Living with Diabetes: Part 2

Living with diabetes is a forever changing cycle, but right now, I found something that works for me. I left off at a not so great place in my last entry. I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was around 19 years old, which was surprising because I was 110 pounds (or less), went to…

An Open Letter

The last couple of months have been a real struggle. We are in a pandemic, and we are still fighting against police brutality and racism. I wanted to write an open letter about some of my past experiences and how I feel today. Growing up, I had "the talk" about how to act around police. I knew…

How Can I Help?

I hope my advice can help you if you're confused or unsure what to do to help support the Black Lives Matter movement. A few of my friends reached out to me, so I wanted to create something that can be shared. Educate yourself: This will take time, effort, and personal growth. It's fine to…

My Worst Date EVER!

Hi, Y'all!  I hope quarantine is treating you as well as it can. I feel like I haven't told a story in a while, and I was talking with one of my friends about how dating can be kind of daunting. The conversation turned into us, sharing some of our dating horror stories. While I…

We’re Going To Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union [Book Review]

I was thrilled to receive We're Going to Need More Wine as a gift from my cousin. She handed me the book and said, "Elizabeth! I was listening to her in an interview, and I thought, THAT'S ELIZABETH!" I ate that complement up because let's get real, Gabrielle Union is fantastic. This memoir has stories…

That Other Time – A Story of High School Humiliation

Oh, God... So now that I've told you about that one time, I gotta tell you about that other time. Last night, I met up with one of my best friends for our Christmas get-together. We have been friends since preschool, and we began sharing stories from when we were younger. So, let me set…

End the Cycle

Have you ever loved someone with everything you have? The love you have for them is unmistakable, but you know they keep you around only because you are convenient? Do they lie and keep you down? Have you realized it's starting to happen, but you stay around because you wish their feelings were real, and…

That One Time – An Embarrassing High School Story

Don't y'all hate when you relive an embarrassing moment? This happened to me this morning while I was driving to work. For some reason, I was reminded of a memory from 2011. I was a sophomore in high school, and I was enrolled in a French course for beginners. In this class, we picked out…

Aha! Identifying and Coping with Manipulative and Narcissistic Relationships

Manipulateverb (used with object), ma·nip·u·lat·ed, ma·nip·u·lat·ing. to manage or influence skillfully, especially in an unfair manner: to manipulate people's feelings.Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a mental health condition characterized by: an inflated sense of importancea deep need for excessive attention and admirationlack of empathy for othersoften having troubled relationships Things a manipulative or narcissistic person does: 1) Knowingly hurts you, but when in your presence acts as a confidante,…

The Little Mermaid

Disney has announced Halle Bailey will be playing Ariel in the upcoming live-action movie of The Little Mermaid! I am so excited. How great will it be for little girls to see another BLACK PRINCESS?! Hell, I'm excited to see it! Princess Tiana didn't come out until 2009, and I was 13, so I didn't…