Thursday 7:50pm

Sitting with one leg sprawled on the dirty clothes decorating my bed while the other hangs off the edge in submission to gravity, I marinate in the mediocrity of my 20s. I ride the bus every day in my business casual ironed top and steam pressed slacks hoping to create some meaning to this drab […]

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This freedom isn’t for free: Self-identifying as a badass while living under the male gaze

As a 20-something college graduate with Caribbean parents, I’m expected to jump into the dating scene and prepare for marriage within the next 5-7ish years. Let’s keep in mind that my parents force-fed me the idea that I wasn’t supposed to even look at boys unless I was viewing them from the window of my […]

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