How Erykah Badu and Jill Scott Shifted the Earth with a Single Instagram Live

Erykah Badu and Jill Scott are both legends. Honestly, I had no intention of entering their Instagram Live “battle” with the idea of choosing a side, I simply wanted to indulge in the mere presence of two of the greatest storytellers of my lifetime. I wanted to feel their auras, gain some of their strength […]

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My Favorite Sustainable Shops to Score Luxury Items – While On A Budget

As part of my personal metamorphosis continues into my 30s, I have found that I live for shopping more consciously. If you haven’t discovered my love for thrifting, you can read more about my obsession here. I admit, thrifting does have it perks, yet my current wardrobe needs are calling for more refined items, moreso […]

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“When They Go Low, We Go High”

On May 6, 2020, Michelle Obama’s long-awaited documentary, Becoming, dropped on Netflix. If you haven’t already checked it out, it an an absolute revelation. I was literally balling within the first five minutes of it starting! In my opinion, it is the perfect catalyst for such an uncertain time within our nation and within our […]

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Runway to Real Way: Off-White’s Spring/Summer 2020 Ready-To-Wear Collection

Virgil Abloh, the creative director of Off-White, is the undisputed king of elevated cool. Amidst his iconic runway presentations, Abloh has a knack for transforming the functionality of utility into full-on glamour. As a streetwear mainstay, Off-White continues to serve as the pulse for style aficionados who aren’t afraid to embrace a subtle grit that […]

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Black, Natural and Proud

For as long as I can remember, my hair has always been natural. My momma raised me to acknowledge that there is beauty within my kinks and coils. I’ll never forget the endless wash days, the even longer pressing sessions and the struggle to maintain freshly straightened hair in Houston’s unforgiving humidity. As a child, […]

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Wellness Win: Esmesha’s Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie

Recently, I’ve started to revive my exercise routine. Thanks to COVID-19, the world and a large majority of its inhabitants, have been forced to resort to alternative forms of therapy, meditation and self-care. I’ve always considered myself (somewhat) healthy but, ever since being quarantined, my diet has totally altered and I find myself searching for […]

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COVID-19 Chronicles: Self- Realizations, Life Changes and Personal Observations

COVID-19 has turned all of our lives upside down. Aside from witnessing history being made, we’re living in a society that is guided by fear and we’ve come to the point where families can’t even pinpoint where their next check nor meal may come from. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the warped state of our world, […]

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Let’s Maintain a Little Mystery, Shall We?

Every time the topic of social media comes up, my response usually involves some sort of quick jab about how such platforms can be “double-edged swords”. If you catch me on a good day, I may even sing praises about how Instagram has warranted me some dynamic opportunities including past collaborations, creating new friendships and […]

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7 Fashion-Packed Movies to Check Out While Self Isolating

Does anyone know what day of quarantine this is? I’ve lost track of the days. So, in such trying times, I try to find the silver lining in being cooped up at home. Enter good ‘ol movies! Watching movies is one of my favorite hobbies, but I don’t just watch movies to stay occupied for […]

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So, You’re in Your 30’s… Now What?

When I turned 30, I froze. Society told me that, according to its standards, I should be married with children, living in my own home, working a highly-lucrative job with a flourishing bank account while taking endless trips across the globe. … that was not my reality. When I turned 30, I was unmarried with […]

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