Stop waiting and start living

A joyous black woman dressed in a velvet green jacket sprinkles confetti in the air.

I absolutely love Fridays. Saturdays are a close second, but Fridays have always been my favorite ever since I was a child. The anticipation of freedom from school, work, and the monotony of everyday responsibilities feels euphoric, especially, now that I’m grown. In fact, just…

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I’m really not a fan of hot weather. Being from the south, the summer months can be excruciatingly hot and uncomfortable. But there’s something undeniable about the summer sun that still makes me want to go outside and hit the streets. …

I enjoy reading stories about other people giving advice to their younger selves. Sometimes the advice is incredibly spot-on and funny. Other times, it just sounds like the standard stuff; don’t date him, listen to your parents, stay in school, save your money, and so forth. Yada yada.

As for…

There’s something about a black woman whose lived life. She moves differently. Her words hold weight, and you’d do well to respect both them and her.

I’m speaking specifically about grown black women. The women who offer spot-on wisdom often served alongside a fat slice of sweet potato pie or…

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I was not expecting the level of grief I felt when I first learned of actor Chadwick Boseman’s death. I wasn’t prepared for it at all. …

I’m on week five of my quarantine. First and foremost, I’m grateful for having a roof over my head, food and supplies, and safety. None of which I take for granted. I know there are many who are not as fortunate. I extend my deepest thank you to all the…

I fancy myself a pretty decent writer. I’ve been known to make a little magic on the page. Writing my profile for a dating site shouldn’t have been that much of a challenge, or so I thought until I actually sat down to do it.

I’d been going back and…

I’ve been single for a while now. In fact, I consider myself to be “single single.” Meaning I’m nowhere near being in a relationship, and I’m not exclusively dating anyone right now. I’m as single as a dollar bill, so single my shadow doesn’t even show up when I go…

I’ve made up my mind, and I’m not changing it. I’ve decided that I don’t want just any ole’ summer this year. Nah, I want a hot girl summer and nothing less. I also want to be able to go to bed at a decent hour and avoid any legal…

I was on autopilot, and I knew it. Sweatpants, hoodies, and distressed jeans (especially the ones with holes in the knees when I’m feeling fancy) had become my daily uniform.

I had an entire closet full of pants, cashmere sweaters, slinky skirts, sundresses, printed tops, and other dope pieces. …

Dijon Rolle

I’m a writer and professional introvert who can still rock the party. Lover of books, well-groomed beards & Golden Girls episodes. #Godsquad #Christcreative.

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