Cheers to Twenty Three

When I was a child, I had my whole life planned out. I thought by the age of 23, I’d have my degree, married, or at least in a serious relationship, and starting my career. Now a week away from my 23rd birthday,  I’m still I school and painfully single. Honestly, for the past few…

What I Want.

I want an unapologetic guilt free blissfully live my life! I want to stop thinking about what I am supposed to do and just live my life. I want to stop feeling guilty and thinking about the people I’m disappointing with my decisions. I want to stop looking at my body with disgust, looking at…

Confession

I have this one amazing friend who’s always there for me. I consider him to be my personal unsung hero. We became friends working together one summer, and the friendship grew stronger each day. I knew he had a crush on me, but I continually placed him in the friend zone. It’s not that I…

Cairo Love

As a child, I would always hear this beautiful love story about a young college woman. She was born and raised in Washington DC and went off to college in the Midwest. She decided during her college years to travel abroad to Cairo, Egypt for a year. While in Egypt she met a young Embassy…

Let’s Talk About Sex

I have struggled for years about my relationship and beliefs when it comes to sex. I was raised to believe that sex is reserved for marriage, or at least between two people who truly love each other. I placed so much value on my virginity, to the point I tied it to my self-worth and…

Favorite Songs

1. So Fly by Elle Varner, this song truly expresses how I feel about myself. Initially, all I can concentrate on are my flaws and things I’m lacking, but after a while, I realize that’s what makes me stand out and special. 2. I Do by Cardi B ft SZA, it’s just a boss bitch…

British Love Story

Let me tell y’all about this man I met at the mall; the poor soul was struggling attempting to buy clothes and asked for my opinion. As a shopaholic, I was more than happy to help him pick out some new clothes, plus I thought he was really cute. He was definitely my ideal type,…

Will I Ever Learn?

In this dating game, we often like to blame the other player when the outcome is not as desired. We may recognize our mistakes after self-reflecting, but then often times end up in the same situation with another person. I know for me, I sometimes set myself up for failure. At a friend’s birthday celebration,…

Are We Satisfied With Millennial Men?

My boyfriend hates seeing any text, that begins with, “look here”, because he knows I’m about to inform him about something he has done to upset me. The crazy thing is after I tell him the problem, I never really give him the opportunity to come up with a solution. I always rush to solve…

Dating as a Black Muslimah

I consider myself to be extremely blessed, growing up in a two parent middle class home; living with an example of black love and excellence. My mother was married and pregnant with my older brother at my age. I’m sure she looks at me confused, why I’m still single and my idea of romantic night,…