How A Nikki Giovanni Quote Gave Me The Confidence I’d Been Longing For

Putting your art out for the world to critique is hard. It’s one of the most vulnerable things I’ve done in life. I always knew that I wanted to explore and nurture my artistic side, but I allowed my low self esteem to dictate my vision. Time and time, I would map out these life plans and dreams just to find every excuse in the … Continue reading How A Nikki Giovanni Quote Gave Me The Confidence I’d Been Longing For

Graduating On Time Or Early Isn’t Necessarily A Good Thing

The most talked about thing in college is graduation. It’s like people bypass the college experience and immediately jump to post grad life. The problem with that is, many college students don’t take full advantage of what their institution offers. So yeah, you graduated on time or early just to be struggling to find a job after graduation. How crazy is that? Taken from Pinterest … Continue reading Graduating On Time Or Early Isn’t Necessarily A Good Thing

Don’t DisGUSTA (Fun Eats in Augusta, Ga) Pt.2

Augusta, Georgia is mostly known for the Masters, but what if I told you there was something else just as exciting to do in Augusta? Many people don’t think of food when they think about visiting Augusta, but they should! Augusta cuisine is upcoming with a vast diversity that still screams southernness. Indulging in Augusta cuisine isn’t just something to do, it’s a must have … Continue reading Don’t DisGUSTA (Fun Eats in Augusta, Ga) Pt.2

Effective Ways To Keep Depressive Thoughts Away

Like most Americans, I’ve been dealing with depression for awhile. It’s a forever wave of sad and negative thoughts sometimes triggered by stress or trauma. One year, my depression got so bad, I called the suicide helpline. It wasn’t that I wanted to commit suicide, I just needed direction. I knew that I refused to leave my family behind without trying, and I knew that … Continue reading Effective Ways To Keep Depressive Thoughts Away

Songs To Get You Through Finals #ThankMeLater

Hallelujah, I made it! The semester ended today and I’ve never been so relieved. This semester has been my toughest thus far. To make things more stressful than usual, I had to bring the kids to class with me for the last month of school. It’s one thing to drag 1 kid to class but imagine toting 2 humans around campus! Some days, I questioned … Continue reading Songs To Get You Through Finals #ThankMeLater

You Had Me At Black (Black at a PWI)

It’s the first day of your freshman year in college. You’renervous. “Will I fit in?” “Will I make friends?” “Will I see anyone who looks like me?” These are just a couple of the questions you ask yourself. The day progresses and you go along with your schedule and one thing is uncomfortably apparent, one thing sticks out the most; you my friend, are the only black student in many of your classes. For most, this realization is a … Continue reading You Had Me At Black (Black at a PWI)

#CollegeMom Starter Kit

Fall semester started back this past Wednesday and ya girl is already exhausted! I envy my young fresh faced classmates that complain about balancing work and school! “Tired?” I asked them in my Soulja Boy voice. “I’ll show these young bucks tired…” I think to myself! Picture taken from okayplayer.com So it’s the first day of class and as always, my professors are explaining the … Continue reading #CollegeMom Starter Kit