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July 2020

Post #4: When black and brown women leave us too soon…

On Monday, July 13th 2020, authorities found Naya Rivera’s drowned body. She was 33. Only 33. She left behind a 4 year old son. Reports say that she was able to lift her son back into the boat before drowning. Essentially, she sacrificed her life to save his.

She couldn’t have known that the trip to the lake would be her last. She was an accomplished actress and a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. The former “Glee” actress had so much to look forward to…so much left to accomplish.

Whether it be by tragic circumstances (Naya Rivera and Breonna Taylor)…or by men who they hoped would protect, help and love them (Oluwatoyin Salau and Shana Donahue)…or by their own hands (Jas Waters), the deaths of black and brown women leave a hole in the world. A hole that could have only been filled by their work…they didn’t get a chance to complete it

How do we deal with the loss of black and brown women when they leave us too soon?

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July 2020

Post #3: Podcasts that get me through the workday

1. The Brown Liquor Report

2. Ratchet & Respectable

3. Conversation Con Artists

4. Jade + X.D.

5. Here’s The Thing

6. The Read

7. Gettin’ Grown

What are some of your favorite podcasts?

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Introduction

Post #1: Introduction

Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog. My name is Natalie. I am an almost 30 something single black woman currently living in North Carolina. I currently work in research. My interests are science, public health, social issues, research, food, traveling and wine. I decided to start this site to give me an outlet during my attempt at social distancing (Thanks COVID-19). Also, I needed something to do since I am currently on hiatus from dating as well. This blog is going to be a miscellaneous mix of different topics and posts. I am planning to also start an identically named Youtube channel. Stay tuned 🙂

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July 2020

Post #2: Entanglements and other adventures