Welcome to my author blog. I am grateful that you decided to drop by and check out The Shameless Rant. It is a space where I hope that you can be comfortable sharing your knowledge, opinions, inspirations, hopes, dreams, and gripes in a friendly & respectful manner. When you leave this space, you’re sure to…Continue reading The Shameless Rant
Good hair, bad hair, what the hair is going on? They say it’s supposed to be a woman’s crowning glory, but for Jackie, a young, black girl from the deep South, it is everything but! Growing up black and female is tough enough, but coupled with coping with a head full of nappy hair in…Continue reading New Book Release!
I’ve wanted to write on this topic for several weeks now, but I couldn’t bring myself to put pen to paper. My heart has been heavy and I have been fearful that I am so close to the topic that the trajectory and intent of my words might be misinterpreted by many.Now that I have…Continue reading Obligatory Change-Lead by Example
Ta-nehisi Coates’s The Water Dancer presents a great story of the injustices of slavery, painting a picture of the obstacles and hardships that slaves faced in a quest for freedom. The story takes place during the Antebellum Era in America in Virginia. Hiram, its main character who lives on the Lockless estate, is a child…Continue reading The Water Dancer
I applaud those whom over the last couple of years have courageously come forward to expose the heinous and despicable sexual abuse of their victimizers. Though, I am aware that not only women have been harassed and degraded by those in power, I will speak to women, first, because I am one, and second, because…Continue reading #Metoo, Now What
Enter the pumpkin-flavored everything, the hot apple cider and fuzzy sweaters. I’m unsure if it’s the sight of jack-o-lanterns and scarecrows posted up in quaint suburban neighborhoods as I make my way around the city or the sound of crisp leaves crushing under my feet as I walk across sidewalks. It may quite possibly be…Continue reading Fall is Finally Here
I remember those commercials like they appeared just yesterday. The little puke green and pale yellow bus would motor up to the little blond-haired boy’s front door and a ginormous goose…duck…well, some creature of the Aves species would come bouncing down the sidewalk brandishing a plastic bus-shaped carton. The boy’s face lit up like twelve…Continue reading Where it All Began
The quote above serves to make light of an act that we all have been guilty of committing at one time or another—judging others. We see a well-dressed, attractive person who may not appear overly friendly and we label that person and a snob or as we say in the South, someone who “thinks their…Continue reading Don’t Judge Me
Drama Queen “Murder Chose Me”, “Killing Time”, “Wives with Knives”, “Deadly Women”, “Betrayed”, “Married with Secrets”, “Web of Lies”… I could go on forever, and that’s just the ID Channel. I am a proud, self-proclaimed, psycho-thriller, sucker for murder with a flair for the dramatics! If I’m at home without paper and pen in-hand, chances…Continue reading Drama Queen
Did somebody say Free? Yes, I did. If you love to read great books as much as I do, grab your device, favorite blanket and bottle of wine and get ready for some fun. With the creation of e-books, it is now easier than ever to access book anytime from anywhere with any internet-ready device.…Continue reading 12 Places for Reading Lovers to get FREE Books
As women, we sometimes become bogged down with the everyday hustle and bustle of life. It’s so easy for us to get consumed with family, work, and other obligations that slowly rob us of our time and sanity. If we’re lucky, we might get a moment here and there to ourselves where we can bask…Continue reading Are You Chasing Your Happily Ever After?
Want to live a life unfulfilled and ladened with misery? Spend your days eyeing your friends’ worldly possessions, and that’s exactly what you shall receive. Obviously, the preceding question was one of indignity. However, you’d be surprised at the number of people who spend their days coveting the next person; from their cars and clothes…Continue reading Gratitude