“Insecure” Gets Me Nervous

I have been avoiding a few movies or shows that highly address VERY REAL struggles of a Black character. I vicariously live in them and what they are experiencing are things I have also experienced. It's more apparent when I watch shows like Insecure, Dear White People and Queen Sugar. They are great shows! There … Continue reading “Insecure” Gets Me Nervous

The Fan with Trust Issues

You know when you really love and trust someone, and that person betrays you? Well, that’s not exactly what happened to me. What I’ll talk about was actually less harmful, but harmful nonetheless. My love was for books and movies, and the betrayal came from the authors, actors and/or creators. These people, who created amazing … Continue reading The Fan with Trust Issues

Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book Americanah about love, loss and identity really spoke my story and my feelings. The premises of it is a young woman immigrating to the US leaving her home and her love. A young man’s immigrating to the UK looking for his love, freedom and identity. Their stories entangled in a web … Continue reading Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Children of Authoritarian Parents

Learning about the many parenting styles, I found it difficult to recognize where the families I surround myself in would be placed. Being an immigrant from a family whose chrono-system was affected by the Rwandan Genocide, their parenting style seem to be a mixture of traditional and authoritarian parenting. Which, in my opinion is fascinating, … Continue reading Children of Authoritarian Parents