Discover Honestly Imani Jai

Welcome to "Honestly Imani Jai". I’m thrilled you’re here—My name is Imani Jai, and I am a 21 y/o black girl from Pittsburgh, PA studying Theology & English Literature at Duquesne University. I am here writing about my college experience, the ups, the downs and the experiences in-between. I hope you find healing in my writings. I hope you find peace in my writings. I hope you find courage in my writings, but most of all I hope that you find a friend in my writings, a space to be unapologetically YOU!

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July 29, 2018

It's that time of year again where all of us college students are gearing up to go back to school, and I thought what better time to get back into the swing of blogging. After months of being tired- of either not knowing what to say or feeling like nothing I had to say...

November 17, 2017

Recently, the Golden Globes announced that Jordan Peele's film "Get Out" will compete under the comedy/musical catergory in the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. When I first saw the articles on Twitter I thought to myself, "this has to be a joke... right?", but indeed it was...

July 21, 2017

The summer has been pretty hectic for so far, but I am happy to be back. I also have some great news to share!

April 28, 2017

Here is my list for the best TV shows to help you get through your PWI experience. Recently I have been thinking about some of the ways to take some of the load off of our shoulders and for me TV shows help "ease" some of the PWI blues. I know a lot of people view TV a...

February 27, 2017

"At schools across the country, from the University of Missouri to Ithaca College to Stanford, students of color are showing that they feel disconnected from their respective schools, that implicit yet institutionalized racism creates emotional distance between them an...

January 26, 2017


In the spirit of newness, this being a new year and this being a new blog, I will be sharing with you all some of the things I am actively working on in this new season of 2017. I have spent a good amount of time thinking about what I want out of this year. If I am...

January 25, 2017

In the beginning of my time here in the world of higher ed. I had a hard time embracing how uncomfortable I made the people around me- by the way, I spoke, dressed, walked, etc. I literally was uncomfortable by how MY black femininity made others feel. Coming from a pu...

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