The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

Simply Katricia has been nominated for the versatile award four times in the year of blogging.  I’d like to thank Sunny, Latisha, Heather and Deandra for their nominations.  Since returning to blogging, I have had a back and forth internal argument about what to write about and how to present myself online to gain a following.  Knowing that there are people out there that actually read what I have to say, let alone colleagues amongst social media, who want to recognize me for something I may consider a fun hobby.

“When you consider nominating a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, consider the quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page. Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them.” Versatile Blogger Awards

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Simply Katricia - Enjoying my Natural Highlights

Simply Katricia - Enjoying my Natural Highlights

I named the blog section of simply katricia, thoughts. We all have thoughts. Mine speak clearer than the words that actually come from my lips. While in my own thoughts, I am starting to really examine what I truly like and don’t like about myself, and those around me through this portal of writing. These highlights create blog posts such as this one for your entertainment and my release of emotion.

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Shopping While Black

Shopping While Black

Shopping while black brings about more anxiety for me than being behind the wheel of a car. Yes, I don’t drive - that’s a story for another day. The other day, I went into the local beauty supply store and walked around the aisles until I saw what I was looking for. A minute too long in the aisle, I was greeted by one of the workers asking if I needed help. I did not because, as I mentioned, I found what I needed but, something else caught my eye and I was reading the label when I was rudely interrupted.

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The Presence of the Niger

The Presence of the Niger

Over the years, the word Niger has been used as a derogatory term used to define, limit, make fun of, and ridicule all Black people regardless of social stature within society.  We can reference America’s President from 2009 to 2017 and the level of hatred he received from those that did not except a man with African blood being in the Oval Office of the White House.  The word Nigger originally spelled Niger, was introduced from Latin language meaning black.  The word was used to describe those with brown skin, of African descent.  The word Niger evolved to different variations of the same term: negre - a black man; negress - a black woman, nigger, negro, nigga.  Communication over the centuries of using the word has allowed the definition of Niger (noun), black person to turn into Nigga (noun, verb), an ignorant person or action done by a black human being.  Let’s discuss.

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Betta Have My Money

Betta Have My Money

When Mo'Nique, Queen of Comedy in 2001, Oscar winner in 2010, asked that we support the boycott of Netflix because of low pay, I sat back and listened to her reasons. I read comments, tweets, blog posts and conversed with others about it all. And then Tracee Ellis Ross claimed that she too, Golden Globe winner, Emmy award nominated actress, is not being paid what she feels she is worth in comparison to a male counterpart who happens to also be an Executive Producer, on award winning comedy show, Black-ish. I again, listened, read and formed an opinion about what was going on. 

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