The Dozens. Snaps. Keeping it real, no frontin'. Busting. We have so many names for this tradition in black culture, this habit of harshness with each other but calling it fun. We make fun of each other's clothing, physical features, smells habits and mothers. These thinly veiled verbal abuses slice at the soul and leave … Continue reading Blacks and Mental Illness: Be Cool
The grass isn't any greener When I sat down to write the recap for episode 5, I was somewhat at a loss. Ok, backup. "Sat down to write" isn't really accurate. My process is more organic; things occur to me and I make a mental note of them and move forward. Those thoughts shape themselves … Continue reading Undisclosed Podcast Episode 5
Undisclosed Episode 4 Routine can cause you to do things without thinking. Have you ever headed to a place that shares a route with your commute to work? I know I have, and I've wound up halfway to my job before I've realized I wasn't heading there. I've missed important appointments because I was … Continue reading Undisclosed Episode 4 Recap: Break in Routine
I'm not putting my child on medicine.""They're always trying to diagnose our kids with something.""That child don't need nothing but a butt whooping. Here, send them to my house.""Don't invite her, she'll bring those kids. They need to learn how to sit down."One of our favorite topics as black people is how to raise children, and … Continue reading ADHD and Black Children- Step Up or Butt Out!
ADHD and scheduling is a pain and the balance is between overwhelming and boring. Story of my life. A story in which I have led myself to believe that I can do the work of ten people, all of whom have a better memory and more time than I do. The last few weeks have … Continue reading ADHD and Scheduling