Dimensions of Black Womanhood: The Dreamer and The Thinker

“Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.” – Susan L. Taylor

“Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.” -Lorraine Hansberry

Sheryl: The Dreamer

Photo credit: @jazzthenoise
Photo credit: @jazzthenoise

I have been in love no less than 15 times. They were all passionate relationships with red-hot touches that both thrilled and terrified, summertime walks around DC’s monuments as the sky draped itself in purple at sunset, and winter dinners by fire, the crackle of orange flames filling in the pauses of our conversations. My feet have roamed narrow cobblestone streets and dusty village roads in more than half of the countries in this world. I have laid a blue, cotton blanket across lush green quadrangles on the campuses of 10 universities, legs crossed and laptop open as I pounded out short stories for my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

But that was all in my head, a kaleidoscope of dreams to match my heart’s desires.

Read more from Sheryl here.

T.S.: The Thinker

Photo credit: @jazzthenoise
Photo credit: @jazzthenoise

What could possibly be wrong with me?

Why don’t they want me?

Is it my personality? Is it my hair? Is it just me?

My thoughts have consumed me as of late in my recent job search. As we ALL know, being in the job market is daunting. The numerous phone and in-person interviews, the rounds of emails, and reference checks can be exhilarating but also intimidating. My job search has netted me three rejections in the final round sending my mind into a whirlwind.

Read more from T.S. here.

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