A “Thank You” for Teachers

A high school classmate of mine who also has a personal blog, wrote a post entitled “A Letter to My A.P. U.S. History Teacher.” Shoutout to Olivia. Check out her blog here: http://anchorformysoul320.wordpress.com/. Being someone who has always expressed themselves best through writing (I literally would write my parents essays and notes when I needed to explain something I did wrong), I found the idea very refreshing. … Continue reading A “Thank You” for Teachers

Most Friendships Are Meant to be Temporary

By the middle of April, most of my high school classmates had given up on learning anything. The ‘Senioritis’ was real. Most of my teachers understood this fact and opted to share their advice about life after we walked across the stage in May. The number one thing that almost every adult stressed was that the friendships that we had now probably wouldn’t exist in … Continue reading Most Friendships Are Meant to be Temporary

Growing Up Black In America

Growing Up Black in America Means… Being followed around in a jewelry store as a 7th grader. Seeing very little representation of yourself on T.V. Except on B.E.T. (And seeing arguments that one channel centered on black entertainment is racist). Having to (laughingly) explaining the difference between a perm and natural hair to, well, a lot of people. Seeing videos of black and brown people … Continue reading Growing Up Black In America

I Am Not Your “Model” Christian

I grew up in the Baptist Church. I’m talking tambourines, huge choirs, 3 hour services, and church mothers. But that doesn’t mean anything because: I don’t pray every day. Most days, my prayers don’t offer up praise and thanksgiving. Rather, I ask a multitude of questions and wait patiently for answers. Sometimes it seems like they don’t come. I don’t go to church every single … Continue reading I Am Not Your “Model” Christian