My Mother Died Three Months Ago, And I’m Still Figuring Out How To Grieve For Her
by xoJane 6 months ago
“Mommy, I wanna see grandma.” The toddler always makes this demand casually, usually as I'm picking him up from school or fixing him dinner. Three months later and I still can't find the words to tell him she's gone for good.
The Dos And Don’ts Of Managing Frizzy Hair, Regardless Of Your Hair Type
by xoJane 7 months ago
Plus, a crash course on dew point and how to use it to stop a bad hair day before it starts.
White Men Who Shout Racial Slurs At Rap Concerts: You Are Making Me Uncomfortable
[Editorial Note: This piece contains racial slurs.] There are lots of things that make me uncomfortable: strangers touching my hair, my thick thighs rubbing in the heat, yeast infections. And lately, there’s one more thing that’s been making me really uncomfortable: White men at...
I Was a Ghanaian American Girl in Thailand: The Importance of Being Colorful Overseas
There was the time when students laughed at me for wearing a head-wrap to class, and one teacher approached me and asked if I was wearing a Thai skirt on my head.
How (Almost) Leaving Islam Nearly Killed Me
My sister and I back when nothing mattered. On a chilly autumn day in 2008, I texted two friends, called a suicide hotline, and left a voice mail on my mom’s phone about my plan to kill myself. And who knows, I probably blogged about...