Open-Mindedness Blogs

“Emotions.”

Warning: Being super transparent in this blog. Today’s open mindedness blog is about false positivity and emotions. As a blogger and as a person, there’s this weird connotation that you have it all together. Some people see me and think I got it all together but that is not the case– I don’t have it…

“Let’s Talk Legends.”

This past Friday, Chadwick Boseman passed away from colon cancer. The world was shocked and hurt. His story and death truly touched my heart- I’m sure I’m not alone. From the last two years, many comments have been made in regards to his weight loss. Some were jokes and some were genuine concerns. Regardless of…

“Boy.”

Audiobook: The following short story was written three years ago and it was inspired by Jamaica Kincaid’s brilliant short story called, “Girl.” Below is a photograph of the short story, “Girl,” by Jamaica Kincaid. This is how you’re going to keep cutting your hair so that you don’t resemble to a female, don’t ever grow…



“Colorism: Part Two.”

Audiobook: Every time I go to African stores, I constantly see skin-bleaching products. It honestly angers me to the core for so many reasons. Before I move on though … Let’s Define Colorism. “Colorism is the prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial…

“Healing.”

Audiobook: Last week, I spoke about trauma and how trauma affects our daily behaviors and interactions with others. Now let’s talk about healing. Healing is a process. Not everyone goes through the healing process, however, many do. The healing process could take days, months, years. It honestly varies per person. What if I told you…

“Why Settle?”

Audiobook: As a blogger, it’s easy to get caught up with ‘what’s popular or trending.’ The same goes for social media influencers and other entrepreneurs. The truth is … your audience will come, so don’t settle for what you think is ‘trending.’ Stick with your values and work according to your values. If you compromise…

“The Outbreak.”

Audiobook: The coronavirus started off as something continuously joked about. There’s been memes and unfair racist backlash to the Chinese community. Ever since the coronavirus has been in the United States – things are getting serious. Schools are shutting down and switching to online coursework. People are now being forced to work from home. Professional…

“Recipe to Success.”

Audiobook: Abraham Lincoln once said,“give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” If you’re seeking success, start by effectively preparing! Preparation is vital. It’s a must! But how can we prepare … if we lack time management skills? Some of us struggle to keep…

“The Taboo Topic.”

Audiobook: Time is so precious. Time is so precious because it’s something we can never get back. So why do we waste time? Time isn’t the “taboo topic” though. The taboo topic is something that is inevitable for all living things. The taboo topic is something that most living things are afraid of facing. The…

“Laziness.”

Audiobook: I’d be lying if I said I never get lazy lol we all have our days. However, that doesn’t mean that we aren’t capable of stopping it. Remember, we do have choices. Laziness can sometimes be associated with procrastination. Procrastination is a result of bringing in excuses in order to delay the task (s).…

“Thank You Instagram”

Scrolling down my timeline, I’d always see posts with captions saying: “deleting later.” I think you’ve seen this too! Or … you maybe done this yourself. If you really think about it though, DOES THAT CAPTION EVEN MAKE SENSE? Why would you post a picture just to delete it later? You obviously had to like…

“How Dare We …”

Call me crazy, but one of my biggest fears is becoming financially wealthy. Yes I said it. I’m afraid of being rich. Why? Because I’ve seen what money does to people. It makes people greedy. Greedy for what they don’t need, more so greedy for what they want, or should I say, “feel entitled to.”…

“The Toxic Stigma Around Mental Health”

Psychology Today defines empathy as the experience of understanding another person’s thoughts, feelings, and condition from his or her point of view, rather than from one’s own. Lacking is a strong word used to emphasize unavailability and absence within various situations involving relationships, education, finances, and many more. Personally, growing up as an African-American female…

“My Name”

  When you’re young, it’s hard to realize why it matters to pronounce others’ names correctly, let alone learn it. Acknowledging the significance of names are beyond important. I’m pretty sure most of us have met multiple people with the same name, one may say, “traditional American names.” For example: John, Emily, Sarah, etc. Hadiatou…

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