An illustration of a Black person sitting with their legs crossed and the following text, "30-Day Yoga Challenge."

30-Day Yoga Challenge | Day 6

It’s a new year, a new day, and a new 30-day yoga challenge by Yoga With Adriene is here. I’ve tried to complete Adriene’s challenges several times over the years but last year was my first time actually succeeding. Blogging about it each day REALY helped me hold myself accountable, so we’re doing that again. Welcome to the new challenge, y’all! (I’m amped.) Oh, I got a little crafty and created several graphics to accompany the posts — juu liiike it? The illustration is based off of lerarelart’s on

I‘m feeling much better than I did yesterday — yay! Yoga was great but I’m more interested in having a brief chat about the show “See” on AppleTV. I binged both seasons yesterday and today, and the show is so good. I really liked the different communities it focused on and the way that their fighting styles were portrayed. It’s basically a show where people who have sight are learning how to navigate a world that is dominated by people who don’t have sight.

My favorite things about the show is that, from what I’ve read, majority of the cast is blind or identifies as visually impaired (I was going to be SO disappointed with the show’s creators if they weren’t) and how aggressive all of the characters are. I have yet to see a character who’s blind be portrayed as physically weak or inferior. I don’t know how people who are blind or visually impaired feel about the show, — maybe it doesn’t even provide enough auditory stimulation for those who can hear to experience it — so I can’t speak for them. I just know that I enjoyed the bit of representation the show provided.

One thing that I think the show could definitely improve on is having more direct conversations about ableism instead of hinting at it. I wonder how people who are blind or visually impaired feel about that and the show… Let me go ask Google!

A picture of a monstera plant.

There’s a Worm in My Apartment

I was about to pick up Monty, my first monstera, to put it away for the night when I noticed something creeping in the soil—just slithering around and whatnot. I don’t mean to be that girl (woman) but I am so disgusted. 😂 Get it out! I don’t want it here. I know worms are good for plants and soil but bitch… who asked for this!? I’m tired, I keep feeling something crawling on me, and I really don’t deserve this.

I was so caught off guard that I sprayed it with roach spray and neem oil. 🥴 Y’all think my plant is going to survive? I hope so. The thing probably crawled up because I gave Monty a thorough watering a few minutes ago. Uhh! Okay, according to Google, worms don’t like dry soil, so I’ll just dry it out.

Send me all of your well wishes during this difficult time.

A photograph of Shanté looking skeptical.

The Girls Are Fraaaudiiiing!

The internet thiefs were thiefing the fuck out, y’all. As soon as I stepped into Whole Foods yesterday morning, I received a text from Chase Bank asking if I had tried to make a purchase for about $100 at a flower shop in California. (No. No, I did not.) I respond “NO,” as the message prompted me to and went on about my business. Hours later, I received a message about a one-time access code for my Chase Mobile Wallet from the email address olb.automatic. Sketchy, much? I immediately hopped on Google to see if that wallet thing existed, found out it’s real but still felt unsettled about the email address and the morning’s fraudulent activity, so I called up Chase.

Initially, the rep, in a panic, told me not to open the email (I had already opened it) because it wasn’t from them but they eventually confirmed that it was by reading the email off to me. About five minutes after that, something told me to check my debit card (yesterday morning’s text was about my credit card, by the way) and lo and behold: the frauds were frauding over there too. One “Netflix” charge and some other random charge later and both of my cards are cancelled. *Deep negro spiritual sigh* Dis tew much.

Luckily, I still have access to my funds, so it’s not the end of the world. I just don’t understand how this happened to both cards on the same day. I only used my debit card to pay bills and get groceries. Have those companies been hacked? Ion know. I locked my credit in case the thief felt like elevating, though.

How y’all doin’?