Home is often a word meant to describe a brick and mortar embodiment of safety. So, it might be safe to assume that one who opens their home to others is inviting them into their safe space. They are compelled by loneliness or maybe an understanding of the scarcity of safe spaces for others. They are those of us who lay out our welcome mats for more than just decoration.
" If your love for me requires that I hide parts of who I am, then you don't love me. Love is never a request for silence.”- Deray McKesson
There are few positions as precarious and conditional as being the exception to some else's prejudice. A lifetime teetering on the tightrope of respectability is one I wouldn't even wish on my enemies.
Being a black women in this day and age can be tiring. After centuries of being the most unwanted people in America, a lot of us have come to internalized that hatred and deny the need for self care. Little do people know that being a black women comes with high expectations and challenges that we have to overcome on a daily basis. It can become burdening and takes a toll on our mental health, so here are a few tips The Dinner Table can offer on your journey to self care.
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Iron “Man” won’t be a man for much longer. Come this fall, a young black girl with a fierce afro will assume The Golden Avenger mantle.
Reality TV is second behind Bollywood films as my favourite form of entertainment and there’s a commonality between them. Bollywood films exist as a combination of reality and fantasy, with characters who seem to live in our world suddenly breaking into song and dance at the slightest occurrence (often featuring cliffs and wind), and therein lies the similarity between reality TV and mainstream Bollywood. Reality TV is the scene where the cast break into song and dance with outfits to fit the part, but this time the producers are trying to convince us that it happened naturally.
Throughout my life, I have struggled with anxiety. In my younger years, most of it was a result of social discomfort and a fear of other people. I didn’t speak unless I was spoken to and I rejected the world before it got the chance to reject me.
Four carefree black girls are all sharing their two cents over Skype… now of course, nothing good could come out of this. The topic of conversation leads to the wonderful popular dating app known as Tinder.
Cliffanie Forrester is an 18 year old artist from Brooklyn, New York. She is a recent high school graduate and has recently accomplished one of her life long dreams. Cliffanie has one of her beautiful paintings hanging in the Metropolitan Museums of Art, one of the most renowned museums in the country.
The hashtag that’s spreading the stories of women across the globe, #OvercomeHER, is taking over people’s timeline and empowering women everywhere.