July 18th would have been my brother’s twenty-ninth birthday; what should be a day of joy and celebration has become one of the saddest days of the year. As it grows closer, I can’t help but feel … distraught. With each passing day, I feel as if I become weak. Maybe it’s because I can’t … Continue reading Celebrations Amongst Grief
I can’t lie, after a stressful week I feel … defeated - like I gave up and, somehow, the week won. I know, it sounds like overly complicated and drawn out, but that’s how I am at times, it’s what makes me … Alana. This morning, as I sit here reflecting on … Continue reading Soul Care Sunday
A friend and I were having a conversation about forgiveness, and our inability to do so at times. As I sat there and listened to him speak, it made me realize that I have an extremely difficult time with forgiving people. It’s one of those instances where I can’t describe why I feel the way … Continue reading The Art of Forgiving
I’ve always, “felt some type of way” about my looks. I mean, I’m not perfect … my skin isn’t always clear, some days I’m sure I look crazy, and some days I know I look damn good. There has always been this pressure to be thin, to be beautiful 24/7, yet in the world that … Continue reading Unpretty.
The majority of my life has been spent contemplating every single thing that goes wrong in my life, and, at times, I literally let it break me down. Luckily, I’ve changed for the better – growing up, I spent a lot of time relying on the opinions of others because I felt like MY thoughts … Continue reading Let it GO.
In keeping with the “things we shouldn’t discuss, but I’m here for it” category, I wanted to write about intimacy, something some of us fear … something some of us embrace with open arms. Intimacy - the feeling of being close to one another, to share a moment, or create ones that will last a … Continue reading NAKED.
We live in a society where it seems as if women are held at a different standard from men. Men talk about their many sexual conquests and can openly express how bad they need a “bad bitch to come fuck,” or they need somebody to suck their dick (Yes, we’re getting into this) and everybody … Continue reading Let’s Talk about SEX.