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Discovering and Recovering from Misogyny

I wrote yesterday about the effects of abuse, and so much of it is rooted in misogyny. As someone who has suffered from the effects of that toxicity, the origins of misogyny interest me. I had the fortunate pleasure of being able to discuss those things with my close...

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Dove: You Can’t Wash My Black Away

Thanks to Dove, I need to buy new deodorant. Am I oversharing? You might wonder why you need to know that; you might think this is one of those ADHD symptoms I have where the chronic oversharing kicks in and I tell you a bunch of stuff you didn’t necessarily need to...

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René Brooks

René Brooks

Lifestyle Blogger

Who am I? Well, for starters, my name is René. Ever since I can remember, I have been a typical ADHDer. I lose my keys, my books, my essays, my homework, and my glasses when they are on my face. I was diagnosed at the tender age of 11, but never received treatment until age 25. The experience of learning that what I have is real and that it can be worked with began there.

Black Girl Lost Keys was created to share the experience of receiving a diagnosis of ADHD late in life, all while being part of a demographic that is still largely skeptical of mental illnesses.

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THE ADHD Guide – 10 Steps To Get Your Life

The ADHD Guide contains affiliate links. Ultimately, I’m not going to guide you to something that will make your life suck and keep you from coming back to read more stuff. Have you ever been to jail? Yeah, me neither. But I DO love true crime, and I make it a point...
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Procrastination Has No Power Against These Tips

This procrastination post has affiliate links in it that help me fund blogging about procrastination. If you purchase something, I will NOT procrastinate on using those funds to keep the content coming. It is a riveting night at the house of Brooks, aka the Palace of...
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Discovering and Recovering from Misogyny

I wrote yesterday about the effects of abuse, and so much of it is rooted in misogyny. As someone who has suffered from the effects of that toxicity, the origins of misogyny interest me. I had the fortunate pleasure of being able to discuss those things with my close...
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Life After Emotional Abuse, and Five Books To Help

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase items through these links, I will receive a small profit. This in no way effects my opinion of the products.  Ok, so if you’ve been reading for a while, I may have alluded to it before, but if you didn’t realize it...
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Dove: You Can’t Wash My Black Away

Thanks to Dove, I need to buy new deodorant. Am I oversharing? You might wonder why you need to know that; you might think this is one of those ADHD symptoms I have where the chronic oversharing kicks in and I tell you a bunch of stuff you didn’t necessarily need to...
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Essential Shopping for Nazis and Nazi Apologists

Obviously this is sarcasm, but since we live in the age of fake news, I'm going to call attention to the fact that this post was purely satirical. The links to the products are affiliate links, and Nazi or not, some of these products are actually beneficial. 🙂  ...
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5 Reasons To Reclaim Your Time

"Reclaiming my time" was the shot heard around the world last week. For me, it solidified something I need to proclaim publicly. It's time to reclaim your time. I've adopted Maxine Waters. She doesn't know it, but she is my spiritual guide, my trusted adviser, and one...
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Monday Momentum: Coloring Books!

Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links, which help me keep the lights on and the laughs coming. I promise you I won't suggest anything I don't believe in or wouldn't use myself. You may or may not know this, but Monday kicks my butt EVERY WEEK. There is...
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Awkwardly Amorous: The Pattern

It's Wednesday. . . that middle of the road day. That's  the hump of the week we are all trying to make it over. My birthday is October 24, 1984, meaning I was born on a Wednesday. I live my life on the cusp of everything: the zodiac sign (Libra/Scorpio), being...
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ADHD Medication: 3 Counters for the Controversy

Controversy: ADHD medication, is it necessary? ADHD medication will always be controversial. People like to make simple topics controversial. I like a little controversy myself. As many of you know, my favorite musician was/is/will likely always be Prince. He was a...
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