I am so excited to be starting on this new endeavor and have sooooo many ideas and topics for future blog posts. So definitely keep posted! Head to my “About Her” section to get a sneak peek about what this blog will be about and a little bit more about me. This post will be a continuation of what was mentioned in that section (just an FYI).
So why start a blog? Well let’s talk sis! My true reasoning for starting this blog is based in the fact that I have some healing to do. This blog is for anyone who comes by and views it, but it’s mainly for my black brother’s and sisters. Black people in the United States are the strongest people that I have come across. I believe that we have endured injustice and inequality for far too long. Even more so, the ramifications of such inequality has completely destroyed are communities. As a medical student I know we are DYING at disproportionate rates from preventable ailments, more so than our white counter parts. I also know that this is due to things that are, for the most part wholly out of our control. I can show you facts that suggest that if a black woman, for example, does everything right (a quality education, the best health, the best socioeconomic status) her rates of birthing a healthy child that survives labor still doesn’t compare to her white counterparts. This should make you consider that something else is going on here.
I will be addressing the role that race and racism play on our overall well-being head-the-fuck-on. I won’t sugar coat shit. However, I also will not be letting our community off the hook for are own issues that have been so pervasive and persistent as to damage the very people we claim we love. I will, however, acknowledge the impacts that slavery and being taught to hate ourselves play in these behaviors but if you think that I will use this as an excuse to justify this ongoing violence in our communities, think again.
So yes, I struggle with mental health issues. That will be something that I absolutely won’t shy away from talking about. Our community in general needs to start normalizing speaking about about mental health as well as things that we just are not okay with but have been taught to deal with. Because some of my symptoms cause me to be hyper-vigilant and irritable I will definitely have blog posts were I will be ranting/complaining (however this could also be because I have very high standards of other’s and myself so when things don’t go accordingly it’s hard for me to not get a little frustrated).
The reason why this blog has the word “anonymous” in it is because I will be going there as far as the topics that I talk about. When I talk about myself I will also go there. I mean getting to the very roots of the issue. So as to not have my impending medical school degree snatched away from me this blog has to be less about who specifically I am (as this relates to my name, age, and what school I go to). I will also be reading my school for filth quite a few times (so look forward to that lol I won’t say they’re name though, well I won’t try to at least lol).
I am a black female medical student and I am truly blessed to be allowed to do what I am currently doing. I will have future posts detailing the things that I am learning, how I study, and all that jazz (this however will NOT be the only things I blog about since I am more than just a medical student). Although I am young I have an extensive research background in the fields of public health, psychology, sociology, and evolutionary biology. Some of the top school’s in the country have fought to get me to conduct research at their institution (I’ll just shout out Harvard for putting me on that young waitlist). This is more than a humble brag, it is meant for my readers to understand how extremely dedicated, determined, and hard-working a person I am. The medical, beauty/health, and mental health blog posts I will be writing are going to be well thought out and based in their respective research settings. I am an intellectual, and I’m serious about my shit (word to Badu lol).
Another reason why this blog is anonymous is because I will be letting my viewers who struggle with financial insecurity know exactly how to transcend their circumstances. I truly believe you’re either pimping the system or getting pimped by the system. I also follow the motto “go for broke” meaning to play into certain stereotypes other’s have of you for your own benefit. I’ll let my readers know what’s up and how they can live their very best life via becoming a strategist and working hard. I’ll try not to break any laws in terms of the information or advice I give my readers but again either you’re pimping the system or getting pimped by it. It’s always your choice once you become enlightened what you chose to do.
I mentioned this in my “About Her” section but I am very bourgeoisie (boujee lol) but yet also very broke so I will share with yall how to live my lifestyle for the low. Like I mentioned in my “About Her” section, I eat lobster on the daily (quite literally, that and sushi is all I eat), I have clear skin (because I was blessed with it) but also because I get facials, chemicals peels, and microdermabrasion treatments at least twice a month. I have my own message chair, but I still get massages and acupuncture/cupping treatments and chiropractic alignments at least once a week along with pedicures and manicures. This isn’t to humble brag, again I believe that these things are vital to ones self-care regimen. So I will be definitely letting you guys in on how I am able to do all this (being broke as shit) and the best approaches to improving you self image (as that relates to clearer skin, straighter and whiter teeth, and a banging body).
I really want this blog to be as interactive as possible. I want you guys to tell me as much about you and your experiences as I tell you about mine. So please comment or connect with me via Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook (my Facebook page is still under construction). Let’s heal together. As I work through my traumatic life experiences I want my readers to have the courage to do so to. When I bring up future blog topics know that prior to writing a post I have done some significant research of my own. So let’s learn together! I want to know what your level of expertise is as well! This blog is also for the purpose of inspiring. When I tell you that I grew up not having a pot to piss in and now I am on a journey to becoming a physician, God is amazing (oh, and I will also be talking about my spiritual journey as well) and he will surely get you to where you need to be in life, so long as you believe. I think that I can help you and you may also be able to help me with this thing called life and how to heal, particularly in the climate that we are living in today (y’all do remember who are president is right? Stay woke!)
At the end of every blog post I will share a song that I encourage you all to listen to (it might be a little ratchet, but that’s just how I am sometimes lol) maybe I’ll give a brief sentence or two on why I am recommending it. Music saves man, it really does.
Music recommendation: Redbone – Childish Gambino
-I almost missed out on this song because of the title. I’m chocolate and have a real issue with colorism in our community so I thought this song was going to be some tom-coonery lol. But after listening to the song on the radio several times and thinking it was entitled “Stay Woke!” I looked up the lyrics and was smacked in the face with the fact that I had been ignoring this song every time I came across the title lol. Goes to show you, don’t judge a song by it’s title lol. Listen to the song and love it, no need to explain why I chose this song first.