Why Women Love Being Written To …

Some of the most beautiful writing I have ever read, came from people who were not even writers at all. I have always enjoy being written to. By that, I don’t mean everyday text messages. I mean those moments when out of the blue, you receive a lengthy, heartfelt email, or better yet, a handwritten…

Never fear your own rage

Are you feeling angry? Is life really getting you down? Does it seems like you’ve got all the problems without answers while everyone else has a cheat sheet? Do your friends make you feel terrible? Is your family driving you insane? Did the washer, dryer and fridge all break on the same day, while you were…

Wash day blues

I love that afro hair doesn’t need to be washed every single day (gosh, so drying!). However, wash day DOES eventually roll around and I always make it one of my days off because… having, uh … “complicated hair days” when you’re getting ready for work in a Eurocentric society is a no-no. Black women…

Kim’s Pick: Rimmel “Oh My Gloss” Lip Gloss Review

One thing I love about lip gloss? It makes your lips so so pretty without leaving a tell-tale mess on everything. You know, like lipstick does. (Sigh). Though I’ve tried a few brands in the past, my favourite just has to bethe “Oh My Gloss” line by Rimmel.  With over 15 shades to choose from,…

Kim’s Pick: This Is Us (2016) Series Review – Pt. 1

So, I’m about 10 episodes into the American Television series, “This Is Us.” I’ll admit, I did not have high expectations when I clicked on the first episode. Truth be told, I was bored and ticked off that I would be waiting a whole year for season 2 of “Santa Clarita Diet,” one of the…

Long distance relationships are really hit or miss

Long distance relationships? No lies will be told: they’re hard. Like, really hard. You’ll cry a lot. Walking through the streets, seeing couples holding hands? Not fun. Talking to friends who have their significant others with them every other day? Sucks even harder. You may even feel like everyone has their partner close to them,…

Kim’s Pick: Revlon ColorStay™ Brow Pencil Review

  Ask me which kind of makeup I won’t leave the house without, and it would likely be brow makeup. My face has a few striking features, but my eyebrows have always been talk city. Back when I was a kid, it was because I just had so damn much of it, and they did…

There’s beauty in writing

“I swear you have no life,” she said. “Why do you say that?” I asked, not looking up from my keyboard. She paused, probably wondering whether it was worth even responding to the top of my head. “You spend so much time just writing,” she said, finally. “That is so boring. What do you get…

Why Playing It Safe Is Riskier than You Think

Originally posted on SKYLARITY:
Before you delve into the heart of this post, for the next few minutes, I’d like you to reflect on your life and the many times you avoided risks and opted for the path of least resistance—the path that was comfortable and predictable. Looking back, what did you see? Here’s what…

The art of self-presevation

For an introvert, our environment can be a like a landmine. I am learning how to control it, so that it works for me, not against me.  Friendships can be tough for people like me, because sooner or later we are adopted by extroverts who think to themselves, “Oh! what a fun project. Sure of…

Confessions of a coffee addict

Sitting on fences is a hobby of mine when it comes to food and beverages. I’ll drink plenty of water, then chug a whole pitcher of beer. What can I say? You live only once. But no matter how good (or bad) my health habits are, one vice I can never shake is coffee. I…

Gintama

Sometimes when I don’t feel like going home, I go and kick it with my best friend. In my mind, he is the anime god — there is no series he hasn’t watched, or at least already heard of. He’s the reason I got into anime in the first place, because it was either that…

You’re not black enough…

I’ve been hearing that little statement since I was younger. “You don’t act black!” And my little mind was there wondering, hell isn’t black just a skin color? How does one “act black.” Didn’t take me long to learn that “acting black” was actually a thing, indeed. All over TV and the block. You weren’t…

#TeamJamaicanSocaHeads

Someone once told me that soca and carnival music is for “stush, uptown, bougie Jamaican.” Okay then, guilty as charged? I’ve never been a huge dancehall fan and that’s simply because I hate the overtly dark, sexual tone of most modern dancehall music. Much of it is downright disrespectful and though I have nothing against…

Please move, you’re in my space.

I don’t like having people in my bubble. Just because I like you doesn’t mean you have to stand that close to me. Listen, honey, some people can feel a connection without being almost physically connected. My energy can feel yours and everyone else’s in the room. Oh, you need to be close to feel…