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Nia Simone McLeod

Updated weekly [Last updated: July 21nd, 2021]

telling her story, one word at a time


It’s giving me organization! It’s giving me Type A personality!

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I am Nia Simone McLeod no longer. From now on — call me this.

Ghostface Killah from Wu-Tang clan performs on stage
Ghostface Killah from Wu-Tang clan performs on stage
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I want my musical legacy to leave an impact — but will it?

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A review of Paula Hawkins’ psychological thriller novel “The Girl on the Train”

Black woman holds up book titled “The Girl on the Train”
Black woman holds up book titled “The Girl on the Train”
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  1. The title was familiar. I knew it had been made into a movie.
  2. Emily Blunt, star of the movie adaptation of The Girl on the Train, is featured on the front. I love her because she’s married to one of my favorite white men on the planet, John Krasinski, a.k.a. Jim from The Office; and also I love A Quiet Place!


Is there any truth in this commonly heard piece of writing advice?

A Black man sits in a room painting a portrait of a woman. On the side of the room is a statue with a bust of a man on top of it.
A Black man sits in a room painting a portrait of a woman. On the side of the room is a statue with a bust of a man on top of it.
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A nostalgic deep dive into the 2003 video game “American Idol”

Edit done by yours truly :)


Photo by me boo. I was just about to drop all these books on my bed.

Here’s a funny outtake from my recent article…


I couldn’t regret you if I tried.

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It’s, by far, the best thing you’ll see today.

Nia Simone McLeod

Freelance writer covering pop culture, creativity, race + other fun stuff | she/her | Subscribe to my newsletter: https://ohwrite.substack.com/welcome

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