My birthday & Trayvon Martin

Below is an abstract from a paper I wrote back in 2012 while I was in graduate school.  The paper was entitled, "Sheep Led to Slaughter: How the Trayvon Martin case embodies the symbolic messages of Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep." It will always serve as my tribute to Trayvon. If you don't know who … Continue reading My birthday & Trayvon Martin

New Year’s resolutions and other foolery

Like my fellow blogger, Cierra, the first thing I did when asked what I’m looking forward to in 2017 is took a long and deep breath.  There is a huge presumption behind the question that you’re actually at a place of looking forward to anything. I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions, which we … Continue reading New Year’s resolutions and other foolery

On the matter of “great sex”

I know what you're thinking.  There she goes again talking about sex.  And really what it is is me not talking about sex as much as I'm reacting to all the talk about sex. I love film, television, music...culture, but I'm critical as hell of it.  It's like that big brother/sister you adored as a … Continue reading On the matter of “great sex”

Social Media Authenticity: The reason I didn’t have my husband remove the unflattering pic of me on his FB page

"If people are going to see me on social media, I want people to see my real life, the good, bad, and ugly of it all because human perfection is not beautiful, it's a lie." I gotta give it to Alicia Keys.  It takes character to decide to ditch make up in an industry as … Continue reading Social Media Authenticity: The reason I didn’t have my husband remove the unflattering pic of me on his FB page

F$#king with Intentionality: How infertility both disrupted and clarified my sex life

"Trying" to conceive is a conundrum.  How do you "try" to f#ck?  Well, put it in those terms, one doesn’t need to try, right?  "F$#king" denotes a sort of ease, no effort, a phenomenon that comes naturally, hence the various contexts that we say, "F%ck you!"  There are countless ways to communicate the mechanics that … Continue reading F$#king with Intentionality: How infertility both disrupted and clarified my sex life