“I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.” 

-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

July 25, 2018

Back in May, I came across Ashley's blog post about companionship, relationship "goals," and the overall "talking" idea. I immediately had to tap in and read her "Dating" or Dating? post because at the time, I was dealing with my own fair share of "companionship" issue...

March 14, 2018

Amanda is a self taught 24 year old makeup artist from the Bronx, NY. After following her on social media, I immediately fell in love with her daily beauty posts, down-to-earth personality, as well as her love for animals and the people around her. After deciding to le...

March 7, 2018

Clarissa Vargas is a 24 year old creative born and raised in Harlem, NY. I reached out to her after coming across her Instagram page and taking interest in her aesthetic. In our interview, Clarissa and I discuss vitiligo—pigment loss in areas on the skin—beauty standar...

August 23, 2017

Tiana Tate is a entrepreneur based in South Carolina. Her brand, TLTees, is a clothing and accessory brand with a "pop culture slant." Tiana read a few other interviews on QWH and thought it was amazing that the site was focused on women, empowerment and women letting...

June 21, 2017

I've always loved flowers and admired how beautiful they are. All of the different arrangements, the scents, and the wide range of colors. I remember when I was younger, about the age of five or six, all I would ask for as birthday gifts were red roses, nothing el...

April 26, 2017

The Black Woman

I wouldn't be here without the black woman. 

She carried me in her womb.

Sang songs of the sweetest taboo.

She showed me off before she could even see my face. 

Told me everything will be okay.

She birthed me from heaven's passage. 

To hold me like a jewe...

March 22, 2017

I don't love him

But I'm in love with the way his hands fit perfectly around my neck

Squeezing it tightly

I feel all the blood rushing to my face

I'm in love with the feeling

I don't love him

I'm in love with the marks

The rosey red marks he leaves on my sugar brown skin

I loo...

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