‘Insecure’: Growth, Okay?!

The BLOCC is Hot Episode two opens one year after the trip to Stanford University. The BLOCC has taken off and Issa is in Entrepreneur mode setting up events such as a book signing for The Vanishing Half, a gathering for Nathan’s barbershop, and a presentation to woo a local company’s backing for Crenshawn’s, played by Kofi Siriboe (whew, chile), fashion extravaganza. Molly, whose hair has been cut into low natural, is focusing on self-actualization, meditating, and taking on more responsibilities at work. The two have worked their relationship back…

‘Insecure’: The Beginning of the End

Welp y’all, it’s the fifth and final season of HBO’s Insecure, one of the most iconic Black shows of this decade. I’m not going to lie…as a fan of Awkward Black Girl, the original web series that started it all, I feel a way. To watch Issa Rae and her cohorts take this show from a homegrown YouTube production, to a gateway that has opened all kinds of Hollywood doors for everyone involved, has been beyond inspiring. It will be exciting to see where they all land next. Okay, enough…

Let Me Take Off My Bra By Kat March

Classically we as women are sworn into modesty from birth. We are sworn into our mothers’ traumas and our fathers’ regrets. No family dynamic is good enough for you to grow into your own and without mistakes. Dress like this, walk like this, talk like this and of course, never be unlady like. Red lipstick was made for whores. At least that’s what they use to say. If you wore it, it was an invitation for much more than a few drinks and a little conversation. Skirts above the knees just holler coming…

Intentional Parenting by Ayana Conry

There is no rule book to being a parent. For most people, parenting styles are bits and pieces of our own experiences, wanting to (or not wanting to) emulate our parents, the influence of people that we love and trust, society and it’s expectations, and many other outside factors. What I’m realizing though is that parenting is more of an inside job. One thing I’m sure we can all agree on is that there never seems to be enough TIME. Between work, social relationships (romantic and platonic), side hustles, family,…

#SayHerName on the Day We #NeverForget: Asia Cottom

Today marks 20 years since Asia’s murder. Like me, Asia would’ve been 31 this year. Sadly, I can only imagine what life would have been like if she were still alive: College? Kids? Would we have grown apart, or would she be like a sister to me by now? I’ll never know.