On Being African

On Being African Travel
The Island Pt. 3: On Toxic Freedom 
June 10, 2017
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I went to the slave market for a day... 150 years ago, it would have been me shackled. Brought from the mainland. Walking, hands and feet bound, feet scalding, men who look like me with whips in their hands screaming at me to move. These tombs would have captured me, not as a tourist site but as a prison.
On Being African Stories Travel
The Island Pt. 2: On Privilege and Wokeness
June 7, 2017
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Are you a feminist?" I couldn't help but ask this fourteen year old child before she responded without taking a breathe, "definitely".  All I can think about now is how when I was fourteen I was probably only thinking about the struggles in my life. 
On Being African On Being Woman Poetry
Black Girl Voodoo: why she is my muse
April 7, 2017
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They are afraid of the constellations hidden beneath your night shaded skin
On Being African Relationships
Roses are Red; A country that doesn’t know how to love
February 16, 2017
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This valentines to me smells like hypocrisy. It is a reminder of a selfish love. A love that walks past the sick, head held high to avoid the stink of necessity, as it is covered from head to toe with the perfume of privilege.
On Being African
Education as Liberation; Is African History Important?
November 22, 2016
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This semester I have had the opportunity to fall in love with great men of my heritage who spoke truth years before I could spell out the word truth. Men who I had never studied because they had never been taught to me. After studying them I couldn’t help but wonder why? The funny thing […]
On Being African
Privilege of Political Ignorance; Get Angry
November 8, 2016
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“I hate politics.” I would say with an air of indifference as I grew, and there would be a murmur of agreement. We were too young to understand it so we spoke without thinking, feeling so justified. “It is a waste of time”, we echoed our parents thoughts. I have always referred to myself as […]
On Being African On Being Woman
Excerpt From AMERICANAH; Why dark skinned black women love Obama
October 23, 2016
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Hey Fam, Welcome to my new website. I want to start  by sharing a little excerpt from the book Americanah by Chimamanda Andichie with you. Some disclaimers before I do, I have crossed out the word American, where I feel it applies to blacks everywhere and not just the American black. Secondly this post in the […]
On Being African Poetry
The Spirit of Ubuntu; *Spoken Word* An African Philosophy
October 17, 2016
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Hey hey Ya’al. It’s been a minute. I’m sorry, and I will talk about how I am probably the most inconsistent blogger ever in another post. For now I just wanted to share with you a little piece of something. In school we have a class called INS. It is a class on culture and […]
On Being African Relationships
Red Roses Letter 7; To my Abuser
October 17, 2016
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Dear Kurushimi(Agony), Thinking of you makes me sick to my stomach. Five years down the line and your name still leaves a revolting taste in my mouth. See I’m not angry cause you hurt me no…I hate you cause you made me hurt myself. Loving you was the worst form of self-infliction I went through. […]
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