Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: An open letter. 

To the guy who will never understand why I reacted the way I did: You probably will never read this, because you think I am crazy. You're not the first. What you perceived as an overreaction on my part was actually an attempt on my part to remind myself that you weren't trying to hurt … Continue reading Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: An open letter. 

Hijab Pt II: Does it come bulletproof?

The Hijab really brings out the reactions in people. Two people I love and trust today asked me if I was aware that I could be shot for wearing it... of course my answer was yes, but I could see they weren't satisfied with it. They wanted to know why I would risk myself for … Continue reading Hijab Pt II: Does it come bulletproof?

Hijab: The Unpopularity of Modesty Part I

New me, same Hijab In 1963, Alex Haley's agent connected him with a publisher who had read his interview with Malcolm X, and wanted Haley to write an entire autobiography on the firebrand minister. As Haley would later recount in his now-famous epilogue, their first month of work was hard going; with Malcolm spending several … Continue reading Hijab: The Unpopularity of Modesty Part I

For Whites Only? Resisting Diagnoses

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 that I speak too properly, am too smart or too "uppity" to be black. ( disclaimer … Continue reading For Whites Only? Resisting Diagnoses

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 … Continue reading How An ADHD Diagnosis Transformed Me