Confession: My name isn’t Shelly. That’s my author pen name: The face that I present to the world that sounds friendly and generic. My real name is LaShell. And no matter how many times I say it, it never fails that its mispronounced (“’la’ and ‘shell’, people… two separate...
Last October, I wrote a post lamenting the fact that the plans I made for fall 2012 didn’t pan out.  I was sad and frustrated, because I felt like I deserved to have things work out after waiting for soooooo loooooooooong.  But instead, the job I thought I wanted—a...
Where I work we have cubicals. I know this is a somewhat standard practice, but I don't think I've ever worked in a place with cubicals before. I sit in a block of six. There are three of us Organizers and three Reps. Store reps, by the nature of...
Kim Kardashian… two words that can inspire squeals of delight or utter loathing. Personally, I’m not a fan of the infamous Kimmy Kakes, but the recent criticism that she’s received from bloggers and the public, in general, has made me much more sympathetic to the reality star. I’m specifically...
On a normal day my job as a community organizer is focused on two things, keeping Walmart out of Seattle and networking with partner organizations to garner community support for the workers of Walmart. We want to make sure our community has every opportunity to stand in solidarity with...
I watched this powerful video today and I had to wonder if anybody I've known has been abused? I have never been in a physically abusive relationship, but I've been in a verbally abusive friendship. I have always been friends with more guys than girls. Most of...
Being the huge movie fan that I am and an avid reader of Essence Magazine, I found it very interesting to see their recommendations of the "Top 25 Movies Every Black Woman Should Watch". So figured I would take a look and provide my own remix version!! Check it...
I've been a comic Book nerd since 2nd grade. When my Father and My uncle, Dumped a dusty "treasure" Chest in an empty corner of my play room. Inside this chest, were piles upon piles of comic books from their childhood. I was so enthralled with the bright pages...
Happy 80th birthday to the original Perfection Herself, Nichelle Nichols.THISWOMANISASTRAIGHT-UPGODDESS!Flawless.  Timeless.  Glorious.  Happy Birthday, Nichelle!If you want to know about Nichelle Nichols' impact on NASA and society as a whole, check this out."Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek  series, performed with Emil de Cou and the Pacific Ballet...
I find it amazing how much you appreciate being a nerd once you get older.  Adding two cups of wisdom along with a pint of experience and mix it all together with maturity gives you a bewitching concoction of someone who is secure in who and what they are....