“Humbly consider each other better than yourself.” -Philippians 2:3

I stood at the bus stop, occasionally glancing at him from my safe distance. He was an older, red faced white man holding up a sign at the median. His friend was asleep behind the bus stop, which was behind me…


Here is how to use tension to develop a love story.

A key element to moving a story forward is tension. This is the push and pull between maybe two characters, or a character and nature or a character and himself. …


Here’s a little tip for maintaining confidence in the post-pandemic world.

One of my favorite Instagrammer’s — @noordinarynoire — dropped a gem a while back that has stuck with me. WEAR THE OUTFIT! The beauty behind the account, Achieng Agutu, is known for dropping self confidence tidbits through humorous videos…


Everyone is judged on their physical appearance, but the gavel comes down much harder on Black women.

I held off on writing about this topic because I wanted to sit with Monique’s comments as she presented them — as advice, wisdom and an observation — instead of how the Internet ran with them — as judgment and criticism. When it comes to the topic of Black women…


Humanity has no hierarchies.

My high school was very big on community service. This makes sense when you consider the fact that it was an institution full of extremely wealthy children located in a very poverty stricken city — the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. I was a member of that elite community but I…


Love yourself enough to pour back into your body more than you demand out of it.

It is your first time getting a Brazilian wax and you tell the lady as much when she asks, despite your desire to lie.

“It’s not that bad,” she says with a laugh. “Don’t worry.”

“I’ve had two kids so I can’t imagine it will hurt more than giving birth.”


The mainstream Christian reaction to “Montero…” is disappointing but not surprising.

A few days ago, rapper Lil Nas X released a music video for his song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”. It’s an interesting video with a lot of eye catching imagery. …


Read this before checking up on your ex.

“Much as drug addicts are urged to erase the contact information of their dealers from their electronic devices, when we find ourselves cyberstalking someone repeatedly…we have to realize we are playing with an old wound…if we want to avoid deepening the pain we feel about a fresh loss or reactivating…


How to navigate the internet — and life — unbothered.

Every time I find myself in conflict with a stranger or someone I don’t know well, I remember a conversation with a friend of mine from our college days. This friend was discussing an issue of tension between herself and another girl on our campus. …


Is there any virtue in the world of online reselling?

I recently came across a tweet where a girl was trying to sell some of her old clothes to help with her college funds. Totally fine. However in the post, she made a comment about how “Depop girls” are terrible, or something to that degree. …

Kesia Alexandra

creative writer, creative speller.

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