Rep Yo City…with some Wine and Words

Let’s do a #FBF post to the ladies of Wine and Words… On another episode of Wine and Words, Shari and DNC salute their hometowns (NY and STL) and speak to the regional differences that they love, loath and now see in their own children. Get ready for some nostalgia, cuss words and motherhood wrapped … Continue reading Rep Yo City…with some Wine and Words

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Dear Sis: An Open Letter to Black Women

Photo by Hian Oliveira on Unsplash I am not in competition with you Sis! You are dope and so am I. It’s a genetic thing that we can’t avoid or deny, so why don’t we come to a truce and focus on our revolution. I totally get why you may have issues with trusting the positive energy that … Continue reading Dear Sis: An Open Letter to Black Women

DNC’s Short Story Series: “Complicated” – Chapter One: Tina

A quick #FridayRead from my new short story series.

Enjoy!

The Chronicles of DNC

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I hold tight to my tear-soaked pillow, wanting the sun to set again, but it’s too late. Morning is here and reality is in my face.

His arm wrapped tight around me is supposed to give comfort and protection, but it doesn’t. His loving embrace is false. A mask. A deterrent to his truth. And foolishly, I let it stay in place. Maybe because I’m too scared to move it. Maybe it’s because I don’t want to get up. Or maybe it’s because I want to wear the mask too.

If I could rewind time, I wouldn’t. I want to act like yesterday didn’t happen. Like the argument was just a bad…

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