28 Years and 1 Day Old

I’ve officially completed 28* full years of existence (*This number is dependent on your stance on when life begins. For most, it’s the moment you first heard Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child included).

I wrote this list when I was still innocent and fearful of accidentally becoming a member of the 27 club through some fatal combination of Thin Mints and scented candles around my bed, which is pretty farfetched even for me. Read More 28 Years and 1 Day Old

PoC News in America

Did you have a great Valentine’s weekend? Before we get into the news, let’s take a minute to appreciate this bit of adorableness courtesy of Blue Ivy and Beyoncé. Read More PoC News in America

High Fives: Carolina Wings-McManus

This week in High Fives, I interview my favorite person in the world. Yes, it is nepotism, but she is my lovely soul mate. When we first became online friends courtesy of Livejournal, we bonded over the Beatles, Tori Amos, feminism, and Buffy the Vampire SlayerRead More High Fives: Carolina Wings-McManus

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: JewelCourt edition

It is time to reveal my P-Mag birthday gift to the world! JewelCourt won my give away and was kind enough to give me an awesome birthday playlist. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well our tastes aligned. Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: JewelCourt edition

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Holiday Songs Edition

The past week was an easy one for many Americans thanks to paid time off, school holidays, and ample amounts of food. Because I work retail, Thanksgiving week involved lots of work and not much food. As Black Friday consumptions creep further into Thanksgiving, I realize I food and family will probably not be on my list in the future. Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Holiday Songs Edition

The Circle Game*

And the seasons they go round and round”¦

As Spring approaches, I find myself thinking about the cyclical nature of life. This isn’t very deep or profound; the circular pattern of the seasons is a topic of contemplation, poetry, and prose with a long history. Depending on my frame of mind, this repetition, or redundancy can trigger feelings of despair, stagnancy, being stuck in patterns that just won’t move… just won’t budge. Considering that Spring is supposed to be about new beginnings, Spring cleaning and fresh starts, adds additional pressure to someone, like myself, trying to be patient with incremental change. Read More The Circle Game*

Alphabet Soup: Favorite Songs for The Letter A

Alphabet Soup is an ongoing project during which I talk about my favorite songs from each letter of the alphabet, and the personal stories behind those songs, all in a satisfying Top 5 list. Let’s kick things off with The Letter A, which, with one exception, is so very 90s:

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