The State of Our Union

These past few days have been daunting. My heart has been heavy. My mind has been held captive. Yesterday, I could barely even stay focused to complete simple tasks at work. With COVID-19 as the backdrop, we have also witnessed privilege at its finest, a domino effect has taken place: from the Ahmaud Arbery fiasco […]

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Essie Taught Me: How My Grandmother’s Personal Style Still Influences Me

I have many fond memories of my grandmother, Essie Lee Campbell. She was an industrious and God-fearing woman with a heart of gold. She made certain that her family was cared for, on every level, from finances to keeping meals on the table. She was a leader. She was a visionary. she had the ability […]

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Finding Balance in Midst of Uncertainty

The other day, I cried. Hard. Like, the ugly cry. Think Kim Kardashian vibes. All the external stressors of my life came to an excruciating head. And, I let it all loose in the privacy of my car. Runny nose, sniffling, the whooping noise: the works. It was an unhinged moment for me. But, it […]

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Y’all, I Went Viral

Sistahs, how ya’ll feel? Brothas, ya’ll alright? My God is too good! Let me tell you. It has been a rollercoaster of a week. First, start things off by addressing the elephant in the room… I went viral! Now, before you say anything, all of this was totally unexpected. I literally sat down in my […]

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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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