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…

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…

We’re All Waiting For…

My phone would not stop buzzing, one text after another came rolling in. I ignored it. I wasn’t ready for people’s opinions on how I should’ve just ‘kept that to myself.’ When my ‘panic-attack-like’ symptoms subsided and I had the guts to face what my ‘pinnacle of vulnerability’ had brought me, I looked at my…

I’m showing my a**

Hey Vulnerabites, Lesson One: “The higher you climb, the more a** you show.” (sorry to be crass). I literally burst out laughing when I read her text, because I couldn’t link the gentle soul of my 60-something year old, Halle Berry prototype, mentor of mine sending me this kind of message. Get to Know Me on…

Last Night I met Oprah’s director…

Dear Vulnerabites, Last night in New York City… this is what happened to me… She held my hand with a slightly firm grip, smiled and said, “It’s nice to meet you. I’m just trying to get back to my seat.” Of course she was, just like everyone else in the room. Get to Know Me on…

I’m Doing it Afraid.

Morning Vulnerabites…. So I’m nervous. I told myself that after my self-sabotaging karate kick that let the opportunity in Brooklyn slip right through my fingers, I would make more of an effort to #TMC (Take More Chances). So that’s what Im doing folks… and I am nnneeerrrvvvooouuusssss. Let’s Connect on Instagram , Twitter and Facebook I submitted…

“Being Authentic = Rich” -Oprah

“I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as I’ve rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.” – Oprah Winfrey UUmm Oprah… My Vulnera-bites and I have a couple of questions for you. Number one… What does that even mean? I’ve been me my…

She got invited to The White House.

Hey Nude-bies! Or do y’all prefer Vulnera-bites? Lol. (Vote in the comment section) Ok whatever… That’s not the point of my post today. So, if you read my last post, you’ll know that I’m in a season of Maximizing My Potential… Thank You Myles Munroe! It feels like Chapter 1 of that book ‘broke my water’ and…

Mentally, I’ve Left.

Vanessa: How’s life been with you? Me: I’m alright — still at my job. Want to be gone next year. Really doing myself a disservice by being there. Vanessa: I hear you, feel the same way. So many people have told me I’m wasting my talents at this job. I actually thought you had already…