Best Friends and Mean Girls

Mean girls. They’re everywhere. All the time. Even today. But they were especially present in my life during middle school at the Julius T. Wright School for Girls. Yes, I went to an all-girls school. I joined a class of 40 young ladies in the 6th grade. We all looked alike in our maroon and … Continue reading Best Friends and Mean Girls

Mama always said, “Be sweet.”

"Be sweet now!" "Y'all be sweet!" "Love you! Be sweet!" This is the admonition every Southern girl hears from her mother as she leaves the house to go just about anywhere. "Be sweet." Why? Because despite their angelic looks and Miss Manners comportment, girls are not inherently sweet at all. And their Mamas know that. … Continue reading Mama always said, “Be sweet.”