Gone for the Summer

  Sometimes you write and sometimes you live. This feels like a “living” summer. If you need your sporadic doses of SBG, there’s my Facebook page (for random Skinny Bits) and Tiny Letter (for more personal, blog-ish stuff). The Skinny Black Girl on Facebook The Skinny Black Girl on Tiny Letter Just need a minute … [Read more…]

Too Lit for the Blog

“Do you have any thoughts on Tiny Letter? Seems like it might be up your alley.” This is how I learned about Tiny Letter, an email subscription service that lets people sign up to receive personal updates from their friends, family, or (ahem) favorite bloggers in their inbox. More personal than a formal newsletter. With … [Read more…]

The I’m Not Washed World Tour

“I’m really too young to be feeling this old.” – a Canadian rapper I no longer listen to. In February, in a dimly lit restaurant over whiskey cocktails and seafood appetizers, C and I pondered our social lives as unmarried, non-parent 30somethings. “Remember summer 2009?” I asked. She nodded. A megawatt smile spreading across her … [Read more…]

All for Me

You know what I’ve been doing lately? Daily journaling. Not free writing or writing practice, but stopping at the end of every day to catalog my feelings and experiences. I broke the habit for awhile because I was tired of living in my head. Allowing space for my thoughts without judgment helps me be more … [Read more…]