We NEED this in Relationships.

Hey Vulnerabites, One minute…Let me seal the velcro on my boxing gloves, so this fight can be fair. She sent me this long WhatsApp message… I mean, the kind that had the ‘read more’ tab after her 6th paragraph. Taking a very deep breath and squirming at the length of it, I sat down to…

There’s Something About Mac.

Hey Vulnerabites, Hope the New Year is being good to you! Mine has been a little busier than I would’ve hoped, but hey… I’ll take it 🙂 Happy New Year to you! But as promised in the acceptance speech of receiving my first blog award … Here are 10 things about your Naked Writer:

Mama, I Made It!

Hey Vulnerabites, A few weeks ago, a young lady stumbled on my blog and commented that she saw some catchy titles in my list of blogs and couldn’t wait to start reading. Naturally, I was thrilled that a complete stranger found my stories intriguing, we call that Market Validation — thanks for teaching me big important words…

The Most Difficult Feeling in the World.

Hey Vulnerabites! Oh how I’ve missed you. Thank you for all the love y’all have shown my guest writers! Felt like the moment a single mom brings home her male “friend” and her kids are nice to him. Big smooches to you all!!! But Your Naked Writer is back!!! Y’all know that I’ve recently rejoined social media  (for…

What If I Never Get Married?

  Hey Vulnerabites, She sent me an email sharing how the transparency in my blog had inspired her own openness. After a few “hard and force you to process your feelings” questions and a couple of rough drafts later, this fell into my inbox. I hope you find her honesty as refreshing as I did….

If You’re Not Married by 28, You’re Screwed.

Hey Vulnerabites, So, I know y’all like when I talk relationships, those posts always drive the most traffic, and not to mention, it came up a number of times in response to my last post asking, “what do you want to read about?” So as per the request of a fellow Vulnerabite, here we go… “A guy…

Something New.

Hey Vulnerabites! Do this with me… I know you’ve subscribed to my blog because you want to hear from me—- I’m most grateful for you and I’m honestly quite humbled by the gesture— but I want to hear from you too! Comment below with some topics you’d be interested in reading about. OR— If you’d like…

Should We Expect Our Friends To…

Hey Vulnerabites, So about this time last year in my blog post, Mentally I’ve Left.  I wrote… Me: I’m alright — still at my job. Want to be gone next year. Really doing myself a disservice by being there.  Guess what? I resigned from my job last week.

My Friends Don’t Trust Me

Hey Vulnerabites, So, I went to counseling recently… TEAM VULNERABLE HERE… Yes BLACK WOMEN DO COUNSELING TOO! Rolling my eyes at everyone who just withdrew my “Strong Black Women” card! But why did I even just do that? I just countered my efforts to live emotionally healthy with a side note that ‘y’all probably think…

How Facebook Helped Me Lie.

Dear Vulnerabites, I really wasn’t ok, but I wanted to give the perception that I was. In fact, I was scrolling through Google deciding which “how to commit suicide” link I wanted to click on. I was searching for a sure way to cement my attempted overdose. I did not want my stomach being pumped…

How Skydiving Changed My Life.

Hey Vulnerabites… WHERE IS THE DOOR?!?!? What if I change my mind? WHERE IS THE !@$%@$@ DOOR!?!?! No door… just something that looks like a thick plastic blind that goes up and down. Calm down honey! Whhooo Sssaaaa. The aircraft is lifting off the runway and I’m laughing hysterically — not out of excitement… just in between the…