Confessions of a Cereal Killer

Confessions of a Cereal Killer

Sweetened pieces of oats and I go way back. I can’t remember a time where cereal wasn’t a staple in my household. You can find me with a bowl, spoon, a splash of milk and a beloved box in hand for breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack or dinner on the […]

A Cat, Not a Cat Lady
Photo Credit: Olivia Bragg

A Cat, Not a Cat Lady

I don’t really like cats.   This is probably due to a combination of being scratched by one of my grandmother’s kittens as a kid, and never owning one because of my dad’s allergy. However, the more time that passes, the more I’m sure I may not be a cat […]

Learning to Live Outside the Classroom

Learning to Live Outside the Classroom

I never dreamt my life would change so drastically after I unexpectedly took a few years away from university studies. In 2013, I ignored self-doubt and decided to explore my talents in music. Those years away from school saved me from spending unnecessary time pursuing dreams other than my own. […]

If I had the Chance
Photo credit: Laura Grace Pustmueller

If I had the Chance

Dear Mom, I don’t even know where to begin. It’s been 19 years since you passed away. Most days when I think about you, everything is fine. People can ask me about you and I tell them the facts. No emotions involved: My mom’s name was Laura; she had breast […]

Top Black Movies

Top Black Movies

When I was a little kid, I remember going to the movie theater and seeing a predominantly white cast. It was rare when a movie had a dominantly black cast and when they did it was something to be celebrated. Seeing the ideas, culture and lives of people like me […]