Love is Not Algebra, Quit Solving Your (E)x

Tell me that I am not the only person who has that one being from their history that recirculates ever so often to bring catastrophe – I call mine “El Niño” for that same reason. We failed because he was overwhelmed by the way in which I love, which I admit is not for theContinue reading “Love is Not Algebra, Quit Solving Your (E)x”

Confidence, Curls and Being A Caymanian Girl – A Chat With @kypoundcake

If I had to describe myself in one sentence, I would say “I’m a black twenty something woman on a journey of finally figuring herself out – in every aspect, in a small society that has constantly made me feel like I should be anyone but myself.” Angelika @kypoundcake I first met Angelika when IContinue reading “Confidence, Curls and Being A Caymanian Girl – A Chat With @kypoundcake”

Being A Woman Is The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Had to Do

First things first – Happy International Women’s Day! Whether you are one of my closest gal pals, a stranger who stumbled here through cyberspace or are slowly becoming one of my “readers”, this world wouldn’t be as amazing without women like you in it. If you are a male reader – hey! Happy to haveContinue reading “Being A Woman Is The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Had to Do”

Dear Takiyah: An Overdue Letter to Myself

I haven’t been the kindest to myself. I can really be mean to me. So in an effort to shake that vibe away, I decided to write myself a letter. I was inspired by a video I saw on BuzzFeed and decided to run with it so here goes… Dear Takiyah, You don’t give yourselfContinue reading “Dear Takiyah: An Overdue Letter to Myself”

Things Your Caribbean Brothers and Sisters Wish You Would Stop

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was coming down the hallway towards my room in Carter Hall my freshman year when I saw water seeping out of my neighbour’s door. A crowd of girls had gathered around and I stopped to comment ‘No way! Tuition is too high for the plumbing to beContinue reading “Things Your Caribbean Brothers and Sisters Wish You Would Stop”

We HAVE to Stop Fighting Over Men – Seriously

Before I go off on a tangent, please know that even I, have had to pray for strength when another woman appeared a little too friendly with my significant other. With maturity, I’ve learned to look to who I made the commitment to, and who made the commitment to me in that situation. He wasContinue reading “We HAVE to Stop Fighting Over Men – Seriously”

Pro-Life, Pro-Choice – Opinion vs. Experience

I have this nervous tick where I wipe imaginary sweat off my brow when I am thinking of something that weighs heavily on me. When a Facebook friend posted on his feed #AbortionisMurder, my hand instantly went to my forehead and I tried to rub my own memories out of my skull. The preliminary detailsContinue reading “Pro-Life, Pro-Choice – Opinion vs. Experience”

I’m Fasting From Throwing Shade – Indefinitely

If Nene Leakes and RuPaul were to have a Caribbean love child – her name would be Takiyah. Nothing gives me more joy than playing the dozens. I wish I could give an example but it doesn’t work like that for me. I am somewhat of a trampoline where the information comes to my mindContinue reading “I’m Fasting From Throwing Shade – Indefinitely”

Being Grateful Doesn’t Mean I Owe You Something

I won’t bore you too much with the details of how my current love and I met. We’re from a small place and always knew of each other, it was just happenstance that made us, us. Two years later, we’ve built something pretty awesome. Don’t get me wrong, we face all the challenges that millennialContinue reading “Being Grateful Doesn’t Mean I Owe You Something”