2022 kicked my ass. I am not even joking, I felt the pain this year, but I also felt the joys and simple pleasures. This year's theme was focusing on love within my relationships. Let me be specific here- we're not talking about romantic love. When this year started, I wanted more for myself. I … Continue reading an African girl’s 2022 final reflections
“Maybe I am the problem…” – An African Girl’s Dating App Experience
https://soundcloud.com/user-520867513/africangirl Welcome to The Life of an African Girl in America Ahhh, I've' avoided this post for a while now. But here we are. In November of 2021, I decided to download Hinge for the first time ever. My heart raced while I watched the app being downloaded on my phone. To me, I was … Continue reading “Maybe I am the problem…” – An African Girl’s Dating App Experience
The Single African Girl
https://soundcloud.com/user-520867513/africangirl Welcome to The Life of an African Girl in America I am sitting outside of Starbucks, with an interesting iced brown sugar oat milk espresso drink and a banana nut bread. The sun is beaming at my oily forehead, as I had forgotten to apply another round of Black Girl Sunscreen on my face … Continue reading The Single African Girl
Ramadan Series??? A Gentle Reminder
https://soundcloud.com/user-520867513/africangirl Welcome! Author's Note: LOL, not me starting this series and completely neglecting it. But hey! I was focused this Ramadan. I can’t believe Ramadan is ending soon. SubhanAllah. I wanted to journal every week, but your girl was focused on other things. For my brothers and sisters, I am so proud of you. I … Continue reading Ramadan Series??? A Gentle Reminder
Ramadan Series: The Gift of Pausing
Recently, I experienced something that frustrated me on my first day of Ramadan. This Holy month is about detachment from my desires and distractions. It’s about getting closer to Allah. It’s about being present and mindful of my thoughts and actions. This month is my restart for the year to cleanse my mind and soul. … Continue reading Ramadan Series: The Gift of Pausing
“You’re going to grad school to run away from marriage?”- my African mom
https://soundcloud.com/user-520867513/africangirl Welcome! Author's Note: Maybe I spoke too soon on consistency. Well, I am trying. But, it's a new year, so that means we need more content. So, my beautiful readers, how are you? If you're wondering if the title is accurate, then yes, it is. A couple of years ago, I was told to … Continue reading “You’re going to grad school to run away from marriage?”- my African mom
An African Girl’s Early Twenties Reflection
https://soundcloud.com/user-520867513/africangirl Welcome! Author's Note: We are back babyyyyy. I turned 25 yesterday! I felt so loved and appreciated, which was a great way to ring in a new chapter of my life. I hope you enjoy my lessons. Let me know what lessons you've learned 🙂 A quote for you: When the sun rises, you … Continue reading An African Girl’s Early Twenties Reflection
feeling the feelings cause I wanna be in my feels.
https://soundcloud.com/user-520867513/africangirl Welcome! Omg, what is this? Consistency? No way! Hello my wonderful readers, I hope you are all well. How are you feeling? Are you feeling the feelings? All the emotions you've been suppressing? Holding off? Convincing yourself that you are okay when you are not? There are days when I cannot explain or even … Continue reading feeling the feelings cause I wanna be in my feels.
talking about mental health in an african home pt. 2
https://soundcloud.com/user-520867513/africangirl Welcome! Author's Note: Hi my wonderful readers and welcome back to the Life of an African Girl in America! I hope you are all doing well. We are back babyyyyyy. Wow. It has been a minute. I haven't been active because your girl is now in school. Yes, I am a graduate student now … Continue reading talking about mental health in an african home pt. 2
Who told you I wanted you?
https://soundcloud.com/user-520867513/africangirl WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG! Wow it has been a long time since I wrote on the blog. I had to take a break and finish my second poetry book, The Sweetest Nectar. How are you? Are you taking care of yourself? I hope you are well 🙂 Yes, you did read the title … Continue reading Who told you I wanted you?