african american

Am I an Oreo?

Hi my name is Leila. I love Rock & Country music. In January I listened to 8,160 minutes of Coldplay radio on Pandora. Yes, 8,160 minutes. That’s 136 hours. That’s almost 6 days. My top 3 artists on Spotify for 2017 were Coldplay, John Mayer, and Migos. After reading all of that, if you didn’t […]


Toning Down My Blackness

I can’t count how many times I have found myself using a different voice or censoring myself when I talk to people who are not black. Why? Because I don’t want to fit the stereotype of the typical black person. If I am in a social setting where I am the only black person, my […]