The Black Female Faces of My Childhood…

The Black Female Faces of My Childhood…

In honor of Women’s History Month I compiled a list to commemorating the brown faces that that shaped my childhood as a budding black woman. How many of these do you remember?   Tia and Tamara Mowry from Sister Sister   Who didn’t want to be the Mowry twins growing up? From their beautiful hair to their [...]

I am NOT Mary Jane

I am NOT Mary Jane

In recent conversation with a coworker, I faced an unsettling reality of black female influence on the silver screen. Due to our inability to talk about much else, our conversation lingered to the recent episode of Being Mary Jane. Specifically, we discussed Mary Jane’s intentional attempt to become impregnated by an ex boyfriend who currently has [...]

For Colored Girls Who Fear the Sun During Summertime

To my sun kissed sisterswho fear the further browning of theiralready brown skin,I hear your silent cries as you evade “thekryptonite of your beauty” otherwise known asthe summer sun.However the complexities of your color are nothing but lieslies to get you to run from the sunas our majority counterparts run towards itrejoice brown girlin the [...]