discretion.

i wonder if you’re as aware of your selfishness as i have to be of mine. if you knew the amount of times my tongue was bruised by its own volatility becau...

four.

 roses with thorns. “Get the fuck on the floor.” “How am i supposed to go back to work like this?” “Bitch, I said get on the floor.” Medina loved 6ft tall...

three.

great ones When Shanelle first learned of her pregnancy, she prayed so hard for a little girl. None of us are sure that she knew exactly what she was asking the...

two.

sometimes it pours    He came. To my house. To my rescue. Inside. He came and I knew the second he exhaled and dropped his head into my right shoulder. Wha...

one.

a note on rainy days This is not a funny story. In fact, it’s so unfunny that it’s hilarious. The events that make up this story did not just happen to me, but ...

sunday night.

After listening to “the weekend” more than enough times, I felt compelled to revisit the hour (see: summer) I dubbed “not my finest.” It...

talking [fear.]

I’m not too prideful to admit that I late bloomed on the magnificence that is Kendrick Duckworth. Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe was cool, but the real ad...

breaking up is hard to do.

You used to share everything. There wasn’t a crevice of her life you weren’t privy to, and the same went for yours. She cheered at your graduation, you at her p...

a Black girl.

 Growing up a Black girl meant I was born with more swag than you could ever imagine and I hate how “yal” made that word popular. It means that they are called ...