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Western Privilege – Be An Ally

It is June, and those familiar with the month know it is Pride Month. June honors and celebrates the LGBQTA+ community, and those who are allies. Both parties are important to uphold the rights that the LGBQTA+ community strive to spread, and with each passing year it gets easier, but also harder. Rather than touching […]

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Indifference About Being Different

With June marking the start of Pride Month, it is important to touch on LGBQT+ especially in the younger community. It’s important as a parent to be aware, understand and be supportive during this time, and though it can be confusing it shouldn’t be challenging. Growing up I have always been around friends who were […]

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A Side Hustle

Often children are portrayed as the family’s pride and joy. They are advertised as making the family whole or adding an extra element that was missing before. In fact, in every lifetime an individual will consider having their own child because that’s what is considered the norm. In present times, however, having a child is […]

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The Meaning of Consent – Thoughts, Opinions, and Questions

When it comes to consent, most adults will consider it in relationships. It is especially heavily implemented in conversations regarding partnerships. Consent involves having the knowledge and understanding of what is being asked and knowing whether to accept the proposal or shut it down. Basically, consent is having the wherewithal to say yes or no. […]

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The Sweet Life of a Modern-Day Parent

As a child of the 90s, I find it very fascinating to see the parenting styles of current parents. I obviously don’t remember my childhood too well, but I will say that my parents did a decent job raising my brother and me. In elementary school we were given a chart with chores on them, […]

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Love – The Struggle is Real

In my last blog entry, I touched on the effect of interracial dating can have on mental health. I felt it was important to discuss since interracial dating has become more common through the years. Generations are moving beyond staying bounded to their past. I encourage, and reiterate, the concept about- “you love who you […]

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Falling in Love Outside of your Race

I strongly believe in the concept that you cannot control who you fall in love with. When you have a genuine attraction to someone, you just have this feeling and just know that the connection is meant to be. When I speak about falling in love, however, there is a concept that I feel isn’t […]

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New Year New Me

After a night of partying, or staying up until midnight, the ball drops and the New Year is here. Everyone says the “Happy New Year” and then it’s bedtime. But there is something about waking up the next morning and realizing that it is in fact a new complete year. Most individuals at this point […]

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Gift of Giving

With Christmas coming near, people are either scrambling to get gifts or scrambling to get the best gifts. Normally the biggest gift giving times in the year are Valentine’s Day (to our coupled readers), birthdays, and Christmas. And a normal trend with the holidays is the gifts beating the previous year’s gifts. It is about […]

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