Birmingham: A Love Story

It was ten summers ago when my father informed me that we were moving to Alabama. I thought I had misheard Louisiana, Canada – Narnia even. Anything but that place. My stomach fell into itself and I pressed my forehead into the passenger’s side window. The South has always been my home but growing up in […]

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What About Your Friends?

      I’m walking hand in hand with my S.O on 4th Avenue South, heart racing to the beat of my quickening stride. I’ve been waiting for this moment for what seems like eons; the scent of batter and lard beckoning me from just a few blocks away. Why doesn’t Waffle House serve sangria/ […]

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Sackcloth becomes skin in these easy years with fat on the bone. I have bled the winter out; acceded to hot, pregnant winds slapping trees and budding puffs of magenta on our part of the street. The old ice is nothing but slop under the fever of June, the old lover just a breath held too […]

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The First Post

Hi there! I’m the Iron Sister. Do you love all things bright, soulful, sentimental and chic? Then we’re already off to a promising start. I’m a 20-something professional in Birmingham, AL seeking uncommon beauty and soul in every day of my life. My perspective is Southern, black and eclectic. I’ll be sharing my thoughts here […]

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