Bone by Yrsa-Daley Ward (Book Review)

To say that Bone is a book of poetry is a bit of an oversimplification. Bone is a vehicle a griot used to transport her stories. One thing that becomes immediately apparent is that Yrsa-Daley Ward is a storyteller before she is a poet. Her poems weave us through complex romantic interactions and even more…

QWOC Summer Book Club

Hey, Y’all! Okay, I’m super excited! For the first time ever, I am bringing my book review series to an in-person setting!! What?! YES! Registration is required so please find the Eventbrite link here. The book we are reading is Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera. I am SO stoked for everyone to join…

2 Simple Ways to Ask Women Out

Happy Pride Month! Most days I’m unsure whether I’m an extroverted introvert or an antisocial extrovert, either way, I enjoy the art of flirtation. Sometimes, I even want that dance to continue beyond the present moment, though most times I don’t. In those cases, someone has to make the move and acquire the other’s number,…

Can Drake Withstand the Push?

I once wrote an article about how much I love and live for quality rap battles. Now, to my surprise and amusement, a worthwhile one is finally upon us: Drake vs. Pusha T. This beef has been going on for so long that I nearly forgot it was a thing! On Pusha T’s newest album,…

Who I Am and Why I’m Here

I’ve been blogging for a few years now, but I have never taken a moment to fully introduce myself. So, here we are. When I initially began this blog it was as an extension, and eventual replacement, for the “For Your Black? Conscious” newsletter I started during my years in Chicago. The original intent of…