I'm just going to say it -- I'm an Etsy fiend. FIEND. I love supporting small artists/business, and I especially love getting custom stuff ordered. Today, however, I'm just going to focus on black owned Etsy shops I absolutely drool over. This one I almost don't even want to divulge it's so good. I kinda … Continue reading black owned businesses I obsess over
I've written about this before. I'm taking a creative nonfiction class, and this was a writing assignment for that. I recycled some bits and pieces from past posts, as you may notice. I figured I'd post anyway. Art by Cristen Craven Barnard Having been born in Mississippi, one might assume that my sense of belonging … Continue reading finding home, again
Hey, I'm not here to be a pretentious jerk. I am just going to keep a running list of common mistakes I hear almost every day. I appreciate when people tell me how to speak correctly, so I figured I'd do the same. All of these I'll double check on Google, so this is for … Continue reading grammar mistakes i hear all the time
Since my neighborhood literally ran out of running water (our lines froze), my school workload has lessened somewhat. I've taken that time this Friday to do some things I enjoy for a change, and one of those things is browsing makeup sales. I am somewhat of a connoisseur, having to take myself from a rough … Continue reading my Sephora sale picks, February 2021
I was the baby of four children who were way older, so I spent my youth not riding bikes but pretending to read the Catcher in the Rye. This experience has left me with a level of pretension that is hard to match. I was also quiz bowl captain and generally restless, so I've been … Continue reading art I like for certain moods
First off, I want to say that opinions about this of course vary widely and that my take on this probably shouldn't be the one you listen to. I will give you my opinion though, having loved and lost a lot -- both romantically and platonically -- in my short life. To put it simply, … Continue reading is it wrong to pursue your friend’s ex?
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"This is your dog," my mom said, emphatically shoving a phone in my face that presented a picture of the scraggliest, oddest-looking kangaroo/deer creature I had ever seen. I'm not sure what caused me to pick up the phone -- whether it were desperation after having searched for a dog to adopt for months, plain … Continue reading the dog who rescued me
This is a question I've found myself asking myself a number of times in my life, whether it be concerning a romantic or platonic relationship. Everyone will find his or herself in this position at least once in life, but I think I've been there so many times because I was very fake for a … Continue reading is it a toxic relationship or are we just in a rough patch?
This past weekend I recorded a podcast with my friend Lee Carl (if you want to go check it out, it's the post below this one), and he asked me a question that had never actually been directly posed to me. Right in the middle of conversation, he looked me in the eyes and asked, … Continue reading am i misunderstood or just a crazy b-word?
I recognize that I am a political crusader type on social media. I realize that many of you (probably white males in particular) roll your eyes when you see that yet another stress-inducing and condescending Ethel post is rolling in. I know the feeling when news is the last thing you want to see on … Continue reading for those of you who have considered unfriending me this past year
When I first read this question posed to me by a reader, I laughed aloud because the truth is...I was the f-boy's biggest fan until fairly recently in my life. The question posed to me was this -- how do we distinguish between boys and men? Between the frat bros who won't even order you … Continue reading frat boys vs men: the real difference between them and how to steer clear of toxic relationships