Kisses & Snails got its start as a blog series, but because it resonated with so many people, I have been branching out into other mediums. This is my next step to reaching more people.
I kind of found my sweet spot talking about relationship stuff because I was writing so much about it, but also because I have always written about it. First with journaling, then with short stories and poetry. Actually, I was doing all of that at the same time, so the timeline is a little blurry. The point is, it was a natural progression to continue writing about something I have been so deeply connected with and branching into blogging and writing books. You could say that I have always been in love with love…and with writing. In this e-book series, I will be covering: Abusive relationships because it's a topic that lots of people stray away from, don’t believe in, don't know enough about, and is also very common in all sorts of relationships, not just romantic ones. We have to shed a light on something that affects so many people across the world and stop the stigmas and negative implications about people who end up in abusive relationships. Abusive relationships can happen to anyone and are not always romantic. This is something people do not understand, and so it is something I must talk about. PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders from abusive relationships. Many people think relationships are over after a breakup, but there is the “untangling” period that many people don’t recognize, and for victims of abuse, that untangling period will involve working through trauma. There is always always a fallout, a slope of getting back to you, to yourself, and the journey will be difficult and filled with many trials that many people do not think about or will make light of. You are valid. Your feelings are real. You are not alone in this. Sex because that's always going to be a part of life and learning different aspects about sex create a healthy relationship with the activity. I am always going to be sex positive and pro do-what-you-want-as-long-as-you’re-safe. Dating— casual and committed because not all dating is created equal. There needs to be a new standard set for dating, especially for black women and the black community. You deserve everything that you want, and after a while, we all get too old to settle. I like to stick with things that I am familiar with, because there is a certain challenge into diving so deeply into a familiar territory. I think of it like the ocean. Can you ever truly know everything about something so deep and vast? Even in this, there will be crossover and opportunities for growth and to discover new things. Grow with me as I will be venturing out and to all the pockets of anything that has to do with feminism, love, romance, or relationships in general. I know that despite everything I might talk about, there will always be more, and I will always be looking for it. And so… I share myself with the world. I write down these words. I answer your questions, tell my stories, tell the stories of others like me who may not even know they are in the same situation. I experiment. I dig where there is curiosity. I discover. I share myself with the world.