ADHD Medication: 3 Counters for the Controversy

Controversy: ADHD medication, is it necessary? ADHD medication will always be controversial. People like to make simple topics controversial. I like a little controversy myself. As many of you know, my favorite musician was/is/will likely always be Prince. He was a fan of the controversy too. Not only was he a fan, he even wrote … Continue reading ADHD Medication: 3 Counters for the Controversy

Undisclosed Podcast Episode 5

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

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