Being Lesbian in a Black Body

Being born Black and lesbian often feels like a misadventure in nature. Forcibly inducted into an oppressed and ousted minority, then expelled by demonization creating an experience not understood or welcomed by many. You find yourself constantly under attack and no...

The Main Character

This black history month, I would like to celebrate the second coming of Christ. Or as modern historians would call it, “Beyonce”. Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter was born September 4th, 1981 but today I don’t want to talk about the woman. I want to talk about the...

Ode to Me

I’m Drea. A 22-year-old poet and entrepreneur from the Bronx. Life is pretty good right now, and business is thriving. My story is interesting. Getting here was not a straight and easy path. In fact, I’ve tripped more times than I can count. Sometimes I didn’t know if...

“I didn’t wake up to give up.”

This phrase has basically encapsulated my whole life but never did it ring more true and test my commitment to it than in 2020. Now, don’t jump the gun and assume I’m referring to just the pandemic. As mind-numbing as that was (is!) this is bigger than that… this was...

5 Great Ideas for the Outside Date during Quarantine Days

If you are single, an outdoor enthusiast, and you wish to find a partner during quarantine, join a site like datingranking.net , an outdoor dating site, or an outdoor dating app like LuvByrd and wait for your match. Once you get one, your next challenge will be to...

The Boy Next Door

The American dream is often one that looks to emulate what we see on TV. A clear path to success with minimal obstacles. In high school maybe you were a cheerleader hoping to marry your homecoming king, maybe you played a sport, were on the debate team or maybe you...