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“The power of the wolf brings forth instinct, intelligence, appetite for freedom, and awareness of the importance of social connections. This animal can also symbolize fear of being threatened and lack of trust.”
I feel drained, not like myself…
I feel like I’ve lost the ability to show emotion Continue reading “Below Zero, Bitch I’m Numb”
It’s generational, understandable, but when will we let it go? When will we love ourselves enough not to fear the next woman? My accomplishments make you reflect on the ones you haven’t started? My beauty makes you Continue reading “Why You Mad Sis?”
I’m tired of the men that dick down 3’s and 4’s, might even CHEAT on they girl WITH that 3 or 4, have a list that could drop to they feet of the hundreds of women they’ve fucked BUT will try to tell women they cannot get they nut. Continue reading “Girls like sex too”
I thought I LOVED BLOGGING…
I mean I do BUT… Continue reading “I don’t love blogging as much as I thought I did…”
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Unfourtantley a lot of millennials have anxiety and or depression so I am hoping many people benefit from this post hence negative thoughts are the number one cause of you having anxiety or depression in the first place, it’s all about your thoughts. Continue reading “How to be more positive”
I’ve heard many bloggers say that they get a ton of traffic to their blog from Pinterest but for so many months I couldn’t figure out how. I read MANY posts like the one I’m writing but STILL couldn’t figure out how to get the results they were getting.
Now, while I am not getting thousands of views to my blog from Pinterest I am getting hundreds and I just got started a few days ago! Continue reading “How to use Pinterest to get more blog views”
I was having a conversation with my boyfriend the other day and I was blown away by his growth, I was so happy a tear came down.
I cried because I strived for so long for him to see his true potential, I knew he was capable of more yet, he was limiting himself and that hurt me because I knew I was bound to evolve reaching my full potential soon and it’s either you coming with me or you getting left behind and I didn’t want to have to do that… Continue reading “Black men need to drop the act & get real”
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Sometime in mid-2014 is when I stopped perming my hair for good. I didn’t do the “big chop” and truthfully I regret it.
I let the perm grow out naturally instead, cutting it along the way. The reason I regret it is because I would have had substantial growth by now. But I believe everything happens for a reason. When I stopped perming my hair the thing that I didn’t do was stop applying heat to my hair. Continue reading “How to grow thick & strong hair”
Sandro nods his head slowly insinuating that he is good.
Sandro’s voice is deep and scratchy. In a heavy Italian accent, he says
“Well. How are Emma and the children?”
“They are well sir”
Gorgio is sitting next to Sandro cutting up. He makes 4 lines on the square glass and sniffs it out of a hundred dollar bill. He sniffles and says Continue reading “Pay the price to live the life Mia Banks Pt 13 (FINAL SERIES)”
From being shackled, beaten, abused, raped, judged, discriminated against, forgotten about and treated less than worthy by society and our own men I can truly say I am proud of the evolution of black women. Continue reading “Evolution of the black woman”
Since I can remember I always said I wasn’t going to date a man that already had a kid because … Continue reading “Drama from the other side”
This post is NOT JUST about Nas and Kelis BUT, their situation has triggered me to discuss some issues that I feel are important within the black community. Nas and Kelis (the nature of their relationship, whether true or false) will represent other black couples who ALSO experience TOXIC behavior such as physical abuse or any other kind of abuse that could be detrimental to ones being. Continue reading “Nas & Kelis”
I shake the women’s hand and glance over at John’s reaction. My instant thought is that this has to be his wife.
John gets up from his seat rather quickly looking overwhelmed that I and his wife are in the same room, at the same time. Emma walks over to John looking pleased to see him.
“Hey Hunny, how are you?” Continue reading “Pay the price to live the life: Mia Banks Pt 12 (MID SERIES FINALE)”
After shuffling through my draw I find that balled up recipient from the hotel…
I walk over to June still naked with a look on my face that could kill. I hand him the paper not saying a word.
He un crumbles it looking confused and worried that I’ve found out.
“What the fuck is this June? So you out here cheating on me???” Continue reading “Pay the price to live the life: Mia Banks Pt 11 (MID SERIES FINALE)”
I remember when I wanted to fit in…
That shit is boring. Continue reading “YOU DIFFERENT, I LIKE THAT…”
“Hey, can I talk to you for a sec?”
Confused that she is wanting to speak to me I reply
“Sure, come on in. What can I do for you?”
“I’m in love with John” Continue reading “Pay the price to live the life: Mia Banks Pt 10”
Confused and embarrassed I say
“It’s my first day, I’m supposed to start today. I thought you knew that Christian.”
“Umm… I’ll be right back I need to talk to John.” Continue reading “Pay the price to live the life: Mia Banks Pt 9”
All my life I’ve felt out of place as if I don’t belong like I was from another planet, maybe another universe… Especially unique and vastly different than others around me.
