I sat in an uncomfortable salon chair with my jaw agape and eyes popping with bewilderment. “What the fuck just happened?” I was at The Aveda Institute in Chicago and I was the model/test subject for the class of young adults that are going there to learn about “ethnic” hair…

STOP H8

Lately it’s been hard not to wake up feeling overwhelmed. Recent events have left us with emotions of grief, anger, exhaustion, heartbreak and devastation at the violence against women and marginalized communities. It’s a feeling most of us have become accustomed to having on a daily basis. It feels like…

We live in a new age that we have the luxury of being able to have information literally at our fingertips. We are learning more and more about the corruption, devastation and disturbing events this country has spent most of it’s existence trying to sweep under the rug and silence…

Am I the only one who audibly groans when you see a picture of someone looking airbrushed, living their fabulous, best lives pop on your Instagram feed? I’m usually donned in my quarantine chic look which consists of pjs or stretchy pants (I haven’t worn an actual bra in months)…

Do you have that one old friend you can go ages without seeing or speaking to but when you do it picks up right where you left off? Familiar to you like your favorite sweater? Or your favorite home cooked meal? I have a friend who I have gotten exceptionally…

Have you ever been in a toxic ass relationship? Or not been appreciated by someone you love? Taken advantage of when you give and give like a bottomless pit to be overlooked by the person receiving all the love? What do you do if instead of a person you’re in…

I was sitting close to the tv almost like I did as a kid. I watched Kamala Harris accept the vice presidential nomination. I’ve never been happier to run out of mascara. Tears streaming down my cheeks while I watched the first woman of color accept the nomination on a…

Cyntisha Coats

hi my name is Cyntisha, and i’m bad at punctuation. just telling my truth. trying to make the world a better place. she/her/that bitch.

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