Going to see a shrink? That’s something white folks do,” I’d hear as a kid. “They got the money for that kinda shit. We can’t afford to lay on no couch and tell somebody why we sad or why my dad didn’t play with me enough.” … Continue readingEscaping The Stigma of Seeking Mental Health As A Black Man
Growing up, I would hear stories from my male friends about how their baby sitters would kiss them or touch them in inappropriate ways. My friends would talk about making out with a “play aunt” or having sex with a family friend. It was not looked upon as a bad thing; in fact, it was something they bragged about. This was a rite of passage to many of us. … Continue readingThe Minimising of Sexual Assault of Black Boys
Stop Holding Back, an organization that is dedicated to helping people with their stutter co founder Ayo Adesayna and I talked about how we grew up stuttering, our techniques in dealing with it, and why we are both dedicated in not letting it stop us from our goals. Check out this awesome conversation. … Continue readingFacing Stuttering Head On.
Some black folks would say, “Leave that ghetto shit at home. Talk like you got some sense!” I wanted to go far, get a nice job, and make money, so I would switch it on and off when I needed to. I felt like I was doing what I needed to do in order to become accepted in the world. … Continue readingWhy I Don’t Code Switch