Growing up I had a major disconnection with my family and felt like an outsider, what didn’t occur to me was the truth.
I WAS DIFFERENT and I WAS DISCONNECTED. Continue reading “DISCONNECTED”
Confused and slightly buzzed I say
“June what are you talking about ?”
“Mia, don’t fuckn lie to me where’d you get $250,000 from?”
Hesitantly I reply Continue reading “Pay the price to live the life: Mia Banks Pt 8”
Guest post written by Mercedes
Look around and you’ll see that so many people are settling when it comes to romantic relationships. People settle for different reasons, some of those reasons are fear of being alone, fear of being ridiculed, security, for the sake of the kids etc.
When you settle, you know that you deserve more but you choose to stay in your current situation and that is no way to live. Continue reading “The reality of settling for love…”
Let me start by saying LA was EVERYTHING I imagined and then some! I stayed at an Airbnb in Hollywood which was only a few blocks from the famous walk of fame, nightlife, malls, and restaurants etc. The location really couldn’t have been better.
I was excited to go to California because it’s always been on my bucket list but what I disliked was Continue reading “CALIFORNIA MADE ME FORGET I HAD ANXIETY”
I look at my phone as June is calling waiting for it to stop ringing. John says
“Are you gonna get that ?”
“Um no, I’ll return the call when I leave. So you said I had some papers for me to sign ?”
My mind is running a mile a minute, what if June is calling because that homicide was Bianca’s murder??? Continue reading “Pay the price to live the life : Mia Banks Pt 7”
I look at my phone confused deciding if I’m going to press play. To be honest, I’m completely turned off with John, I can’t believe he wants me to lie for him and cover up Bianca’s murder. The interesting part about all of this is that he doesn’t know I KNOW HER which makes it all the more difficult. I peek into the kitchen from the living room to see what Yasmin is doing and she’s on her phone minding her business. I go ahead and play the voicemail… Continue reading “Pay the price to live the life: Mia Banks Pt6”
I don’t know what to say to my fiancé, the man I love, the man I’ve known for the last 6 years…
I never keep anything from June but right now that thought is actively passing through my mind. I feel like I should tell him, he needs to know… but on the other hand, I also feel like I should keep my mouth shut and keep him out of it. I know how June is. He’s going to blow this whole thing up, go searching after people, looking into databases, he won’t quit until he gets to the bottom of it, especially being that I am involved. He will want to protect me at all cost and I just can’t have him get in the middle of this…
I reply hesitantly
“Ummm….well it was a decent party, I just Continue reading “Pay the price to live the life: Mia Banks Pt5”
I’m left out, forgotten about and told, it’s “all in your head”…
I’ve had family members look past my depression and mistake it for just another bad day when in reality this was an ongoing cycle of bad days, bad thoughts and continuous feelings of being unworthy. My past trauma was catching up to me, shit, life was catching up to me. Every year I aged I thought, what have I accomplished since my last birthday? Who do I aspire to be? What is it that I see myself doing for the rest of my life? I felt unsuccessful, so many dead ends, missed opportunities and unfinished goals I left abandoned. Continue reading “Black people have depression too: The root”
As John is talking to me my mind is racing, and at that moment I realize that Bianca was my study partner back in my sophomore year at Stanford. She was a nice girl but me and her had two different lives, I was into my books and she was into the boys, we just never hit it off…
But damn, as I’m looking at her bloody dead body lay there on the floor I feel saddened because I did know her…
I come back to reality answering John
I place my Valentino purse on the passenger’s seat put my seatbelt on and answer the call as I drive out of the parking lot. I hear June’s deep sexy voice through my car speakers…
“Hey baby, how’d everything go!?”
“It went great babe I got the job!”
“Wow!! Congratulations Mia baby I knew you were going to kill that shit! What time are you coming home? Do you want to go out to dinner tonight and celebrate ?” Continue reading “Pay the price to live the life: Mia Banks Pt3”
Turns out that fine ass man from the elevator who couldn’t take his eyes off me is the CEO of this company. That Rolex was just a taste of the kind of money he had to be rolling in, this was a Fortune 500 company worth millions! I was engaged to June but I couldn’t help to fantasize…I mean he was my type. Older, handsome, well dressed, tasteful and WEALTHY. Continue reading “Pay the price to live the life: Mia Banks Pt2”
I’m nervous as fuck sitting in this lobby, I’ve only been waiting about 5 minutes but shit, it felt like 20. Every man that walked past me stared and every one of them was white. They looked struck when they saw me as if they’ve never seen a black girl around these parts, lol I could tell they were feeling me though. Many looked and smiled at me but there was one that really caught my attention. He was older, early-mid 40’s but fine. He got off the elevator with a briefcase in one hand and coffee in the other, he was tall, olive complexion and had slick back salt and pepper hair, I even peeped the Rolex too, Continue reading “Pay the price to live the life: Mia Banks Pt1”