The Power Post

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. - Marcus Aurelius Anyway, once upon a time, my best friend and I would have conversations, as … Continue reading The Power Post

The 2019 Bored Ambition Master Plan

It's finally the end of 2018 and a few days before my 30th birthday, and as many of my ilk - the goal oriented yet jaded, underemployed super millenials- have done or are in the process of doing, I have devised my master plan for 2019, the list of hopefully attainable goals that I will … Continue reading The 2019 Bored Ambition Master Plan

I’m Sick of Nostalgia

Part of The Dirty 30 This post is going to be hypocritical, as I too have waxed poetic over the favorite things from my childhood. Power Rangers, Space Cases, the Fox Kids weekday and weekend lineup, Nickelodeon on Friday and Saturday nights, the beginnings of both Cartoon Network and the Disney Channel, BET, MTV's┬áRock N … Continue reading I’m Sick of Nostalgia

I Don’t Know What I Want to Do

Picture perfect, I paint a perfect picture*... I live in the South now. Louisiana to be precise. It's a long way away from the creative bubble that Los Angeles, my hometown, is. I thought I wanted to be part of that bubble and for some time, I worked to gain access to that bubble - … Continue reading I Don’t Know What I Want to Do

I Never Wanted to Be the Quirky Black Girl, but Here The Fuck I Am

Quirky is a cute word, not quite an Instagram model, but a girl next door. It conjures up images of birds and running in fields of grass and AfroPunk and pins and buttons and pink colored hair and interests that lay in the nerd realm or a carefree sense of being. Quirky is blue skies and dewdrops on grass and a fresh spring breeze. Quirky is summer in the city. It's spending time "finding yourself" and tumblr accounts and blue checks on Twitter.

#InternetKilledtheRadioStar Vol. 7: Lose Control

This video felt like an event. Missy was at the top of her game coming into her sixth album The Cookbook. Ciara was coming off an impressive debut season with her album Goodies. Fatman Scoop was still yelling over records from here to London. Brings a tear to my eye how fast time passes. This … Continue reading #InternetKilledtheRadioStar Vol. 7: Lose Control

The Mae Young Classic Classic Episodes 5-9

I finally watched the rest of this. I'm taking that hiatus seriously. I already tripped up and watched Monday Night RAW on Labor Day, but I wasn't necessarily in control of the TV and it was fun to have my brother to shit on the product with. This time around, spoilers weren't so unavoidable, however … Continue reading The Mae Young Classic Classic Episodes 5-9

In the Shadows of Performance

I've made it no secret that my mind can be my own worst enemy. Ever since I was a child I wanted my stream of consciousness to be quiet; I even asked my father of all people if it was something that I could shut off and his answer, to make a short story shorter, … Continue reading In the Shadows of Performance

A Not Quite Defense of Inconsideration

Earlier this year, yet again, iconic musician Ms. Lauryn Hill as she insists on being called was late to a show. Two hours to be precise. This time, she left us with a reason, and that reason was, as it was posted on Facebook, as follows: I don't show up late to shows because I … Continue reading A Not Quite Defense of Inconsideration

#InternetKilledtheVideoStar Vol. 1: Sledgehammer

If you're looking for Rihanna or Fifth Harmony, you need to leave, because they're not here. With that out of the way, once upon a time, music videos were my life. My brother and oldest sister were in middle school and high school when I was but a wee lass, empire being the farthest thing … Continue reading #InternetKilledtheVideoStar Vol. 1: Sledgehammer