Not Just Sad
Writing the Vision...
“I am so sick of people saying they’re depressed! That mess is not real!”
That is an actual quote from someone that I had grown to respect as they spoke to my class. I sat, numb, because in my head there was an all-out war happening, and it wasn’t just two sides.
Nah, they don’t mean that.
Is that true? Am I overdoing it?
HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT FOOLISHNESS!
Breathe, Laquasha, breathe.
Holding On to My Faith
I have always loved to write. I was one of those girls who begged their mother to buy those journals with the cheap locks from the Scholastic Book Fairs and I would put it in my Lisa Frank bag and carry it and my gel pens everywhere. Every. Where.
Learning Me, Again
Over the past few months I’ve read a few Op-Eds about millennials leaving churches but continuing to believe, or about what millennials need out of Christianity, or why we don’t participate in service like folk think we should. I’ve read it, rolled my eyes, and felt stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Black Girl Breaks Down
November is over, thank God.
It was a helluva month for me, and although I made it through, I still feel it. I feel the remnants of what November showed me, and what I learned about myself for the millionth time in my 27 years of life.
I am not superwoman.
"I Know that Voice..."
I wrote the title of this piece then got on Facebook because I was afraid to tell the truth. Let me start from the beginning, though. Maybe it will help. Maybe you’ll understand. Maybe I’ll understand.
Seven years ago my hurt was given a name: depression. Two years later anxiety jumped on board. Monday I had a mental breakdown.
The Price of Mediocrity
My paternal grandmother is a Breast Cancer Survivor.
My paternal grandmother has Dementia.
If You Are Silent...
Every since I can remember, I have settled.
But not in everything. When it comes to my education, my career, the way I live, I go for the absolute best. But, when it comes to relationships, I find myself giving a whole lot and falling flat on my face each time.
I have terrible taste in men.
Nothing But Love...
At my job I am tasked with being the “school culture leader.” This means that I plan events, measure data pertaining to the school climate, and be the authority on all things school (and Black) culture. I don’t mind; my heart lies in education and even more so Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and school culture.
Maia Could've Been Me
Anybody that knows me knows that my mom is my best friend. We do almost everything together, and if she doesn’t answer my call I put out a Facebook All Points Bulletin.
But she’s still my mother, and every once in a while she drops a gem that reminds me of how loved, valuable, and special I am.
Recently, videos of teen star Maia Campbell have surfaced of her in a drug induced state. In one, Maia is seen begging for drugs and acting outlandishly. In another she is seen declining help from LL Cool J, her former co-star of “In The House.”