Sunday, July 14, 2013

An Introduction from me, Olisa!

How rude of me. I realized I’ve never formally introduced myself, and why my cousin and I decided to start this blog…

My name is Olisa (*cyber waves*) and I am a recent college grad who double majored in Psychology and African-American Studies. I am super passionate about Blackness, the African Diaspora, and Black identity—with a particular interest on how the male experience is implicated within the three. Yes, I am a woman. Yes, I consider myself a feminist. But there’s something so special to me about Black men. I look around on the daily—in the media, within my friend groups, in my academic material, etc. and much of what’s out there about our brothas is highly negative. Have I contributed to the negativity—ABSOLUTELY!! And that right there is one of my reasons for co-establishing this blog (my fabulous cousin, Channelle De., really took the lead on this one though.) I’ve always been the type of woman who was very comfortable around men. I vibe with y’all. I’m infatuated by you. You’re sexy, strong, opinionated, hard headed, and I love it. But I digress…

When I don’t understand something, I inquire. I love to investigate, to ponder meanings, and gain new perspectives, and hear your voices, BM. My posts will be my ramblings—the good, bad, and ugly. I’m gonna write things you agree with, lots of things you’ll disagree with, and things that will make you think. I love to be challeneged as it helps me learn. Don’t be shy. Share your thoughts, and I’ll share mine. Peace and love.


Olisa