These are the articles I think about late at night, even when I’m going to sleep. Oh I’m publishing this on my birthday.
I’m just going to be blunt. I had so many stupid questions about my race, what I am because I’m light skinned/yellow/multi-racial you name it. THESE ARTICLES NAILS IT.
12 Things You Should Never Say To a Mixed Person
1. Are you more [insert ethnicity] or [insert ethnicity]? This is such a dumb question, especially if I tell you I'm…
Dear Mixed People. You are NOT half-Black. Sorry.
https://twitter.com/ebrahimaseem/status/612021759374594048 https://instagram.com/p/BR32pc7hi2r/ I'm so tired of these…
There is one more that I REALLY LIKED from my Twitter and I can’t find it. I’ll post it here because it’s that good.
SOME VERY GOOD HONORABLE MENTIONS
6 things I wish people understood about being biracial
According to the results of a DNA test I took recently, my ancestors on my father's side are mostly from West Africa…
Just for disclaimer: I’m in a happy relationship with a guy! But what I don’t like is people trying to hook me up with their nephews, sons, god sons etc. Or mettle because I choose to keep this aspect of my life private. A guy has never defined me or do I need a relationship to feel complete. I very much like living my life on my own terms, not on other people’s terms. My place is wherever I want to be, and you will very much see me do things on my own WITHOUT HIM. The one thing I wasn’t going to do is be suffocated or settle for a relationship just for the sake of having one.
So for Christ’s sake. I need everyone in my life to calm the hell down on this. 10 years ago they were annoying the hell out of me about what college I’m going to, now it’s who’s by my side. If I decide to get married and have kids, I’ll let you know. It’s my choice, not yours. AND JUST A REMINDER. I LOVE DOING THINGS BY MYSELF.
Anywho, these articles NAILS IT.
I Love Doing Things Alone And People Should Stop Worrying About It
Recently, I told a colleague that I was going to have dinner alone. She looked at me like I told her I was going to go…
17 Reasons Men And Women Choose To Stay Single
Being single gets a bad rap. Far too many people think of it as temporary pit stop on the road to being properly…
I'm 30, Single And Happy. And Truthfully, That Scares Me.
It's Sunday morning and I'm at city bakery listening to "Piano Ballads" on Spotify. It's unusually quiet here in…
Getting Married Is Not An Accomplishment
Three months ago, my then-boyfriend, Craig, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I cried with excitement…
Living Single: I May Never Get Married-and I'm Fine With That
"I may never get married," I said. At 22, what seemed like a statement of fact to me brought a look of horror to the…
I'm Single And Honestly Happy
In Kenya, the stereotypical life cycle of my kind, women, is grow, go to school, get a job, get married, have babies…
Why I'm Completely Happy With Being Single At 30
I turned the big 30 in March and it's safe to...
Why Being A Happy, Single, Black Woman Means You're A Revolutionary - Jeanine Staples
Some time ago I wrote my Open Letter From A Recovering Main Chick. In it, I shared how I am in recovery from a toxic…
Single and 30: How I Stopped Waiting for a Ring and Started Living a Great Life
Not again! I thought to myself as I pawed through my massive "purse." My fingers continued to aimlessly scrape the…
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Taylor Swift And Other Game Changers
In a world where change is now a constant, what can we learn from a serial entrepreneur, a sports executive, and a Wall…
Here Are Three Ways Black Women Can Negotiate Success In The Boardroom
What will it take for Black Girl Magic to be fully realized? Equal pay and representation at all levels of leadership…
We can create the thing that others would want to join instead of waiting for others to invite us to join.
After reading these two articles, I realized that sometimes my ambition and drive are taken the wrong way. And being an entrepreneur, you are generally misunderstood anyways.
Too many times, I noticed that the guys were elected president in various organizations that I’m in, even if they made mistakes. But let me make a mistake and I would hear it behind my back. It made me rely on myself instead of others.
Create the thing that others would want to join instead of waiting for others to invite us to join. If I would have waited for others to make me president of their clubs, I would still be waiting for their approval. I went out and created my own startups and businesses.