Fitting in During Black History Month

Growing up Haitian in the 90s in America wasn’t…pleasant. I’ve heard it all from, “Didn’t Haitians get AIDs first?” to “Did your parents come on a boat?” And of course, I’ve been hit with the “Wow. You don’t look Haitian. You actually have lots of hair!” Thanks a lot, guys ~__~. Feel free to tuck…

Bad Date Tales: Part 1

I promised one of my twitter followers that once I had a blog up and running I’d write about some of the worst dates I’ve been on. As it is 15 minutes till I get off work and I have an annoying headache sitting at the right side of my head, I suppose there is…

No One Wants A Bone: The Other Side of Body Shaming

“Eat more!” “Why are you so thin??” “Real men want meat not bones!” I’ve grown up hearing all those comments and then some as a naturally petite girl. In a family full of curvy women I always felt completely out of place because of my frame. Regardless of the fact that mainstream lauded women with…

Blood, Sweat and Heels: Its the Daisy and Mica Show

So, I just watched the first episode of “Blood, Sweat and Heels” and it was…something. Although I initially tuned in to watch Melyssa Ford and Demetria Lucas of A Belle in Brooklyn, it was two other cast members who grabbed my attention for all the wrong reasons: Daisy and Mica. Let’s start off with Daisy.…

Little Eyes, Little Ears

**trigger warning for domestic violence** I was twelve years old when I woke up to the sounds of my mother being abused. It was a school night, and the part of the living room I shared with my brother that also served as our room was pitch black. I laid on the top bunk frozen…

Wait a Minute, Sis: My Response to Michaela Angela Davis

One of the last classes I had in undergrad was a feminism course taught by what I figured was a new-age feminist. My professor didn’t believe in the burning of bras, nor did she believe in the exclusion of women of color in the movement. She covered literature and articles in the  canon with a zest…