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Throughout most of my life, I hated myself. The mirror was my enemy. I didn’t have many friends and a resounding thought was “There must be something wrong with me. People don’t like me, or want to know me.”     As a young girl, I was very close to both my parents and my […]

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  It was Thanksgiving night and I had family staying with me. I just sat in my living room numb. I did not want my younger cousin to know what happened just moments ago, while she was getting ready for bed. I felt paralyzed. I was so worried I would ruin her holiday, that I […]

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Over the past few weeks my eyes have been opened to something I do not ever want to un-see, homelessness in my hometown of Orlando. Now don’t get me wrong, growing up in downtown Orlando I have always been aware there were homeless people. And to be honest, they used to drive me insane.  I […]

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As my iPhone shows the “Delivered” message next to yet another Black Panther meme sent to my boyfriend, I again marvel at how great of movie it was (see what I did there?). My favorite so far is a simple text post pointing out how T’Challa competes for (and some would say wins) the position […]

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