Dara Mathis is a recovering over-thinker and self-professed word nerd with an endless love for Black cultures and the inner lives of women. When she's not writing at her blog, TrulyTafakari.com, you can catch her writing all over the internet for different outlets like Bitch, The Root, SheKnows, Very Smart Brothas, and the New York Times. This Florida girl lives in Southern Maryland with a handsome scientist, two magical Black girls born on the same day (four years apart), and a yappy black dog.

What I'm Listening To: 

Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean and Prince and Michael Jackson and Anita Baker and copious amounts of Beyonce. 

What I'm Watching: 


Game of Thrones

Midnight, Texas

Vice Principals

What I'm Reading: 

Everything Jesmyn Ward has ever written

Kiese Laymon

Samantha Irby