Book Review: Transcendent Kingdom

This past September, when this book was released, it blew up all over social media and being the book nerd that I am- I had to hop onto the trend to see what the fuss was about. If you haven’t heard of Yaa Gyasi before, you are simply missing out. I realize I forgot to…

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Sweet Surprise

Sweet, sweet surprise,The depth of my feelings for you, Was something I never prepared for,I am a planner, I think ahead, I organize and I execute,Surprises aren’t my think, It requires me to let go andRelinquish control,You flew into my life, At a time when I was leaving it all up to fate,To see what…

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The Body Series: Reclaiming My Body

I began this post back at the beginning of the summer, I wasn’t feeling very confident about myself, I had recently began the tedious task of “online” dating and struggling a little bit with my self-worth. It’s amazing how words will reenter your consciousness when you’re feeling down, things you never believed about yourself surface…

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Millage

I often think about the roads that lead us to each other,The miles and miles of distance we crossed,For us to chance upon each other,The lives lived, the failed relationships,To bring us here. In the now.I look in your eyes and wonder about the heartaches behind us,For me to be so lucky to have you…

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Book Review: Hood Feminism

You would have to be living under a rock to not of heard of this book. I’ll admit, reading this, digesting it and then trying to sit down and crank out a blog post on this book, was difficult. Not because of the book itself, but more about how I felt I could discuss/share about…

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Car Parts

I count the miles until I get to see you again,Watching road after road roll by as I get closer to you,The revving of engines match my heartbeat,As more pavement peels away in the rearview mirror,My excitement mounts, knowing I am one step closer to seeing you,Counting the miles and moving towards you,Traffic lights and…

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RnR’s Shop Local Gift Guide

This year, as 2020 has hit most of us very dramatically and especially businesses, we wanted to showcase some of the wonderful small businesses we personally support, but also in keeping in line with our goals for 2020 to make a smaller footprint when it came to where we spent our money. It just so…

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Night Friend

The night time is the worst,I can almost feel the loneliness begin to creep its way as soon as the sun sets,Feeling like no one cares or thinks about me,After all my duties are done and I sit alone,Surrounded by 4 walls and no one to talk to,What do I do?Who do I turn to?Who…

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Does My Blackness Offend You?

Trust me when I say this, some times people can be guilty speaking well before they actually think- I have been known to put my foot in my mouth many many times, especially when I’m nervous. But there is definitely a line I would never cross, be it because I was raised properly or because…

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Words To Swallow

I look at you and feel an overwhelming rush of emotions,So many words I wish I could say, But they all pile up in my throat,Bubbling, churning and flipping over inside me, This is literally my deepest fear,Taking a chance and saying how I feel,Opening myself up, being vulnerable,How can I let you know just…

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