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Happy International Women’s Day

I’d like to congratulate all the women who have defied the odds, overcome adversity, challenged the status quo or been confronted with #MeToo. Once upon a time women weren’t allowed to vote, and while so much has changed, we still fight for equal pay. As a young Black woman, knowing how far the women before me have come, testifies to perseverance. Despite underrepresentation, knowing who your core self is as a person, is the only truth.

We’re all born with labels, nine times out of ten assigned gender roles. It can bind us together, separate or even temporarily divide us, so it’s important to consider different factors that make today what it is.

I have found myself in male dominated situations and my ‘backs to the wall’ with all the ‘male banter’ & sexist jokes you could think of, and I’ve had to just roll with the punches.



Women’s day, can only truly feel more validated if more women stick together. I’m not concerned with a battle of the sexes, but to embrace other women more authentically. Naturally, there’s differences based on personality traits, and we connect with who we connect with however, until we celebrate each other everyday, this need to compete with each other will remain. Healthy competition is good, but your threat might not be the other girl interviewee in the room full of men, this time round.

I love being a woman, and that there’s no one way of being other than myself.

I have my days where I feel really independent, and that I can do anything being I’m my own woman. Then there’s days where I think; its not easy, not as people may think it is sometimes. There’s a strength that I pull through from women in my life, including those that came before me and icons of today.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Barbie Role Models

Blogging Niche

Remember the saying “rules are made to be broken?” While I was neither here nor there with the term but grew tired of hearing it, I do believe in a day off.

Now thanks to the re-definition of niche, some kind of showdown occurred with my voice of reason. The kind that boldly suggests I must stick to my “niche” and God forbid, not stick to it. Well, this is what happened when I tried it out.



My pen suffered, & I was cracking my brain about what I could do to uplift something, or someone somewhere? What I needed to do was blog about it, upbeat or not.

Sometimes, I just want to rant… For everything I don’t rant about in “real-life” I’m talking face to face situations too. Quite frankly, I don’t have the energy, but this is why you’re here!



I could write about 2Pac and what he did for Music as an Art-form, and how he gave Poetry a whole new meaning.


The Emancipation of Mimi, & albums that came just when I needed it.



At times be so gutsy you’ll miss the romance, in the poem.

Then there’s “reality shows” love or hate, like too much of social media we’d love to hate. Guilty pleasures anyone?

Niche Sport

You can love football so much you decide to blog about it. But if you’re a writer first who happens to enjoy the sport, know the ins & out to the game & all the players, still you work as a graphic designer and blog about it… The super bowl, however is coming up. Now it’s a toss between the football lover, and the die-hard obsessed fan who has to choose between their first love & love that makes sense. The good news is, there are many lovers out there.

May the force be with you?

I’ve read personal stories, seen posts with nothing but pure art. What can I say? I’m inspired. I’ll leave the engineers to their technicalities but hey, a good piece is a good piece and I wouldn’t mind one too.



My niche is how I see it. Things that move me, topics I like or something that just so happens to connect, my niche is my bite-size interpretation of “it all.”

I’ll go crazy talking about one thing with so many options…My take, is my Niche. (Disclaimer). Here’s to having a niche, within a niche.