Mourning Orgasm

Mourning Orgasm
The moon was waxing, but the Earth was drawing near its destination point. An apex, if you will, before the shift. Reality’s trick’s were becoming more and more entertaining. Life’s whimsy rippled through the air like the smell of ripe peaches, singing summer in sensuous dribbles along the fabric. Every thing was so beautiful. The... Read more »

Date Moss

Date Moss
So! As it turns out, I just may be possibly developing a knack for romance. This is a genre I am very excited to pursue and feel very confident in doing so. Here’s a vignette titled “Date Moss” that will likely be in Part II of Eclipse Season….as these events triggering this phase began during... Read more »

Bouncer

Bouncer
 An excerpt from my upcoming book, Eclipse Season.  “Do you have a vibrator?” his Nigerian accent was thick, as thick as his skin was dark, and it wrapped itself rotund ’round the vowels of his last word.   “I have two,” I say, the words coming out of me so dirty, so usual of me,... Read more »
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Wake And Bake

Wake And Bake
**UPDATE** After watching Jordan Peele’s “Get Out”, you could say that I’m one that “Got Out”, so to speak.   * * * Waking up. Waking up from what you ask? From that of a suburban slumber. “Well, since these people already don’t like me…might as well not give them any other reasons.” Watching my... Read more »

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When asked what it’s like to be a black woman (a double minority) in America…lots of responses come to mind. The initial response was one that admittedly was not the brightest nor most desirable to voice for a plethora of reasons.  Despite its seemingly negative weight, the response was one that simply hadn’t had enough... Read more »

In It But Not of It

It’s been quite some time…about a year to be exact, since I’ve graced the digital pages of Chicago Now. My initial pitch for a blog proposed the examination of queer life in Chicago, and all of it’s awesome qualities, as the gay community is one that I have always felt at home in, and for... Read more »
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Not Another Natural Hair Story: The Pretty, The Powerful, The Black

Not Another Natural Hair Story: The Pretty, The Powerful, The Black
The internal battle that came along with this was probably completely unnecessary. Questions like, “Will this affect my career?” “Will this contribute to me possibly going bald in the future?” “What about those assholes that judge at the sight of straight hair alone?” continuously sprang to mind. I also was getting pretty sick of random... Read more »