4th-year undergrad | 3x Top Writer in Feminism and Social Media | I write about race, self and whatever else piques my interest | laqueshabailey15@gmail.com

Student, writer, book nerd and chronic daydreamer with a world of stories to tell

Photo by the author — I don’t remember the when or the why or the what of this image but I sure do look happy

Hello! Hi! Welcome! I feel like Vaughan from Community.

I suppose the first thing you should know about me is that I’m dreadful at introductions. My brain freezes up, my heart races, and I’m at a loss for words.

Toxicity within fandoms is pervasive and reduces the enjoyment of film and television

A drawing of the Avengers
Photo by Gabriel Moral on Pixabay

A couple of months ago, I joined a Marvel fandom group on Facebook called “We Are Marvel” which has 150,000+ members.

I immediately noticed its members’ constant negativity. Members meet every innocent question with ire and disgust. Are you an idiot? Did you even watch the show before asking stupid…

Black people don’t have to prove their worth to anyone to deserve to live

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I am a member of a writer’s group on Facebook. Recently, a fellow writer who also happens to be a former law enforcement officer wrote a story, musing about the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis and how we might collectively move forward. Another writer, also former law enforcement…

Piers Morgan mentioned Meghan Markle 834 times between November 27th, 2017, and May 20th, 2021

A news anchor, Piers Morgan, screams amidst backdrop of Meghan Markle (pictured smirking) and clippings from his articles and tweets about her.
Photo by Kev McKay/ITV on Good Morning Britain

Piers Morgan is an English television personality and journalist who previously served as the host of the popular British morning show Good Morning Britain until he suddenly quit in March 2021. These days, whenever Piers Morgan is trending on Twitter, there’s a 99.9% …

We don’t all have 24 hours. Some people have 10 minutes

Photos by freestocks and Jonathan Kho Ming Jun on Unsplash; Image by author

22-year-old influencer and Love Island competitor turned girlboss millionaire, Molly-Mae Hague declares that we all have the same 24-hour days.

She appeared on the Diary of a CEO podcast a few weeks ago, but one particular clip began making the rounds on social media. In it, she says:

“Beyonce has…

After nine trips back and forth, my muscles were shot but my eyes were wide open

Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash

New Year, New You.

Or, at least, that’s what the companies peddling their personal development products wanted you to believe.

Growing up, my New Year’s Eve involved staying up with my mom and my sister to drink in the (illegal) fireworks display at midnight while the smell of freshly baked…

Laquesha Bailey

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