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Somebody That I Used to Know: How to Remove Toxic People from Your Life

Somebody That I Used to Know: How to Remove Toxic People from Your Life

“Now you’re just somebody that I used to know…” ~Gotye We’ve all met toxic people. You know the type – they’re always bitter, negative, and condescending. They cannot see the good in anything or anyone but themselves. They are energy vampires or Dementors sucking the […]

Black Women Are Becoming the White Women, White Men, and the Straight Black Men of Black Women

Black Women Are Becoming the White Women, White Men, and the Straight Black Men of Black Women

I miss TV shows like Girlfriends and Living Single. Each show centered on four friends. They were dynamic, beautiful, but not perfect, professional black women. They loved and supported each other, but most importantly, even when they had disagreements or full-blown arguments, they still had each other’s backs. I […]

Mirror, Mirror…

Mirror, Mirror…

  “…on the wall, who’s my biggest hater of all?” I hate to admit it, but at times, the answer to that question was the chick gazing back at me. Honestly, there have been far too many times when I was my own worst enemy. […]

Real Recognizes Real

Real Recognizes Real

“Is it real son, is it really real son? Let me know its real son if it’s really real…” ~ Method Man Recently, the website MadameNoire published a great article entitled, How This Casual Era of Non-Relationships is Changing Us. My social media circles have been […]

Mieko’s Musings: The Remix

Mieko’s Musings: The Remix

“Every one of us has an essential contribution to make, and we can do so only by taking the risk of being uniquely our own selves.” ~Carol Pearson. Hey Family! I promised once the rebranding was complete I would check in and give you the […]

Happy Rebirthday to Me!

Happy Rebirthday to Me!

“I reminisce for a spell, or shall I say think back 48 years ago to keep it on track. The birth of a child on the 25th of February, a girl – the seed of James and Mary…” Heeey Family!! How Y’all doin’? How your […]

Lower Your Skirt and Raise Your Standards

Lower Your Skirt and Raise Your Standards

Ladies let’s talk. I know it’s hard out here in these dating streets. However, you’re creating monsters then complaining that they’re terrorizing the village! Every day you’re putting on your sun hat and gardening gloves then heading outside to till and fertilize the soil where you sow the […]

Dreams Deferred

Dreams Deferred

“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore…” ~ Langston Hughes What happened to your dreams? When did you let them go? Why did you decide they weren’t worth pursuing? You say […]

The Curious Case of ‘Community Peen.’

The Curious Case of ‘Community Peen.’

  Social Media has changed the way we date for better and for worse. On one hand, you have a practically endless pool of potential partners literally at your fingertips. On the other hand, he has a practically endless pool of potential partners literally at […]

To Fuck You Up Would Be Satisfying But to Forgive is Divine

To Fuck You Up Would Be Satisfying But to Forgive is Divine

Happy Friday my loves!! I hope you had a pleasant and productive week and are kicking back this evening enjoying your vice of choice. As promised, I’m sharing a forgiveness ritual for those of you ready to free yourself from anger and bitterness. Trust me, […]