Leila

I write blogs pertaining to black women and the struggle that we go through daily. I'm here to share what I go through in hopes of helping others who might be able to relate.

Advice to Myself.

  I know that things seem horrible right now. You feel like no matter how hard you try to swim you keep sinking deeper and deeper, drowning. Nothing feels good, nothing can make you feel better. Things feel like they are falling apart. You don’t want to do anything, you don’t feel like doing anything. All […]

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The Power Of Representation.

  When I was kid my dad used to take my sister and I to Toys-R-Us to reward us for exceptional things we had done. As a little kid these exceptional things usually consisted of getting good grades, birthdays, and occasionally we got toys just because we begged for long enough. Straights A’s on our report […]

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Bring Back Our Girls.

It seems that for months now young black girls have been disappearing out of nowhere. Every day there is a new missing persons report, but yet nobody seems to have noticed or cared till now. The new hasn’t been covering it and one of the main reasons that the issue became a nationally recognized problem […]

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“Get Out” Review

For months I sat in anticipation waiting for the new Jordan Peele movie to come out, “Get Out” it was called. I saw the trailer when I went to watch “Hidden Figures” and I was excited, another black movie ready to take Hollywood by storm. I have always been one to go out and support […]

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Shades of Beauty.

  Imagine this, you’re at your local store looking for some makeup. You scan the aisles looking for your perfect match of foundation, but what you find is a rack of beige and three bottles of what is supposed to cover all darker skinned people. Frustration starts to build up, so you move to the […]

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Being Black At A PWI

  If you’re not black you probably do not know that there are certain distinguishers when it comes to universities in America. On one end we have a PWI or predominantly white institution. These are exactly what they stand for, a university that has a majority enrollment of white people. On the other hand of […]

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Where Would We Be?

  At my college, I am a member of the African Student Association (ASA). It is basically a group of African kids or people who are interested in Africa and it’s culture who get together and enjoy food, music, and other like-minded people. We have a group message and everyday we have a question of […]

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