Outgrowing Your Comfort Zone

I live for a good loungewear set (as seen in the picture above). Loungewear sets are easy and they don’t require much effort. All you have to is find some bomb accessories, style up your hair and throw on an eye-catching pair of shoes. But, just like life, “easy” fashion does not always translate into […]

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Life Lately

I’ve been super busy, my loves. My heart ached when I realized I had not posted in a couple weeks. So, I figured I owed my readers a slight glimpse into what’s been keeping me from them. No matter how much you plan and strategize, life remains unpredictable. The unexpected sweeps in and completely alters […]

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Struggles of Breaking Generational Curses and Unlearning “The Culture”

I recently ran across talk show host Funky Dineva’s YouTube video that was so eloquently titled: Black People Have Alot of Unlearning To Do! There, in the thumbnail, was a picture of a Black woman and two small children. Intrigued immediately, I clicked on the link and the message that was conveyed hit harder than […]

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Maintaining Happiness: Three Tips That Help Me Protect My Peace

Happiness is personal. It’s not the type of thing you can just go and pick up for your local bodega. Happiness is rooted deeper in acknowledging who you are and what you stand for for. Happiness can also be robbed in a myriad of ways, but the overall goal is that you maintain your little bit of peace. And that, my friend, is the ongoing struggle.

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Sis, Lose the Bonnet!

There’s an epidemic within the Black community. Bonnets have taken over. And, I’m not speaking in the literal sense of sistahs actually donning their bonnets during their weekly grocery run – no, I’m also referring to the mentality that comes along with it. No lie: I’ve seen grown women walk into malls, corporate offices, schools, […]

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Dianne Taught Me: How My Mother’s Personal Style Still Influences Me

My mother is the center of my life. ‘Til this day, her influence still has an unwavering hold on me. Dianne is a woman who never ceases to amaze. Her strength is like no other, her wisdom is boundless and she is the personification of living a purpose-driven life. Growing up, my mother (or “momma” […]

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A Fresh Start

Hey y’all! Welcome to the first post of 2021! As we speak, I am literally writing this post on my birthday (January 6th) with a cup of coffee in hand. I’m feeling hopeful, I’m feeling inspired, I’m feeling like I can conquer the upcoming year. I mean, after 2020, we can can get through anything, […]

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Footprints

Lately, the idea of change has been heavy on my mind. My family and I lost an esteemed loved one who was the glue that somehow held our flock together. I tried to draft a blog post on my feelings early on but each attempt cascaded into a reminder of the sheer shock and pain. […]

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Dear Baby Boomers

Dear Baby Boomers, I’m a millennial. And, I’m damn proud of it. And, as an esteemed millennial, I get sick and tired of enduring the criticisms associated with every baby born after 1981. We get a malicious rap for being entrepreneurial visionaries who believe the world should cater to our every beck and call. We […]

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False Prophets

Many people think they know me. They harp on the fact that they “see” me doing well, they pride themselves on knowing bits and pieces of my personal life and they even equate their opinions to rationales penetrated deep within scriptures of the New Testament. These individuals may include friends, family or, perhaps, close acquaintances; […]

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