Social Media

3 Ways Small Influencers Can Attract Brands on Social Media and IRL πŸ€³πŸΎ

*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own* The term influencer gets thrown around an awful lot these days, perhaps even too much for our liking. Social media has made influencing out to be a members-only club where only those with an excess of 10k followers are granted access. While the… Continue reading 3 Ways Small Influencers Can Attract Brands on Social Media and IRL πŸ€³πŸΎ

Philly, Reflections

Finding Myself Again after Losing My Job..πŸ˜’πŸ’”πŸ’ͺ🏾

Just one week into a promotion at work, I received the shock of my life. Hahnemann University Hospital will be closing on September 6, 2019. This announcement sparked instant tears in the packed auditorium and soon enough it would make headlines across the country. The place where I'd spent pretty much all of my twenties,… Continue reading Finding Myself Again after Losing My Job..πŸ˜’πŸ’”πŸ’ͺ🏾

Philly, Things to Do

Sistahs in Business Expo| Philadelphia|2019 RecapπŸ‘­πŸΎπŸ‘­πŸΏ

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 RecapπŸ‘­πŸΎπŸ‘­πŸΏ

Black Issues, Social Commentary

‘Pretty for a Black Girl’ and More Colorist Nonsense that We’re *MF TIRED* of Hearing πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‡πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

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 πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‡πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

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 πŸ¦πŸ­

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 πŸ¦πŸ­

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

newtorking

3 Do’s & 1 Don’t When Attending Networking Events πŸ€πŸΎ

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 πŸ€πŸΎ

Fashion, Travel

Bloggers, Brunch & Boots: A #NYFW Photo Diary πŸ“ΈπŸŒ

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 πŸ“ΈπŸŒ

Reflections

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