I am reminded of what my parents – my mother in particular – used to say: You will have to work twice as hard to get half as far.
In the end, the clothes and the music are fine. It is the use of actual bodies that most unnerves.
The number one killer of African-American women ages 15 to 34 is homicide at the hands of a current or former partner, says the ABA.
Dreams change. Friendships slip away. This is difficult to process. It seems unfair.
People often say, “What was my life before this show, this movie, this book?” I know that feeling.
Pinterest is a way to action and to put in place the self one most desires.
Denise Huxtable was a character from more than 20 years ago, and since then, the image of the black woman in pop culture can best be described by one of two stereotypes: the tragic and the divine.
You don’t feel rested, just more tired. You feel ashamed because of the hours you missed, the work you’ve put off, the responsibilities that still linger.
“What are these?” I asked as we separated our uniforms. “Your dance tights,” my coach responded. “This is not my skin tone.” “Well, of course, Brittany. But I want all of the girls to look the same.”