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PERSONAL: "Lil Nappy Head Girl"

“Come here Lil Nappy Head Girl and let me straighten your hair!”

How many times have little Black girls heard this phrase before while growing up in a home where if you didn’t have your hair relaxed by the age of 8, you were  437 more words

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Life So Calm You Could Skim Rocks Off It

12 days since my last post.

5 days since, for some unknown reason, I became “can’t feel anything” depressed.

1 day since I managed to snap myself out of the zombified sense that I am not in control of people pulling me every which way. 400 more words

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Toronto Island: stories and tips 

I’m on my way back from Toronto island. This bus ride is long. And with two kids ( who might have been fed sugar before they got on ) it feels longer. 910 more words

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Independence Day Reunion

I remember siting on the bus with Tim after our senior party, watching Jordan and Emily leave and saying, “I don’t think I’ll ever see her again.” 737 more words

Day 26 letter challenge

The last person you made a pinky promise to.

Dear Gabrielle,

Hello my beloved niece! How are you? How are your studies going? I hope they’re great! 315 more words

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Summer days

Med veckans värmebölja har det varit svårt att sätta sig ner och skriva ett blogginlägg. Mina dagar har varvats mellan jobb, bad i skärgården, rosévin med vänner, AW med jobbet, grillkväll hos mina föräldrar, födelsedagskalas, kompisar på besök från Sthlm… Ja, ni förstår, full rulle. 116 more words

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The Power of Self Affirmations: Do they actually work?

Most, if not all, humans will agree that continuous repetition of a task, will provide some form an improvement in return. Whether that be, enhanced performance, in regards to: physical activity, memory retention, etc. 1,203 more words

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