PIMA Chronicles #12: Best Birth Control Ever!

January 11th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, Featured, Fiction Writing

PIMA Chronicles #12: Best Birth Control Ever!

Imagine. Its you’re first full day in Sierra Leone. You’re laying pool-side. Sun is all around you. Water is glistening in front of you. Adele is soothing your soul, “We could of had it all…” And then… “WAAAAHH!!!” A baby decides to not only shatter the moment, but your entire piece of mind. Now usually, […]

Top 5 Records On Repeat In Sierra Leone

January 10th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, Featured, My Two Cents

Top 5 Records On Repeat In Sierra Leone

I just came back from spending 3 weeks in Sierra Leone for the holidays, and my feet have not recovered from all the dancing I did while I was there. One thing I LOVE about Sierra Leoneans (and most Africans in general) is we know how to have a good time! And I don’t care if […]

Love and Sex in 2012: What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

January 1st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, Dating Chatter, Featured

Love and Sex in 2012: What Are Your New Year's Resolutions?

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. So with that in mind: When it comes to Love, Sex, and Relationships- What’s your plane for 2012? For some inspiration- in my last Bedsider vlog I get a few resolutions “on the record”… Including mine! Check them out:

5 Things I Wish My Mom Had Told Me About Sex

November 23rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, Dating Chatter, Featured, Videos

5 Things I Wish My Mom Had Told Me About Sex

Recently I asked how you learned about sex:   From what I gathered from the people I spoke to, most of us did not get the “sex talk” from our parents. We talked about sex with our friends or older siblings, or just learned as we went along. This got me thinking: What would have […]

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    My new essay explores how Beyonce’s feminist stance in pop culture helped frame my own feminist awakening:

    "I am in my 30s and was emboldened by Beyonce’s feminist stance on that stage, and can’t help but believe that that image will be equally as powerful to young people who witness that moment, whose first engagement with feminism will be that moment. Maybe, just maybe, Beyonce will serve as the bridgebetween pop culture and feminists like bell and Barbara and Audre, maybe some young woman bobbing her head to ‘Blow’ or ‘Partition’ or ‘Flawless’ will do so while reading Ain’t I A Woman? or Homegirls or Sister Outsider.”

    —FROM my new essay: My Feminist Awakening & the Influence of Beyonce’s Pop Culture Declaration

  • A friend who just graduated and going through the “I can’t find a job in my field” blues asked me for advice. I directed her to where I went for inspiration when I was going through the same thing. I still play this Will Smith video every time I doubt my purpose. Here is the full list I sent her.

  • Conversations by the pool

    Met two women from Toronto by the pool. After we exchanged pleasantries for a bit, they asked about #Ferguson— they’ve been watching news about it all week, they said. I told them about #EricGarner (they hadn’t heard about him). They informed me someone else was killed by police in St Louie last night (need to fact check that). We bonded in our frustration and helplessness as the Costa Rican sun hit our face. They said they hoped this moment was our generations civil rights movement. I agreed, then got up to get a drink.

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