Free Enterprise: day 2

This week I find myself smack in the middle of some real life altering changes; things that are beyond my control. Suffice it to say, this writing course was right on time! Day 2 of Free Enterprise — Tuesday 12 July 2016 — Alexis had me and the other participants thinking and writing about concealed…

Free Enterprise: day 1

After finding out that I wouldn’t be making the trip to University of Cambridge, I was extremely down. Like, in the nothing ever works out, hurmph, I’ma just subsist off of chips and cheesecake kind of down. You know what I’m talking about. I mean, it was as though I’d had my dreams dashed, my…

Help Samantha Study in England!

***ANOTHER UPDATE*** Tuesday 12 July 2016: I friends! I recently disabled my YouCaring fundraiser since the trip to Cambridge is canceled. womp womp However, if you previously donated to that fundraiser you should have an email from me in your inbox letting you know what’s what. So, peep that for an update on me. And…

Why I Divorced My Abusive Mother and Why it’s Okay

With both hands, I take one corner each and shake out the blanket to its full length so I can cover my chilled skin. For no reason at all — other than my Ancestors’ will be done — the blanket smells like my grandma. I wonder if it smells like her grandma, too? Would the scent be familiar to any of them…?

*Writing in Community*

Context: I’m in a writing group with another McNair scholar and a professor. We meet weekly. I wanted to take a moment and write some of my thoughts down as it concerns this writing group. I’m glad that we’re doing this, however, presently, I find myself a bit anxious…nervous? Not sure why, but I’m feeling…

Legalize Black People

I haven’t written in awhile because I’ve been so stunned into silence with the recent news of the ongoing assaults on Black lives. Thus, making it very difficult for me to find something worth celebrating as we find ourselves in the wake of President Obama’s marriage equality announcement. Just when I was beginning to unthaw,…