My Mom is Worried About Me Because I Like Tarot Cards

This is a story about Tarot cards, guilt, and goo. When I was in my first year of college, my roommate described me to a mutual friend like this: “She’s an affectionate Black person.” Calm down…she was a black girl herself. It was a hilarious description and what made it so funny was the implied paradox.  Continue reading “My Mom is Worried About Me Because I Like Tarot Cards”

How to Love Your Liberal Best Friend

I know that liberals are annoying; I am one. We think we know everything. While some people are liberal religiously and conservative politically (and vice versa), I am liberal in both categories. I don’t know if I was born this way, I don’t know if I’m bitter about something, I don’t know what happened. But at the end of the day, I know that if you disagree with me about anything, my opinions are more valid than yours because I know better than you.  Continue reading “How to Love Your Liberal Best Friend”

If You Strongly Disagree With Someone’s Beliefs, Try Understanding Their Needs

 

 

 

 

 

I grew up as a Christian and one day… I stopped taking my beliefs seriously enough to continue to identify as a Christian. After about a two year period of disillusionment I became an atheist briefly… but once again I didn’t take my beliefs seriously enough and started “cheating” by entertaining spiritual possibilities. I now consider myself new age, but it’s really not that serious. I understand why everyone believes what they believe.  Continue reading “If You Strongly Disagree With Someone’s Beliefs, Try Understanding Their Needs”

Why I Like Making Extroverts Feel Bad

Do you walk around wearing labels? Oh just be honest! I walk around wearing the “minority” label quite proudly. Not only am I a minority, I’m a “multi-hyphenate minority:” Black, Woman, Introvert, Awkward… etc.  I love making people feel bad about the fact that I’m in the minority, especially when the other person is in the majority. Take my introversion for example, I love throwing it in extroverts’ faces that I’m an introvert. Continue reading “Why I Like Making Extroverts Feel Bad”

I Refuse To Stop Eating Meat, But I Admire Vegans

I can’t stop eating meat. I haven’t even tried. When I get hungry, I ask my body what she wants to eat and the answer is usually meat. I literally day dream about well-seasoned chicken, perfectly cooked steak, and greasy pepperoni pizza. Is my relationship with meat co-dependent?  Continue reading “I Refuse To Stop Eating Meat, But I Admire Vegans”