

Have a Warm Weekend

As the temperature dips, the hot tea and cocoa will be in heavy rotation at my house.

This week I have been recovering from a stiff neck, partially caused by my girls jumping into bed with me and throw my body into the weirdest, uncomfortable positions. Welcome to sleeping with kids. It’s the worst no matter how much you love them.

Last night I had a mini pandemic meltdown that I shared with my Instagram followers. I needed to sulk for a moment, because I am hitting the pandemic wall. I’m an introverted homebody, but we’ve been at this for almost a year. I don’t see us getting back to normal anytime soon.

If you read anything this weekend, please read anything from Banter Republic. If I need a pick me up, a laugh or something thought provoking, he comes through with all of it. Don’t Stop is the latest post and once you start there, you won’t be able to stop. You will want more.

I also finally ordered my daughter that Elsa costume she has been asking for. I totally forgot to order it and pretended it may have been lost in the mail. Welcome to parenthood. And as for the conversation about smooth hair like Elsa, we shut that down. You’re a beautiful, curly haired Elsa. Elsa doesn’t have to look one way.

I am still reading The Body Is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Reese Taylor. I hope to finish it very soon.

Be sure to read Big Girls Need a Cry, and for some healing affirmations, dive into 10 Quotes to Honor Your Healing.

It’s been a proper freezing day, and the weekend will be the same, so stay warm.

What are your weekend plans?

In Honor of Cicely Tyson

In Honor of Cicely Tyson

I was working on a blog post—a love letter to black women—when I heard the news about Ms. Cicely Tyson.

We lost a giant, an icon, a pillar in the Black community. Miss Tyson made it to 96 years of age with a resume many actors dream of. She shattered stereotypes for many dark skinned black women looking for the promise of Hollywood fame, while paving the way for the Nia Longs and the Viola Davises of the world.

My heart aches for those who knew and loved her personally, and for those of us who only knew her from our television screens. She felt like family, because many could see ourselves in her. We all stand on your shoulders Miss Tyson.

May you rest in power, because you live on in us.

(Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images)

10 Quotes to Honor your Healing

10 Quotes to Honor your Healing

Challenges are a rite of passage that no one can escape. We all have our crosses to bear, and that usually means that we need healing at some point in our lives. It doesn’t matter how wealthy or beautiful you are, dealing with life’s hardships are never easy.

Below are a list of healing quotes that honor your challenges and your healing.

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Don’t Take an Easy Pregnancy for Granted

Don’t Take an Easy Pregnancy for Granted

I found out I was pregnant a few days before a trip to St.Lucia. I hadn’t been back to my home country in over ten years and I was excited to once again stand on the land that I once called home. It took three positive tests for me to believe that it was real. What an amazing send off!

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Show Up for Black Women: We’ve Earned It

Show Up for Black Women: We’ve Earned It

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” 

Martin Luther King Jr. (Strength to Love, 1963)

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There is such significance in this day and it holds such great meaning for many of us.

Black women’s role in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States is pivotal, because we were at the forefront of King’s fight for equality. In the midst of being the backbone of our families, we manage to stand up to systems that create inequality in an effort to create a more hopeful future for our descendants.

As was proven even more recently in the Georgia senate races, we show up and we show out. The one woman powerhouse Stacey Abrams, and many other black women have proven time and time again that the voice of black women will be heard and respected. We have a long track record of community care, in spite of the many negative depictions of our existence.

I couldn’t end Martin Luther King Jr. day without recognizing the force that black women are and the allies who support us. There is no better day to recognize that.

(Photo from Essence Magazine)