Shayla's Recent Articles

Responding To “I Love You” When You’re Not Quite Ready To Say It Back

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A few years ago I dated a tall, dark, and handsome man with a witty sense of humor, great taste in music, and excellent benefits.  What more could a gal ask for? One night, during one of our marathon phone sessions, I came to the...

Why Saying I Look “Mixed” Isn’t A Compliment

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I was a bartender for six years. This basically means I spent over half a decade blocking corny pick up lines one double shot of Hennessy at a time. And then there’s the fact that I’ve had breasts since I was 11. So I say...

Would You Tell Your Friend If Their Significant Other Was Cheating?

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You’re at the mall doing some serious damage to your checking account, when just as you’re about to add another pair of overpriced stilettos to your arsenal, you spot something out of your peripheral. It’s your friend’s boyfriend walking hand in hand with a woman...

Lisa Lampanelli: It’s About More Than Just The N-Word

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I was scrolling through my timeline on Twitter this weekend, when amidst the usual Beyoncé worship was a retweet of a photo of comedienne Lisa Lampanelli and HBO’s Lena Dunham.  Below the photo was Lampanelli’s caption that read “Me with my nigga @LenaDunham of @HBOGirls...

It May Make Me a Slut-Shamer, But I Couldn’t Deal With His “Number”

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It felt like worms were slivering over my entire body, but mostly, inside of my vagina.