The Ni**a “S” & You.

Up until I was about eight years-old, my mom and I would get up on Sunday mornings to go to church with my grandma. My aunt and two cousins would meet us there. Other than the six of us, there were probably only another 7-10 other people there consistentl ...

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Are you a Ayesha Curry or a Kim Kardashian?.

Maybe it was last week or the week before, but once again Kim Kardashian released more nude photos and the internet had a lot to say about it. Those who cared to share their opinion questioned her morals and her role as a mother, but the part that got me ...

Not as Sweet: Self Naming in Africana Womanism.

Charles and Carol named me Cristin Noelle. Cristin, and this particular spelling, is a Latin derivative meaning “follower of Christ” or “Christian” in the feminine form. Noelle is the feminine French derivative of Latin origin meaning “birth/fir...

She Knew Because She Looked: Africana Womanism.

Sometime during my formative years of undergraduate work, I was enrolled in a non-traditional literature course. My instructor was Clenora Hudson-Weems, and her reputation preceded her syllabus. Her presence was intimidating, as she often would hike a foo...

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Skinny Legs.

The worst part of finding (or being found by) the love of your life is skinny calves. Seriously, that’s the worst part. You work out daily, weekly, monthly, whenever you have absolutely nothing else in the world to do on the entire flat earth, and still ...

A Yearlong Challenge.

Happy New Year from Tha Well.  It’s still January, so that still applies… It has been a while since I’ve posted anything.  In the time since my last post, I completed a challenge that I set for myself. That challenge, which began in No ...