Woe is a NO! – 40, Single and Childless

"Why is there is no celebration for the invisible ones who help the world go around?  Since she doesn’t have a ring or child she fades into the crowded background of the miscellaneous." As a single, childless and 40-year-old woman it is rare that people say things like “Congrats on being single. I need to … Continue reading Woe is a NO! – 40, Single and Childless

What I Learned About Dating From My 17 Year Old Self

"I am the type that loves love and relationships. I hate the dating part though. It’s this awkward space full of getting to know someone and that does not always happen easily. I like things that happen organically and naturally. So now at 37, I find it both irritating and aggravating to have to navigate … Continue reading What I Learned About Dating From My 17 Year Old Self

A Super Short Poem – A Relationship DISTRACTED

Having date nights, long walks and endless conversations is what she fantasizes about. Her friends and family notice a change in her swag. Passion spills from her pores. Life shines through her eyes. Her spirit seems to be unbreakable. She’s ready for a life partner. An unconditional love. The moment Mr. comes into view; Miss … Continue reading A Super Short Poem – A Relationship DISTRACTED

Blog Rewind- Things My Mother Told Me About Dating

Mother/ Daughter relationships can be a touchy subject. If you had a solid relationship with your mother, appreciate that gem. But for those of you that did not, or never got the pleasure of growing up with your mother and having Girl Talk, here is a post that is just for you!!     Click … Continue reading Blog Rewind- Things My Mother Told Me About Dating

You’re Thirtysomething. Why Aren’t You Married?

"Actually, I wouldn't mind being more like Blanche Devereaux from The Golden Girls." As soon as I openly admitted to divorcing a few years ago, the first question I was asked was if I wanted to start dating again. While I was appreciative of the encouragement to move on from a relationship that needed to … Continue reading You’re Thirtysomething. Why Aren’t You Married?

Being Black and Gay in America ~ Part II

Part I   If you somehow missed the first part of my candid interview with award winning author, J’son (Lee) Green on his life as a black, gay man in America, I urge you to read it now- Part I. If you’ve already read it then I know you’re anxious for the conclusion of this … Continue reading Being Black and Gay in America ~ Part II

Being Black and Gay in America ~ Part I

"Stacey, I think I’ve always known I was different." A couple of years ago I attended a literary event in Ashville, North Carolina. There was a gentleman there by the name of J’son (Lee) Green. I sat in a seminar he facilitated and had a chance to meet and speak with him afterwards. I found … Continue reading Being Black and Gay in America ~ Part I

Body Image: Interpreting Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman

Body image has always been my issue. When I’m slim, I have no hips or ass. When I gain weight, my body turns into an interesting Sponge Bob sort of dimension. My boobs are loyal and remain not fazed by pounds going up or down. They love me so much; they’ve decided to hang out … Continue reading Body Image: Interpreting Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman

What Should’ve Been Mine ~ Short Story

“Kenya, I can’t thank you enough for watching the kids. I was really in a pinch, but like the amazing sister you are, you’ve come through once again.” Kenya watched her big sister rush around her bedroom gathering and packing things for her last minute business trip. She watched with both admiration and jealousy. She … Continue reading What Should’ve Been Mine ~ Short Story

Black Women Are For Grownups- Why Billionaires Choose Black Women For Wives

"If these billionaires are doting on Black women, why don't Black women feel the same about themselves?" I came across this article that has been shared over and over online about how billionaire Ben Horowitz was alleged to have made the comment that men like himself prefer to date Black women because "they are for … Continue reading Black Women Are For Grownups- Why Billionaires Choose Black Women For Wives