Philly, Things to Do

Sistahs in Business Expo| Philadelphia|2019 Recap๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿฟ

Last weekend, I attended the 2nd Annual Sistahs in Business Expo here in Philadelphia. The day-long event featured a marketplace to shop from 100 unique vendors, 2 power packed panels of business owners who shared their success stories, and keynote speakers Activist Tamika D. Mallory and serial entrepreneur and reality T.V. star Yandy Smith-Harris. With… Continue reading Sistahs in Business Expo| Philadelphia|2019 Recap๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿฟ

Black Issues, Social Commentary

‘Pretty for a Black Girl’ and More Colorist Nonsense that We’re *MF TIRED* of Hearing ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

As a child, no one had to school me on the disparity of treatment that exists between dark skin and light skin in the black community. It was almost as if, instinctively, I was aware. And yet, they did tell me. From siblings who teased that, because I was of a darker complexion than they,… Continue reading ‘Pretty for a Black Girl’ and More Colorist Nonsense that We’re *MF TIRED* of Hearing ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

Philly, Things to Do

Chill Moody Presents: Girls Like Nice Things Pop Up Art Exhibit/Jam Session Featuring Elle Varner!

Perhaps one of the coolest things about living in America's Birthplace is that you don't have to look too far to join in on the festivities. In the days leading up to July 4th, there are events happening all over Philadelphia. Whatever your 'thing' is, there's something for that! As of lately, my thing has… Continue reading Chill Moody Presents: Girls Like Nice Things Pop Up Art Exhibit/Jam Session Featuring Elle Varner!

Art, Fashion, Philly, Things to Do

#FindYourParadise @ Photo Pop Philly– Philly’s 1st Interactive Art Exhibit ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿญ

Paradise called this past weekend as I attended Photo Pop Philly-- Philly's first interactive art exhibit. Now back for its second installation, Photo Pop Philly features the work of a slew of amazing local artists. This one-of-a-kind exhibit (curated by Philly Pr Girl) is comprised of all of the things that Instagram dreams are made… Continue reading #FindYourParadise @ Photo Pop Philly– Philly’s 1st Interactive Art Exhibit ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿญ

Inspirational, Reflections, Social Media

The World Doesn’t Need Another Gossip Blogger + 3 Black Influencers Killing it Online and IRL

I don't know when it became cool to talk crap on the innanet, but I'm pretty certain it began with the rise of social media, gossip sites, and our unhealthy obsession with all things even remotely celebrity. This unquenchable desire to be in-the-know at all times has contributed to the success of wildly popular celeb-centered… Continue reading The World Doesn’t Need Another Gossip Blogger + 3 Black Influencers Killing it Online and IRL

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3 Do’s & 1 Don’t When Attending Networking Events ๐Ÿค๐Ÿพ

Networking/Netwerking. No matter how you dress it up, networking is just another dreaded task on the ever-growing adulting checklist, especially if you're an introvert like myself. It is essential however, in growing your #brand, selling your product, or making connections within your industry. In other words, get used to it because you gotta do it!… Continue reading 3 Do’s & 1 Don’t When Attending Networking Events ๐Ÿค๐Ÿพ

Fashion, Travel

Bloggers, Brunch & Boots: A #NYFW Photo Diary ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ

I never really need much of a reason to visit New York City. Any excuse to not be stuck at a desk for eight hours will do! So of course when my friend Kia, blogger over at thekikistylediary.com asked me accompany her to New York to capture #NYFW street style fashion for her blog, I… Continue reading Bloggers, Brunch & Boots: A #NYFW Photo Diary ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ

Reflections

‘A Time to Lose and a Time to Gain’ (Ecc 3:6) ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ’” 3 Lessons Learned from taking L’s in 2018

If 2018 were to be summed up by using just an album title, it'd likely be called 'Wins and Losses' by Meek Mill, only at times it felt as if I took more L's than anything else. Loss in friendships, loss in advancement opportunities on the job, even loss of life (death of loved one).… Continue reading ‘A Time to Lose and a Time to Gain’ (Ecc 3:6) ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ’” 3 Lessons Learned from taking L’s in 2018

black girl magic, Reflections, Things to Do

Stay Focused in 2019 with a D.I.Y. #VisionBoard โœจ๐Ÿพ

As a hospital telephone operator, there's not much room for creativity. Deciding whether to send a page in ALL CAPS or lower case is about as far as my creative license goes. Add in that one time I was asked to decorate the bulliten board for Black History Month (which was lit by the way… Continue reading Stay Focused in 2019 with a D.I.Y. #VisionBoard โœจ๐Ÿพ

Philly, Things to Do

Soirรฉe in the Cities Girls Night Out|Philadelphia 2018 ๐Ÿ‘ญ#Soireeinthecities

Think back to some of your fondest girl's night out get togethers. What were some of the most important elements to ensuring that the night would be one worth remembering? A great outfit? A playlist of all of your favorite songs? A creative cocktail or two? And let's not forget, a few oh so instagram-able… Continue reading Soirรฉe in the Cities Girls Night Out|Philadelphia 2018 ๐Ÿ‘ญ#Soireeinthecities