“English And What?”

Me: Sawubona? South African: Yebo, Unjani? Me: Ngiyapila, nam… South African: Ngiyapila *Insert follow up question* Me: I’m sorry, I don’t know much Zulu South African: So what language do you speak? Me: English South African: English and what? Me: Just English South African: *Insert all types of looks of confusion* What do you mean? … More “English And What?”

Scandal to Insecure: Black Women Writing It All

Five years later and this evening commences the final season of Scandal. Regardless of how you feel about the over-the-top plots and twists, there is no debating the importance of Olivia Pope’s television existence. Her existence segued the joy that we all felt seeing Viola Davis not only kill it in How to Get Away … More Scandal to Insecure: Black Women Writing It All

Blogger Recognition Award

A week away from our 6-month-blogversary, it’s really motivating to receive a Blogger Recognition Award. A special thank you to Courtenay’s Beauty Box for following, supporting and nominating Write to Live for this award! If you are looking for a blog that uniquely covers lifestyle, beauty, mental health topics, definitely hit that follow button on … More Blogger Recognition Award

More Life & More Lessons to Apply to Your 4th Quarter

Earlier this year, Drake dropped the playlist More Life to keep our headphones and day parties bumpin’ all summer while he puts in work. As fall rolls in many of us are still vibing out to some of those hits. Each time he creates, he steps back to reflect, inspire and birth new genius. Some people begged … More More Life & More Lessons to Apply to Your 4th Quarter

Pulse Check on Healthcare: The Breakdown of All Your Healthcare Concerns

Trump’s campaign and victory in the 2016 presidential election highlighted deep divisions in our “united” states. One such division is over our country’s healthcare system. Should we follow the examples of countries like the UK, France, Canada, and Switzerland and push for a universal healthcare system? Or should we return to the “good old days” … More Pulse Check on Healthcare: The Breakdown of All Your Healthcare Concerns

The America We Know

“Not the America I know.” Because the America you know was founded on the basis of “religious” freedom? Because the America that you know is the land of the free and the home of the brave? Because you read somewhere, “Give me your tired, your poor…”? “Nations are not communities and never have been. The … More The America We Know