Making Moves: Dropping Knowledge at the Women RAQn the Industry Sponsor Night

The Women RAQn the Industry Sponsor Night event, spearheaded by Houston stylist Jazzlin Raquel, was an opportunity “to inspire all women to follow their dreams especially in a male dominate industry“. Jazzlin’s epic goal transcended to encourage budding fashionistas to be “fearless along with the ability to start their own business in the entertainment industry” while learning more […]

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Making Moves: Being Showcased in LL Photography’s Women on the Move Feature

LeWebster Lacy of LL Photography recently reached out to me for a Women’s History month project simply dubbed Women on the Move. According to the genius himself, the premise of the project is to “highlight business women and entrepreneurs who motivate, inspire and dominate in their [respective] field“. In addition to being showcased amongst other local powerhouses, […]

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Bow Down: 5 Reasons Why Beyoncé’s Work Ethic is Absolute #Goals

After catching Beyonce’s first pregnancy appearance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, I realized that there is nothing this woman can’t do! In just under five minutes, the Creole superstar gave all her awaiting Beyhive members a glimpse into her world which celebrates the beauty of conception/motherhood, the union of Black women, the importance of faith […]

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Tone Deaf: The Ongoing Fascination of Light Skin vs. Dark Skin in Black Culture

Within the Black community, we have a tendency to dismiss trends as mere “jokes” or cast them to hills as hilarious memes or “social media entertainment”. Yet, when the laughter turns to outrage for being too light or too dark – the imaginary line that was drawn is immediately thrust to the forefront as “crossing […]

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The #Insecure Effect: How Issa Rae and Melina Matsoukas Made Us All Rethink the Power of Bank Tellers

Issa Rae and Melina Matsoukas are the real MVPs of 2016. They’ve taken the dating plight of every African-American millennial (typically ages 25-34) and introduced a ground-breaking sitcom, Insecure, that gives us real situations that we can actually relate to. And, they’ve officially won our hearts. Personally, I found myself drawn to Molly’s struggle of […]

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Making Moves: Premiere Screening of the Documentary Fashion Weak

Provocative. Soul-stirring. Innovative. Haunting. These are the perfect words that can be used to describe director April Joi and executive producer (PV Alumna) Shayla Janel’s jaw-dropping documentary Fashion Weak, a stylish film that brings racism and fashion to the forefront. Prior to being invited to a private screening at 4118 Fannin Studios, I knew very […]

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Making Moves: Speaking on my First Feature Panel at the BOSS Beauty Brunch and Workshop in Tyler, Texas

On Saturday, I was blessed with the opportunity to serve as a panelist at the first-ever Boss Beauty Brunch and Workshop! The lovely Joyce-Lynn Williams of FYI Forever invited me to speak about my personal experiences in the fashion industry while also helping women to jump start their own businesses. My fellow co-panelists included jewelry […]

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