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Potential and the Pursuit of Perfection

  Black Girl, Lost Keys will now take what will be the first of many poetry breaks with a short verse from yours truly: For Rent I’ve got potential to lend everyone keeps telling me I’m not using it. Onto the aforementioned post: Around the first few years of elementary school, a teacher ruined my…

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Mental Health Isn’t “For Whites Only”

Being black can put you in a precarious situation. It is a slippery slope where you are constantly being accused of either being “too black” or the ever-dreaded “too white.” So far in my life, I have been told more times than I care to get into that I’m just not black enough. All of…

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How An ADHD Diagnosis Transformed Me

An ADHD diagnosis can change your life. My ADHD diagnosis certainly changed mine. Three years ago I wrote this post, and boy has my life changed. Since then, I have moved, changed my career, switched up my circle, and life is completely different. I still remember how it felt when I sat down at my…

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ADHD: The Christmas Caper

Navigating the world of ADHD from an African American perspective. Sounds lofty, doesn’t it? I thought so. I imagined hipsters coming to view and marvel over how I manage to work my way through life with what some people consider to be a disability (I don’t know about this disability thing- more on that later).…

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