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|L-R Jenee Darden aka Cocoa Fly, Lisa Smusz, Kelechi Ubozoh|
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The V Monolgues: A Black Woman's Perspective
You can see “The V Monolgues” this Saturday, October 19th at the Malonga Casquelord Theater in Oakland, Calif.
I spoke with Tracie, a charming actress from the play named Renee Wilson; and the play’s narrator—retired San Francisco news anchor Dana King. I never thought that I'd be discussing vaginas with a journalist I admired as a teen, but it was a fun woman-to-woman conversation.
All three of these conversations were so real and I loved every second of them.
Now let’s talk about vaginas! Listen here or below.
Actress Renee Wilson
Artist and Actress Dana King
|My favorite book by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb.|
It is a MUST read. But read Rock Star first.
|Writer Roslyn Hardy Holcomb|
We’re getting the series started with one of my favorite authors Rosyln Hardy Holcomb. She brings the sweet and HEAT in her novels. We talk about her work and sexual pleasure. Roslyn even says sex gets better with time. I love talking about books, race, sex and writing. This interview hits on all of these topics. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed the interview.
Roslyn’s latest novel is Milk & Honey. Oooh girl!
Monday, October 14, 2013
I used to tease my college friend for being a vegetarian, and she took me to this place. She was right all of these years! I’m woman enough to admit when I’m wrong, and happily full.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Run for Your Lives! We’re Under Attack By a Menstruating, Masturbating, Hairy Vagina on an American Apparel T-Shirt
|Photo from AmericanApparel.net|
I just realized that I didn't post on here about my Huffington Post article "I'm Depressed Because I Don't Have a Good Relationship with God?" In this post I discuss my past challenges with depression and how mental illness is stigmatized in many faiths. For me, I encountered this in Christianity. Please read and share.
Many people have reached out to me and thanked me for sharing my story. I appreciate the support. We can end stigma if more of us share our stories and recognize that mental health challenges are a normal part of life. As long as you have a brain in your head, you can encounter a mental health challenge. It could be depression, anxiety, stress, etc.
Take care of your mind. Take care of yourself.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
I wrote a review of the film a while ago. To refresh your memory, the movie stars "Sleepy Hollow's" Nicole Beharie and the gorgeous actor Ken Duken. Whew that man is fine! Anyway, Ken plays a German businessman named Niklas who is in New York City for one day. He meets a pretty, aspiring singer named Leticia and things get interesting.
|Christelyn Karazin and I at the|
Atlanta premiere of "My Last
Day Without You."
There were some sistas sitting in the movie theater in front of Christelyn and I. During a scene where Niklas goes in for a kiss with Leticia one of them said, "Oh Lord." Then they giggled nervously, starting texting someone, and one of them turned around to look at me. I don't know why the woman turned to me for help. LOL However, when Leticia's father embraced a Latina, they didn't react. I understand that I was in the South and maybe black women swirling isn't as common there as in cities like DC or New York. But I find it ironic and sad that many black women are still giving a pass to black men loving across colors lines. While it's still considered taboo when black women do it.
Check out Christelyn's interview with the film's director Stefan Schafer and screenwriter Christoph Silber. The film is inspired by Silber's own personal experience. He met his wife on the subway in Brooklyn.
|Hanging out with screenwriter Christoph Silber at|
the VIP after part to the screening.
The city of Atlanta has always been good to me. And no doubt, did I have a great time again in “The A.” This time it was for Blogalicious 5, a multicultural conference for women bloggers. This year we celebrated the conference’s much deserved 5 year anniversary. I highly suggest for any serious blogger to attend. Between the networking and informative workshops, you will definitely walk away with plenty of resources. And the people who attend are awesome. It's truly a community. This was my first time back in Atlanta since being a Spelman exchange student in 2001. I was so excited to speak at the conference about awareness blogging or covering social issues in social media.
The first night was a Scandal viewing party. Our outfits were Olivia Pope inspired. I kept it classy with a black dress. Xfinity sponsored the event. We were hooked up with a red carpet, champagne and gourmet popcorn. It was really nice. But I must say, watching the season's premiere with 100+ mostly black women was an unforgettable experience. There was a lot of talking back to the screen. HaHaHa!
Thursday, September 26, 2013
|Photo by Vanessa of @DeSuMama|
I met the first black woman to win a Sundance award for best film director (and she follows me on Twitter).