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Happy Thanksgiving in Honor of A Rebel in Herstory: La Maupin

A belated Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate this holiday (which is probably most of you because most of my readers are from the US)! 567 more words

Pretty Paradoxical!

(Just a heads up, but I will be making some references that are not politically correct and are infused with stereotypes, but they are simply my thoughts about my sexuality and they help me sort things out in my mind. 1,124 more words


The Black Woman Engineer

“I’m an engineer.”

When I introduce myself like that to people outside the world of engineering, they think I’m joking.

They give me that look that seems to say, “Yeah, right. 950 more words

Redefining Blackness

Gifts for boys - a Tesco Tweetstorm

Tesco were recently in the news for having a sign which referred to a superhero alarm clock as a “gift for a boy”, and suffered a Tweetstorm of bad press after a complaint from a seven-year-old girl, resulting in them removing it. 204 more words


The "good" girl

A question that has been almost plaguing my mind is whatever happened to appreciating the good girl. In case you’re wondering, urban dictionary likes to describe the good girl as: 368 more words



To compartmentalize simply means “to divide into sections or categories.” In psychology it is known as “an unconscious psychological defense mechanism used to avoid cognitive dissonance.” It requires a bit of a split, you have to separate the emotions from the experience, tuck them away for later, or shove them somewhere were they will never been seen again. 940 more words