Dear Body, I think we've been getting along quite well, don't cha think? Sure, I wake up in the mirror sometimes and ask why you aren't smaller yet...but let's just chalk that up to "that" time of the month. Body, since being at home I've recognized that I owe you a GRAND apology. You see...I … Continue reading A Second Letter to My Unruly Body
Hi folks! Long time, no write, huh? It's been a WHIRLWIND of a semester and for the sake of NOT having another long post. Here are my life updates in a nutshell: 1) I graduated on May 13th with a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and a Certificate in Maternal/Child Health, 2) I moved … Continue reading This Stops Now!
We want all the wrong things in our lives when times get tough...we never want to...wait. Because, what do you do...when the waiting gets tough? Well, when the waiting gets tough...you keep waiting. It's been eight months and four days since the last time I had sex...was my last time. I remember I entered the … Continue reading When the waiting gets tough…
"I done had a really long winter. A beautiful summer is calling" - 6lack I've been sitting on this post for a while now, but before the new year starts...I figured better now than never. So, here goes. There's no other way to jump into this post other than head first. If you've been keeping … Continue reading Finding Comfort…in the Uncomfortable
Dear Body, I looked at my mother, and she's so small now...I shriveled up, looking at myself, thinking "Why can't that be you?" I think "love/hate" is an understatement of what I actually go through with you. Everyone tells me, "I'd kill for a body like yours"...but I still have moments where I dread you. … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Unruly Body
I went to a session, and someone noted that people were saying that maybe Kanye wouldn't be Kanye if he had the support of a black woman. But, when did that become the black woman's job? When did it become my 9 to 5 to drown for the very beings that wouldn't swim for me? … Continue reading “Don’t Save ‘Em”:The Problem with the Black Superwoman Syndrome (feat. Jermaine Cole)
This is written in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJt8oSUvc3g Directions: Click PLAY and play this song as you read. “Her fears were correct as her next door neighbor, Deidra Thompson, 33, had been murdered. Relatives of Thompson's boyfriend, Frank Walters, called authorities after they said Walters showed up in Screven County and confessed to … Continue reading Remember My Name
I told myself I was going to write this post for weeks now. But, here I am. And I don't want you to read this and think, "Adia has it all together" or "She's so inspiring" ...and all the other stuff I get from readers. Most importantly, this is not a guidebook. I am not … Continue reading Single, Not “Alone”: What Happened Once I Shifted My Perspective