Posts tagged "Personal Peace"

An Ode to the Men of My Past, Present, and Future As Told By “4:44”

I am the girl whose first introduction into Hip-Hop was sneaking her step-father's copy of Reasonable Doubt in her book bag to play "Dead Presidents II" on her CD player on her way to school.  I am the girl who begged her mother for a pair of S Dot Carters the moment they dropped. I am the girl who in 2004 watched in amazement as Hov tore down Madison Square...

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Lessons From “The Weekend” Girl

If you know me, read my blog, or even listen to my podcast, you know two things about me: My dating life is a series of unfortunate events and I learn things on my time which is a very nice way of saying I'm hard headed. While spending the entire weekend listening to the album that has become the soundtrack to my messy ass life, SZA's CTRL, one track really...

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I’m on a Mission to Get My Inspiration Back

in·spi·ra·tion \ˌin(t)-spə-ˈrā-shən, -(ˌ)spi-\ : something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create : a force or influence that inspires someone : a person, place, experience, etc., that makes someone want to do or create something This morning, I had an epiphany. While listening to The Friend Zone's latest podcast as I got ready for work, I realized I've become...

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The Absence of My Father Haunts Me

Growing up, my biological father wasn't as prevalent in my life as he should've been. We didn't spend time together on Father's Day, instead he got an art and crafts card and a phone call. He never came to my school to talk big to the kids picking on me, instead my mom was there to tell me to "give them big headed kids the middle finger". He was never around...

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