First off let me say that if you do not have a close bond with your vagina, switching to a menstrual cup will change all of that. NGL when I first heard about ‘The Cup’ I was not here for it. I mean the thought of being face to face with my period was not … Continue reading Moon Cup-uriosity: Making Red Letter Days Green
For too long I’ve revelled in my ability to write. I seem like I can. Speak like I can. Am educated to a level that implies that I can. In my head, I am weaving stories that amuse, shock and titillate me to no end. There’s a mythical world somewhere inside of me with many … Continue reading Shonda said Write.
I need you to find space in you to love my hurt because my hurt is vine leaves wrapped tight around my ankles threatening to cripple me forever. My hurt is the realisation that storied heartbreak accounts are tame recollections of the real thing. That the real thing is cloying in its presence. Ever present … Continue reading The Truth About Now.
There is more than one way to tell a story. Eloghosa Osunde is a story-teller across multiple mediums. Exploring the personal and observed through literature: short stories, poetry and an impending debut novel as well as art: painting and photography. She is a prime example of millennial excellence: constantly challenging the notion that one thing … Continue reading ANWHEBE: In Conversation with Eloghosa Osunde.
Two weeks after this episode was supposed to air, NBC finally released the aptly named The Carmichael Show episode “Shoot-Up Able” to the satisfaction of my deeply dedicated self. Released on Wednesday, I only had a chance to view this episode on Friday following an interesting experience the day before. In this episode, the term … Continue reading Shoot-Up Able
Somehow, amid Serena Williams bringing new life into the world, the John McEnroe’s of this world think it pertinent to attack her credibility as ‘The World’s Greatest Athlete’. The unnecessary nature of his comment is part of a long history of white men critiquing black female success when no one asked for their opinion. The … Continue reading McEnroe Please! Let Serena Live!
In the renaissance of Black American sitcoms, The Carmichael Show has been missing from domestic and international discourse. It seems to have fallen to the wayside despite being an excellent body of work heralded by the talented comedian Jerrod Carmichael who also stars in and produces the show. Now in its third season it continues … Continue reading Censorship of Mass Shooting Discussion by NBC on The Carmichael Show.
On Black Sisters’ Street has been on my hit list for over three years now. It is one of those books that caught my eye immediately but kept getting bumped for academic or work related reading. There is something near hypnotic about the naked black back on the cover. The smoothness and sheen of the … Continue reading On Black Sisters’ Street Review for The Book Banque
Sitting outdoors on a warm Sunday evening, there is an air of hopefulness that lingers around the conversation had with Tobi Jaiyesimi, founder and editor of The Book Banque. The Book Banque is a social enterprise that collects and distributes books to disadvantaged communities as well as producing articles focused on the social, political and … Continue reading In Conversation with; The Book Banque