When I started writing this post, it was gonna be a full on rant, but I took some time to reflect and decided I could either be a shell of a person, miserable and broken, OR I could appreciate the good and positive experiences and make this a moment of gratitude.Continue reading “Change your mindset: Rae’s Violet Adventures”
Hey y’all. It’s been minute.
OK, it’s been a month, but it’s felt OH so much longer. Life has not slowed down in this hemisphere, but I’ll go into that later. I’ve missed blogging on this side of the pond… the personal, full control, my feelings side of the pond. Not full on professional, strictly for work writing. Yeah, you get the gist.Continue reading “Rae’s Violet Work Life: Work breaks, self-doubt & Twitter spaces”
Life sucks…except it doesn’t. I’ve been on the up and up with accomplishment after accomplishment, praise, offers and more, but it’s been hard to appreciate any of it. Work ethic leaves little time for sleep or recharging.Continue reading “Hard to Focus on the Positive: How lack of self-care can wash the color out of everything”
So, this is just a personal reflection of my concerns/fears for this upcoming semester considering we’re going through these most unprecedented times right now.Continue reading “Fall 2020 College Outlook: RVW Edition”
You can read my full review on Reedsy Discovery: https://reedsy.com/discovery/book/reinventing-hannah-jack-ori Below is an excerpt of my review.
At my age, and having not experienced extreme sexual assault, I don’t think I’m the target audience for this book. However, I think a young adult audience and survivors of sexual assault may gain more from this book than I did. The reigning message in this book, which is rape doesn’t diminish one’s value as a person and brings about lots of complexities. Granted it’s a sensitive subject, is handled well at first. However, it encompasses the entire plot of the story to the point I began to wonder if any closure or solution would be reached over the course of 300 pages.Continue reading “Reinventing Hannah Reedsy Book Review”
A fictional short story by Rae
Magenta Harris is a young, black woman looking for a date. At this point, anyone will do. Magenta’s boyfriend, Donellius, hasn’t taken her out on a date in months, and she’s tired of waiting. Magenta’s left feeling depressed and useless after trying to fit her desires into their relationship. Enter Tino, the one who may be the answer Magenta’s been looking for. Tino is bold, dominant, and kinda crazy, but he offers Magenta one thing—a date.
Magenta has to make a choice. Will Magenta and Donellius improve their relationship or will she risk everything for a date with his polar opposite?
Find out below in the first installment of this story.
Note: A revised intro has been added with improvements and new content!!