https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7n65rVz95Y "Bad Bitch Support Group" on HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show I saw this sketch back when it first aired and it got me thinking. What's so bad about being basic? I admit to being guilty of using the word right up until I realized that maybe I wasn't as bougie as I thought. … Continue reading What’s wrong with basic?
HBO's "Insecure" is one of my favorite shows. It's funny, beautifully shot, and does a great job of showing the ups and downs of black adulthood. There is a widespread societal myth that once you turn 30, you have it all together. Thanks to the depressed economy, wage inequality, and massive inflation that milennials inherited … Continue reading Insecure: The Married Friend
Two months ago, I turned 29. I feel pretty good about it. I never subscribed to the notion that your life ends when you're 30, or you're a failure if you haven't accomplished every single life goal you have by that age. Unfortunately, I'm starting to notice that the sand in my biological clock is … Continue reading The Parent(hood) Trap
Every other week there's an article about how Millennial employees are all lazy, entitled brats. Well, the truth is that sometimes the problem is a little higher up the food chain. Below are the best practices for running off anyone in your organization who wants to see it succeed... Be unclear about your expectations. Whenever … Continue reading How to Lose an Employee
2016 has been a year. Culturally and politically, as a Black woman, it's been rough. We have a presidential candidate endorsed by the K_K_K who has yet to disavow said endorsement. We lost Prince. It's apparently open warfare between the police and the Black community. Personally, it's also been a trial. My third wedding anniversary … Continue reading Breaking Point
I've got a pretty good life, I must say. There are things I'd like to change, but none of my goals seems impossible. I have a husband I adore, great friends, and I'm starting to finally meet people in Houston. Nevertheless, I'm feeling reflective. I'm 28, so my biological is starting to tick. I want … Continue reading It’s a cliche because it’s true