Cram Cram Cram Kam

This was written last night, to clear up any confusion:

Tonight is my first night staying up with Kam (my son, for those of you who don’t know) until his homework is done. No, excuse me, until his homework is done correctly. And not just tonight’s homework but his homework from most of this week.

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No! Sorry.

New Year, same old me. Same old procrastinating-brimming schedule-not necessarily knowing how to prioritize (because 60% of the time it seems too exhausting when I’m already exhausted)-being in an inopportune or compromising position and can’t get my inspirations written down before they flutter away-absentminded ME.

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Being Whole In a Relationship

Hey guys! Apologies for my absence, but a lot has been going on. We can discuss those details later. . . In the meantime I’m kicking off my ‘homecoming’ with the discussion of relationships and what it means to be whole.

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7 “TED” Talks That Can Change The Way You Think

I find small obsessions where I can sit for hours, if the time allows, focused on that one thing. Recently my obsession has been about TED talks. If you aren’t familiar with what this is, it’s basically a platform for people to spread their ideas in the form of short talks. Some can be lengthy, but I wouldn’t bother writing this is it wasn’t worth your time.
I’ve compiled a few that I think are essential for inspiration, particularly for millennials who could use a quick pick-me-up. 

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It’s Okay To Not Be Sorry | #ShineStrong

I’m sure we all have friends that say, “I’m sorry” a lot. It’s almost as if they’re apologizing for their existence and passing it off as an attempt to be polite while apologizing for being rude. When in fact the majority of the time they’re not even being rude and have no reason to apologize, but it is such a knee-jerk reaction for the words to utter from their lips, that it occurs more often than necessary. 
I read about and watched the commercial Pantene released (Not Sorry ‘see below’) aimed at women to encourage them to stop saying “sorry” so much. Which falls in line with their gender normality charged commercial released last year “Labels Against Women”.


Named the ugliest woman in the world by some cyber-bully, she decided to take such a hurtful title and turn it into a purpose. 

Born with a condition so rare not only does it not have a name and there are only 3 people known to have it.

Lupita Shuts Down Haters … Again


On The Couch Today The gracious, beautiful and vibrant Lupita Nyong’o. Courtesy of Ms. BM.

Originally posted on Black Millennials:

Lupita Nyong’o put her haters to shame (once again) when she announced that she will be cast in the upcoming Star Wars film. This news is a welcome addition to spectators who were unsure what the mainstream media would do with the woman who is singlehandedly revolutionizing beauty standards in Hollywood.

Ever since co-starring in the highly acclaimed 12 Years a Slave, critics opined that Lupita would be cast aside as an anomaly; a one-hit wonder who would fade into obscurity after a specious 15-minutes.

But Lupita is back and stronger than ever, landing a coveted role in a blockbuster series.

It begs the question … why were some so willing to downplay Lupita’s career trajectory? Why were some so quick to smear her accomplishments in pessimism?

It’s understandable why some were cautious; Hollywood is notorious for hastily sidestepping women of color. And Lupita was never positioned to become the media darling…

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