“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

March 6, 2019

I’ve struggled with a few personal issues for over a year and in that time, I did a lot of things that I could’ve never imagined doing. Without getting too in depth, I can say that I compromised my morals in order to “fight” for something I wanted at the time. A comple...

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 21, 2018

Social media has a weird way of bringing certain people into your life without you realizing the impact that they will have on it. Crystal and I followed each other on Twitter last year after we bonded over a conversation about mental health (and being Leos!) and we ha...

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...

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...

March 8, 2017

Recently, I've had the opportunity to interview one of my favorite makeup artists, Felicia La Tour. I first discovered Felicia on Instagram a few years back and I instantly fell in love with her energy (and her tattoos!) just through her posts. Since following her thro...

March 8, 2017

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