That's What She Said

A Tale of Black Bourbon Confusion

The website AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth.gov describes this time of year as a time for paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American ...

Valentine’s Day

Funnily enough, I used to wear black on Valentine’s Day. It began in my 20s as a sort of protest against the pressure the day brought upon single women and men, as if they were somehow deficient grays among all...

Online Dating

Like much of the world, a dear friend and I were recently discussing our hopes for the new year. During the conversation I confessed how grateful I was that career ambitions always came easily to me, but that m...

Lessons from Kindergarten

The eye of the hurricane is a place of calm in the center of the storm. If we compare the events of 2020 to such a system, then the eye for me has been doing remote learning with Mr. Carter and his Kindergarten...

Age and Loyalty

Hiroo Onoda was an intelligence officer in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Stationed in the Philippines, he was ordered to do all he could to hamper enemy attack on the island, and under no circ...

Election Hangover

We’ve all been part of a troubled relationship. There comes a point where you realize there seems to be more differences between you and your intimate partner than the commonalities that brought you together in...

A Lack of Trust

Fake news. Those two words are something most people automatically associate with President Trump and his most cult-like followers. I have come to realize, however, that the toxic message in that phrase has als...

The True Definition of Pride

Dictionary.com defines “pride” as a “high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.” As we celebra...

Living Through Tumultuous Times

When learning about history as a student, I often wondered what it was like to live in the most tumultuous times. Did people realize what was happening around them? And more importantly, why didn’t they do anyt...

Celebrating Diversity

A friend, an African American woman, recently told me the shocking story of how her landlord used the “n” word in her presence. She was dumbfounded, having had only wonderful experiences with this man, who had ...

Atlanta’s LGBTQ Job Fair

There is a hot girl sitting at the bar and you can’t take your eyes off of her. You also realize the rest of the room also sees her, and many of them are considering their approach, so you have to act fast. Doi...