Its My Birthday and I’ll Demand Gifts If I Want To

Facebook keeps asking me to fundraise or to ask my friends to support a cause in honor of my birthday, which is coming up very soon. I’m pretty sure that the idea is for people to give to non-profit organizations but... I am a special cause. Give me money. Seriously. I understand that the idea … Continue reading Its My Birthday and I’ll Demand Gifts If I Want To

#WCW — Solange

Last year's critically acclaimed visual album, Lemonade grabbed hold of every sister circle in earshot and refused to let them go. The celebration of love, scorn and redemption carefully woven together with poetry by Warsan Shire is Beyoncé's greatest non-human creation to date. As we coasted through our days screaming, "Don't hurtchoself!" and "I AINT SORRY!", … Continue reading #WCW — Solange

Motivation Monday: Limitless at Any Age

A poor nights sleep and early wake up time left me with body aches. For some reason, I started thinking about growing older. Nearly all of my closest friends are about ten years older than me. I wondered when I'd start befriending younger women whose energies spoke to me, I thought about the insight into … Continue reading Motivation Monday: Limitless at Any Age

Remembering Korryn Gaines, 1 Year Later

Today, Brown Girls Out Loud is kicking off our Milk and Motherhood series. In the coming days and weeks, we will celebrate life and love but before we do, we will honor Korryn Gaines and acknowledge the mother she was not permitted to be. In her death, let's remember that her life was revolutionary and … Continue reading Remembering Korryn Gaines, 1 Year Later

Milk and Motherhood

The month of August has been coined National Breastfeeding Awareness Month in the United States. The month is kicked off with World Breastfeeding Week, named by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action(WABA). The last has is known as Black Breastfeeding Week, celebrating Black nursing parents and bringing attention to health and access to resource disparities … Continue reading Milk and Motherhood

New Heirs to the Throne: Reflections of Postpartum Beyoncé

They are here, officially, and fabulous. And so is their mother. In the middle of the night (for us East Coast folk), Beyoncé hopped onto Instagram to make her first announcement of the arrival of her divine progeny to celebrate their first month of life. By the time I woke up, over six million people … Continue reading New Heirs to the Throne: Reflections of Postpartum Beyoncé