My Obsessions. My Happiness.My Sanity

LIBRARIES AND BOOKS: I am typing this from a library, and on my days of feeling low, I go to a library. My parents taught me the love of books,and without books and writing, I’m only a portion of a human being. I can spend the entire day at the library because it brings me…

I Need You To Promise To Hold On To Me — Thought Catalog

laurenritaHold on. I’m just starting to discover me, while I discover us. I’m a beginner in all of this. I don’t know how to be. And I don’t know how you want me to be. Don’t tell me to just be myself – you can count on it that I will not masquerade as anyone… via…

A Daughter Then. A Daughter Now

My little obsession. My daughter- niece, that’s what I call her. This little girl! I know now how beautiful and sometimes difficult it is to be a daughter, and yet I wouldn’t hold onto a greater title in this lifetime the way I cherish and hold on to the beauty of being a daughter.Just looking at…

Dear Fatherless babygirl

Dear Fatherless babygirl I know. I know the feeling. The feeling of realizing that Father’s day is this coming and you’re going to be as annoyed as ever. The feeling that you don’t have someone to call “Dad”  while others have that right for years to come. I know. Don’t get me started on the…

A Queen Who Slays

14 September 1993…. I love that story, and my mom tells it best, obviously. So, through out my momma’s pregnancy with me, she almost lost me enough times. Enough times! She barely gained weight while she carried me. Infact, she lost weight while she was carrying me. She was basically not well half the time…

Somewhere out there, in some small society , there’s a girl who has such big dreams it hurts. If she had the chance, she’d probably be  a better speaker than me, more confident, more distinct…but we’ll never know. Her people have looked down on her. Doubted her. Hurt her. Don’t put a discount on our…