Advice, Finance, Money, Personal Finances, Uncategorized

Money Sense

I got my first job when I was fifteen.  More so, I began paying taxes when I turned fifteen. Before that I would run the many small side businesses my parents set up - selling corn in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, Christmas trees in December, and for a couple years I would sell… Continue reading Money Sense

Black Girl Problems, Race, Social Media, Theatre, Uncategorized

Skin. Part 3

Recently a local theater whitewashed the role of a black slave in Arthur Miller's, "The Crucible."   There was protest from myself and other members in the community.  The local newspaper thought it was an important discussion to begin and asked for interviews, and wrote up an article.  On the online article there is a comment… Continue reading Skin. Part 3

Black Girl Problems, Race, Social Media, Theatre, Uncategorized

Whitesplained

  A little background. A local community theater group, (Olean Theatre Workshop), recently did an almost all female production of Arthur Miller's, The Crucible.  In The Crucible, for those who may not be familiar, is a character named Tituba who is a black slave and calls for black actress to play the role.  Olean Theatre Workshop casted… Continue reading Whitesplained

Childhood, Dating, Family, LOSS, Relationships, Uncategorized

Mother, May I?

Growing up I always saw myself as a mother.  Motherhood I felt, was an inevitable obligation and was just something that happened. At one point in my teen years I distinctly remember wanting at least 8 children.   That number drastically dropped as years went on.  I'm really good with small children.  I started babysitting at… Continue reading Mother, May I?