In this episode, Alex Rich joins DeeRae to talk about sex, sexuality, sexual health, addressing the sexual shame that comes from purity culture, and destigmatizing STIs. GUEST INFO: Alex Rich, Sexologoy Bae Instagram: @sexologybae Twitter: @GeauxSeeTheLady Things mentioned in the episode: Winter Wake Up Tea Just Add Honey Tea Co Study re: ENM & STI… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex, Part 1: Addressing Shame & Stigma
Category: Mental Health
i’m b[l]ack, yall
This is a response to this article. So, I started writing this post sometime at the beginning of this here panini, and wasn't able to finish it until now due to mental health reasons. I feel like it's a little dated, my feelings are the same but also so much more as I've experienced the… Continue reading i’m b[l]ack, yall
existing (it hurts, but it’s ok; i’m used to it)
Today I'm feeling lots of feels. Blickety Black feels. Being Black is something I'm always aware of. The times I've forgotten, I've been very quickly reminded of my Blackness. So I'm always in my Blickety Black feels; sometimes, it's just more intrusive. This week has been one of those times. I know that a lot… Continue reading existing (it hurts, but it’s ok; i’m used to it)
Sometimes, I feel really alone. Not lonely. I have so many lovely people in my life who I'm close to that I feel comfortable going to for most things. And to be honest, I do like being alone - I cherish my alone time when I don't have to be aware and considerate of other's… Continue reading alone
is it lebensmüde?
Youtube: Anathema - Regret (Türkçe Altyazı) "Disappointment comes with EVERY SINGLE CHOICE. I've learned to deal with my present disappointments since there are others I could be suffering." This was a comment an acquaintance made on one of my friend's social media posts. I can't remember if the post was about family, romantic relationships, or… Continue reading is it lebensmüde?
heart of the matter
I'm learning to live without you now But I miss you, baby And the more I know, the less I understand All the things I thought I'd figured out I have to learn again I've been trying to get down To the heart of the matter But my will gets weak And my thoughts seem… Continue reading heart of the matter
2018. Here we are. I've been reflecting on this past year this week. Sometimes intentionally, sometimes not so much. 2017 was a wild ride. Naturally, there is the impact of all the worldwide nonsense that occurred on my mental and emotional state (and I know many people can empathize with me on that). But there is… Continue reading reflection
Ugly Duckling, painting by Kimberly Rasar After surviving the terrible high school years with a skin disorder that I learned to manage (mostly), I've generally had moderately clear but VERY even skin. No one would guess that I dealt with years of itching, pills, steroid shots, testing topical ointments, huge pus-filled blisters all over my… Continue reading beauty
ob·ses·sion /əbˈseSHən/ noun a persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling; also: something that causes such preoccupation You know, when I was young I really believed that I wanted someone to be obsessed with me. Always have me on their mind; beg me to be with them; constantly talk about me… Continue reading obsession.
can’t stop, won’t stop
timehop app Thanks to Facebook's timehop feature, I was reminded of something today. Usually it reminds me of immature things I posted 8 years ago, or dredges up that not so flattering picture I forgot to untag myself in. But today, it brought up a post of me from years ago on a happy hour… Continue reading can’t stop, won’t stop