ICYMI: I was cheated on in my marriage! (Spoiler Alert: I stayed!)

So it’s kinda funny how this post came about. I received an interesting email yesterday from someone whom I’ve never met but they felt it was important to let me know that I’m being dishonest with myself and you guys! The message read: Besides the phony “glad you found your peace girlie” opening and the shade of suggesting I should work on myself at the end…what bothered me the most about this email is the accusation of me not being 100 with my readers. I’m pretty transparent. Almost to a…

Emotional Barriers: The Stigmas By Katherine March

The common displacement of thought over emotion is often thrown hard at women in today’s world of dating and/or overall romance. It projects onto the stigma that women are overall more emotional than men and don’t put thought into situations once their feelings are involved. While women tend to project out the feeling that men lack both empathy and sympathy when it comes to emotional expression. I wouldn’t say those notions are completely wrong but it has built up a very big emotional barrier for the genders when it comes…

Elijah McClain was a Black Nerd, like a lot of us; And they killed him anyway

I assiduously wear the Blerd moniker as a badge of honor. That label, that honor means so much to me, that I have the words “Black Nerd” tattooed in the inner part of my upper right arm. It defines me. It defines a lot of us. Blerds are different. That’s why we exist. It’s not just for the love of comic books, or Star Wars, or anime, or Lovecraft Country or astrophysics. Nah, it just means we embraced our uniqueness. That we’re proud to be…different. Not better; Not smarter; Just…different.…

Why We Should Be Hella Concerned About Environmental Racism By Kymberly Akpowowo

What does August 29, 2005, vs. August 29, 2021, have in common? Sadly, a lot. Exactly 16 years to the day that Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc in the state of Louisiana residents are dealing with Hurricane Ida. 16 years later we have made minimal progress in the fight to dismantle/improve the damaging effects of structural and environmental racism. To note, about 60% of the population in New Orleans is Black. At the time this post was penned, more than 800,000 residents were without power, sewage, or water in Louisiana. Of…