''Sometimes I sit alone in my room, not because I'm lonely but because I want to. I quite like it but too bad sitting by myself always leads to terrifying, self-destructive thoughts. When I'm about to do something, he calls. He is like my own personal superhero and he doesn't even know it. Now my superhero never calls and there is no one to help me, maybe I should get a new hero. What do you think?'' ''Why don't you be your own hero?'' I didn't want to be my own hero I just wanted my best friend, too bad that's all he'll ever be to me- a friend. Trigger Warning so read at your own risk.
Ever since Fumiko was two years old,her father made a promise to himself that Fumiko was going to be the perfect daughter for him and the perfect wife for her future husband. Fumiko was taught from a very young age that her main goal & priority in life was to be a perfect daughter for her father and a perfect wife for her future husband.Her hair was always expected to be kept long & healthy and it was never to be cut besides having a small trim to keep her hair healthy.Short hair on a woman was considered "unladylike" and "ugly",according to her father and most men preferred women with long,beautiful hair. Fumiko was only allowed to wear dresses and skirts because any other form of clothing on a woman was considered to be "unladylike",a characteristic her father was completely against. She told misogynistic messages on a regular basis like her thoughts,feelings,and opinions don't matter nearly as much as her father's opinion and her future husband's opinion. Due to Fumiko's traumatic and misogynistic upbringing,she was blinded by what would soon be the biggest catalyst to a paradigm shift to her ingrained trauma and wanting to live for someone other than herself:Being a closeted lesbian and having strong romantic feelings for her best friend,Aiyana Richardson. Fumiko loves & cares about Aiyana more than any other potential love interest she could be with and Fumiko wanted nothing more than for her to feel the same way.She has grown so close to Aiyana over the years and loves her so much,Fumiko couldn't imagine a life without Aiyana not being her girlfriend. They have played every other role in each other's lives:from rivals who resented one another for their differences,to casual friends who appreciated the differences between them & embraced what made them different,and eventually to best friends who mean the world to each other & make each other better by actively being the other girl's support system in a cruel,mean,judgemental,and demanding world. However,she can't have the girl of her dreams and the acceptance of her father as well.Fumiko must sacrifice one for the other and deal with whatever consequences that may come from it. Will Fumiko choose to live her own life instead of the one her father wants for her? Will Fumiko's love for Aiyana be enough to let her sacrifice the conditional acceptance of her father? Will Fumiko finally be able to live the life she wants as an uncloseted lesbian & by Aiyana's side and obtain her dreams of freedom?
A Brand New single mother family moved into the White House her children are tired living in politics so they will do anything to take there mother out the oval scandalizes twists lurk with the staff in the White House and secrets travel get ready for your new obsession.
Marie had a plan for her life. Graduate college, find a high paying job and find a man to have kids with. Three steps. Plain and simple. However, everything changed when she met him. Buckle your seatbelts readers. This Whirlwind is in effect and we're in for a thrill.
What would you do if the world around you crashed? If everything you thought you knew was a lie? How would you react, knowing that no one had bothered to tell you the truth, the whole truth, the real truth? Comfort had thought that she was…well…comfortable. Life had never been easy for her, but there were certain things that she was sure of, and now she was suddenly not so sure. Teen Dilemmas. Sigh... British Secondary School is a very interesting place where a lot of crazy things happen. This book is about more than just the building though, it’s about comfort. Comfort is your average teen – well, except when it comes to grades. As usual, she is just minding her own business, when her life is turned upside down. Daddy issues, fake friends and popularity all seem to come along with a new opportunity named Elijah. Despite warnings from her family and friends, Comfort’s stubborn ass won’t listen …or maybe it’s because they just won’t tell her. She’s not the only one who’s been lied to, though. Elijah, Alicia (her best friend) and so many of the characters have their own secrets that they’re hiding and being hidden from. Follow Comfort as she manages to find comfort in unexpected places. Just wanted to say that this is my first story, so comments are highly appreciated.
Some vows are never meant to be made if the sacrifice for it, is losing something greater. Queen Moremi was the definition of a strong African queen and Mother who would do anything in her power to save her people from a situation that threatens everything they hold dear. Her spiritual journey that would make her a legend many years after her deed into the modern age. The saviour of the yoruba people of Nigeria, without her the ancestral home of the yorubas would have gone into extinction. But she did all these with an unbearable price...
Chyanee is a young adult who just finished her senior year of school with her brother, Bestfriend and possible sweetheart. She and her brother lost their parents at a young age and has been on their own ever since. Just as things are going good her ex pops up unexpectedly,all hell breaks loose...
Ayo travels overseas to continue her education. While there she finds a discovery that could help millions of people. She meets the authorities in her school and she is shushed down. Will she give up or will she continue pushing hard until the world finally hears her voice?
"Most striking about the room was the many dolls that sat on perches. Some were inhuman, with deer-like bodies. Some were human, with different outfits and red lips. The one on her bed stood out the most. The honey-brown skin was stark against a billowing iridescent gown. All the dolls had one thing that made them so unnaturally beautiful. Their eyes. Their eyes were so human-like, it was hard to believe they were dolls. Helena could have sworn she’s seen the dolls blink."
I have never fit in to this box that society wants me to. I am not the black girl with the largest breast or butt. I can not sing. I most certainly can't dance. I listen to K-pop. I HATE spicy food. It's hard to love yourself in a world that makes you hate yourself. Ry'nn has had that problem her whole life. She does not fit in with the "normal" black girls. She does not fit in with the whites who actually loves the same thing that she does. So what is a seventeen year old black girl with coily hair, freckles, and glasses supposed to when she has nothing and no one who COMPLETELY understands her? The Journey Through My Galaxy: The Memoir of The Awkward Black Girl
When Victoria goes for an interview with the CEO of Women Behind Technology she doesn't expect her life to be turned upside. Secrets are revealed and what Waffles have to do with it you'll have to read to find out. Katherine is a force to be reckoned with and only time will tell how these two end up.
Two childhood friends meet up again unexpectedly. Both having change drastically since they last have seen each other. Will they be able to recognize each other after so long? Or will it be an unexpected surprise? ~ Kamaria returns back home to the city, after being away for so long. Her return leads to her owning a well-known bakery in the city. The only people who know it's have been her family and family friends. No one from her childhood friends knows about it. Seiya is trying hard to find new inspiration for his tattoo designs. But he keeps running into dead ends with his work. He keeps getting less and less appointment and more times to hate his new artwork. Will these two be able to create something that would turn the tides? Or will they learn that they're just meant to be with their work?