Beth had always looked like she just stepped out of one of the Gap Kids ads in one of the Good Housekeeping magazines that were placed around the Social Worker’s offices to calm nerves and to ease anger when wait times are long and patience is short. The magazine pages…

The water is as blue as turquoise mined from the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt; bowled in checkered tiles of varying blues. Fallen leaves aimlessly float in the middle section of the pool — as if they’ve gathered there for an event. No one is here, other than a man on…

I have arrived at a tough conclusion —

Most people do not expect a Black woman to prioritize herself and to do what’s best for her.

Not just non-Black people.

Not just men.

Most people.

The world has socialized us to expect the Black woman to be strong, to be…

BODY SLIGHTLY CHILLED BUT MY HEART WARM & BEATING FAST

I first saw him in a dream when I was halfway through my pregnancy: brown skin with a red undertone like cedar, black curly hair, and large, curious eyes the color of strong Black tea. My soul recognized him, instantly…

Every weeknight, Aaron, who was my live-in boyfriend at the time, and I would sit on our crème colored futon, in our 6th floor apartment in the least expensive building in Northern Virginia, eat whatever budget meal I had made to last us the week and watch Jeopardy. …

“Well, you ain’t gonna change him; so you better change your plan,” my mother instructed in a tone steeped in matter-of-factness, as she leaned back on her green, velvet couch with her legs stretched-out and propped up , wearing a thin, eggplant-colored short sleeved sweater, bedroom-slippers and half-slip (she would…

Randi Bryant

Sista who believes that we can fix it if we won’t face it. Real talk. It’s time to have a conversation. Blog: randib.net

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