• Muses

    While You’re Waiting, Time is Going!

    The month of August is a peculiar month to me because this was the month about a year ago when I finally decided to put my hand on the plow and never look back. I understood I had a gifting in writing and I knew I had to use it. I had such big visions and dreams of what I wanted, but limited resources to effectuate them. However, I just could not wait till everything was picture-perfect, because while waiting, time is going. If I’d kept procrastinating, I may never have gotten started! The same thing goes for the vlog, when I made the decision to launch my vlog on…

  • Muses

    Taking Feminism Too Far

    I was recently engaged in a casual conversation with a reader who had seen my “About” page and thought it was unfair for me to refer to myself as an “occasional feminist”. You can’t be on both sides of the fence the person said, you have to take a stance, it’s either you are a feminist or you’re not. This was not the first time someone had approached me about how I chose to describe myself. A friend had previously challenged me for stating that I was a “realistic hopeless romantic”, after a series of friendly squabbles we both concurred that I am more of a realistic romantic than a hopeless…

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    My Complicated Relationship with Feminism   

    Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes. ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists I was a child when I first heard the word feminist. I was probably 10 then. I don’t recall exactly how the word became a part of my vocabulary. I may have read it in a book or heard it on television. But it did become a part of my identity at a very young age. I was a feminist, at least in my head that was how I saw myself, even if no one around me had the faintest idea that I had this notion. After…