CAE to CAF: Transition Complete

In the fall of 2017, Tyrone and I decided we wanted to get married to each other. Somewhere between October and December, I told my parents, pastors, and close friends. In January 2018, I told my family. After that, there was no turning back for me. Because I went from never having a boyfriend to […]

Our Mother Who Art In Heaven 

So the verdict is in, Octavia Spencer is my favorite actor. And yes, I used “actor” on purpose even though she’s a woman. (I’m a proud gramma nazi with an English degree. I know how to use words good. ūüôÉ) Any who, I used a gendered term because it serves my purpose when examining her […]

Could You Be Any Blacker?

So before you ask, no this is not a sequel to You’re Already Black Enough. Thank Goodness! This is about being comfortable enough in my Blackness that I wear it, literally.  So I posted this picture and one of my dearest friends texted me with a screenshot of my IG post and jokingly asked “Could you […]

You’re Already Black Enough¬†

Two years ago, I went on a prilgramage through Israel. I walked on land I’ve read about all my life. I stood in places that I had only imagined. I was baptized in the Jordan, took a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee while listening to “How Great Is Our God” and I swam […]

I Know You Probably Believe That

OhCAE, y’all. I’m just gonna sum this one up before I really get into it. Sometimes you just have to let people live in their reality.  I know it’s annoying when people hold certain beliefs, but you have to know those thoughts come from somewhere. And sometimes you just have to be content with living […]

Black Christian Millennial Survival Kit: 2017 Edition

I’m a Black Christian Woman.¬† I’m a Christian Millennial. ¬† I’m a Black Millennial. I’m Black. I’m a Christian. I’m a Millennial. And all that matters all the time. But it feels like they matter even more with the inauguration of Billionaire Donald Trump being just hours away. I kinda went into detail in Dear […]

Black Girl Magic

She rocks her hair Short and curly Or long and straight  Really… she can do it all.  With her ample lips  That complement her wide hips She overcomes every obstacle  To create, shape and fill her destiny.  She is aware of her call.  To birth all of humanity To her family she brings sanity She’s […]

Intersectionality 

My Black Facebook friends are raging My White Facebook friends are silent I’m constantly torn between feeling like a sell out  Or possibly appearing violent.  Being a young college-educated Christian Black girl  Has to be one of the most complex identities in the world   

Kanye, It’s Not Just George Bush

“In 2011, more than half of the children entering foster care in the U.S. were children of color. Black or African American children are disproportionately more likely than other children to be reported, investigated, substantiated, and placed in foster care. Twenty-seven percent of the children in foster care are African American, double the percent of […]

Deprisha, why yo hair like mine?

Deprisha, why yo hair like mine? I thought that was the funniest thing that one of the little cuties at my job asked me the other day. She has locs. I was wearing a braid out that day. She had the biggest grin on her face when she asked. Later on that day she randomly […]