By Jourdan Lobban • “Defiant!” “Fresh!” “Rude!” “A bad girl!” Those titles followed me all through my childhood and into my teen years. Anytime I did something bad, I knew what was coming. Lectures in yelling style, laced with fury, and if I didn’t shape up in time, the belt would make an appearance. It … Continue reading The Terrifying Adventure of Autonomy
By Jourdan Lobban • It was endless The sea of self-doubt Rejection Beating me With its ruthless water Every chance it got It was brutal How it told me Over and Over “You’re bad, Worthless. Rude, Evil, A sinner who needs saving.” All the while I hung my head low Taking blow After blow Hoping … Continue reading Riding Rising Waters
By Jourdan Lobban • Jourdan Lobban is a goddess with an edge. She aims to live life in all of its rising tides and calm waters, with some books, writing journals and dancing to a variety of clean (and mildly explicit) music.
By Jourdan Lobban • After becoming frustratingly bored reading my latest book, my commitment was no more. Instead of powering through the dry spell, my fingers practiced the ultimate sin, which skipping through the book. And instead of reading for the plot, I was fishing for the romance sections that matched my expectations for the … Continue reading Why We Skip the Middle
By Jourdan Lobban • February 2nd was Groundhog Day, although one little critter can’t possibly change the swirling halo of frigid cold we must all endure (insert sad face). It’s also one of the few precious days making up Black History Month. For 28 days (29 in leap years) the United States sets aside mandated … Continue reading A Love Letter to Black Girls and Femmes
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