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TIA Talks: Mental Health Awareness

The notion that you always have to have it together is what’s crazy, not you. Mental Health has been coming up in a lot of conversations lately, and as someone who has her share of down moments, I’m here to say, you can make it. In this video I share five pick-me-ups that help me remember that balance is key and how to maintain it. And most importantly I want to say that you don’t have to feel bad about feeling bad.

My 5 Pick-Me-Ups…
1. Eat something & Drink water…let thy food be thy medicine.
2. Keep a Gratitude Journal…find at least one thing to be grateful for and write it down!
3. Move Your Body…dance, run, jump, or simply walk!
4. Smile… for no damn reason at all or because you can.
5. MUSIC!…listen to it, sing it, create it, just have it playing.

And clearly, I’m not a doctor, specialist, or any kind of healthcare provider so the message is not to cure depression, it’s just some ways to cope. How do you cope with down moments in your life? Let us know as we all need pick-me-ups in the various forms that we find them!

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Summer Anthem 2014

I don’t fear losses.

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Here is the video proof of my previous post about this officer forcing his way into my moms house (without legal documentation) and arresting my brothers friend without explanation. PLEASE REBLOG TO RAISE AWARENESS!!

I’m honestly appalled at this and I’m sorry this happened. Something similar happened to my dad’s friend (I watched this happen to my dad’s friend) so I can imagine how scary this must have been.

this just made me nauseous. all jokes aside.

I saw this via Facebook the other night & my heart broke to hear a black man begging an officer of the law not to be shot. && please don’t hit me with that he was resisting bullshit because he asked several times, why he was being bothered, why he was being placed under arrest


I’m disgusted by this officer.

Police officers no longer make me feel safe. Fucking, assholes.



I’ve been looking for this video.
I can even finish this.
This has my entire body in goosebumps.
And tears forming in my eyes.
This is fucking disgusting.

makes my skin crawl

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The FIRST premiere is HERE! Watch and fall in love with Robin and Charles. (Created by Jahmela Biggs & Directed by James Bland) 

It’s dope, y’all.

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TIA Talks: March Wrap Up & Booktube Break?!

Hello comrades! Wrapping up this Women’s History Month, (*clears throat & speaks in cadences of patriarchy*) I’m proud to declare that women are damn good storytellers after all. Who woulda thunk it, huh?

No, seriously I’m super pleased by the authors I introduced myself to this month. Writers like Arundathi Roy, Zora Neale Hurston, and Gloria Naylor…really phenomenal writers in their own right. …write?…wright?

I hope that you’ll introduce yourself to them too, and share them with your family, friends, and lovers! And while I am planning on taking a teeny, weeny break from Booktube (trust me you won’t even know I was gone) to focus on completing some writing, I am still with you all here, always and forever. Either way, don’t forget to subscribe on YouTube, check me out on Twitter & Instagram because as always, the social media thirst is real my friends. Until next time…

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