Masthead Ache

October 22, 2007

The November issue of ESSENCE is now on sale. Get it if you want to read Usher talk about loving his wife Tameka Foster, Hillary Clinton's plan for Black America, some funky Natural Hair Styles (including one with these amazing locs that are actually weave), how Juanita Bynum and her husband's church feel about their first couple's collapsed marriage and how to make it big in real estate.

But if you are just looking for my name, you are forewarned, you won't find it there. Guess I should have posted this post earlier because after a long day at work today and trying to settle back in after being away for the weekend I got a text from one of my friends I hadn't spoken to in a while and was excited she had text me so I clicked the message. This is what it read:

"I'm upset! Why isn't your name in the essence staff box? It's not even under essence.Com"

Well, I thought. Hello to you too old friend. I almost felt like I was suppose to be upset or ashamed about her not seeing my name, but in my self assesment at 22, I feel I'm so blessed to have a job in a field I love, at a place I love, and am on track for achieving my dreams, whatever they are since they alter often, and well, I love am proud of myself. And if you love your friends and know they are working hard don't send them text messages like that on a Monday night. And if you do, at least start it with a "hey girl" or "read your article".

Stepping off the soap box,


  1. Michael said...:


    Your name will be all over the place soon enough.

    Love you, Soopawoman!


  1. Mademoiselle M said...:

    i feel you. i'm happy to hear that you appreciate the many blessings in your life. some of us have lots trouble with that. but hey, the best part is that there are many more to come - whether or not your name is attached to it for the world to see.

  1. jameil1922 said...:

    YOU'RE DOING FABULOUSLY!!!! guess what? there's nowhere for you to look for the names of non-media folk so you don't know their contributions either.

  1. Bsquared said...:

    chica, continue to do you - stay humble and always give thanks. when you are on the masthead (b/c you will be) and as you move up the masthead (b/c you certainly will) folx will still hate. in fact, they'll hate even more. but it's their job. you just continue to do yours!