CategoryI’m just sayin’.

Sporty Sexism

It’s now evident to me that when I’m about to fall asleep, I need to resist the urge to check my phone. Chances are I’ll find something that leaves me vexed and itching to write an essay. Consider last night. Meet Exhibit A: Hmmm. I don’t follow sports very closely. Yet during the World Cup, I was mesmerized. My poor mother had to put up with me sitting in front of the...

Thank God.

Sometimes I feel as though God is the King of Last Minute Gifts. But it’s all good. Mainly because He is.

In spite of all of my grumbling about how some believers behave, I’ve realized that I am still very much in love with the core of my faith. I can’t let it go. None of the things that people may do can nullify God’s infinite grace and love.

Marie and Me

Well, not really.  Still…Let me introduce you to someone. A couple of months ago I tweeted @HowSheHustles. I mentioned 3 different leaders that I though the ladies should get to know. Marie Forleo is one of them. I first discovered Marie a few years ago via her dating book, Make Every Man Want You. *cue the sound of a record scratching* Now, now. Don’t be put off by the title. I almost...

Nudes you can use.

I don’t always have easy access to a mall with a MAC counter. Places like Walmart are closer. Hence, earlier this summer, this video from African Export saved me. For some reason, I couldn’t find the mauve or red shades that she mentioned. But if you’re a medium-brown toned black woman looking for a neutral lipstick, she used a couple of great options. Here are my current loves: Yes, I know that...

Cameron Russell: “Looks aren’t everything…”

This video truly inspired me. We need to keep considering the realities behind what we’re fed. As Ms. Russell showed her audience the contrast between “Magazine Cameron” and “Real Life Cameron”, I was stunned. I know publications use young(er) models. But hearing about the industry from someone in it really haunted me. How many times have I been concerned about my...

Lovely.

When I first prepped this post, only the video was featured. But I believe I would be remiss if I didn’t say something. The Door by Ava DuVernay depicts a prime example of something that I am deeply thankful for. Media that depicts black women as WOMEN. Not sassy stereotypes. Living, breathing, beautiful, bountiful, vulnerable, normal human beings. Lord willing, I look forward to following...

On fear. And hair.

I’d originally written this as a random tangent in the middle of a recent draft. But it didn’t quite fit. I was talking about the push-and-pull between wanting to create, and knowing that much of what you make is crap. Kind of like that Ira Glass quote that my friend Lisa told me about except I focused on my anxiety and how I recently felt ill during the process of preparing something...

Claire

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My name really is Claire. I’m a Canadian of Caribbean descent.

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