You’re not Keanu Reeves — there is no escaping the matrix

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I’ve always envied how men can remain eligible bachelors for as long as they’re single.

It’s not just that men get to remain desirable well into their sixties. Women can do that too. I think anyone breathing can agree that 52-year-old J.Lo can still “get it.”

My envy for these…

The 10 Commandments and Mean Girls had us judging jealousy for too long

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Years ago, I would pen poetic musings—quick tidbits of wisdom that I called Simoneisms (creative, I know). Occasionally, I’d share those musings on social media, but for the most part, I was afraid to disclose those pieces of my heart consistently. Afraid of being judged. Afraid of being cast as…

An Alternative Opinion

Perhaps wanting a smile from a Sista is no different than expecting a head nod from another Black man.

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“Smile, girl.”

When the words fell out of the mouth of whatever random man I passed on the street, I would feel as though a match was lit in my chest.

I would look up to this stranger, only then becoming conscious of my face. A face that, up until…

Simone Keelah Brathwaite

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