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

black girl magic, Faith, Fashion

I Graduated! What I Learned, What I Wore and What’s next!?πŸŽ“πŸŽ‰

"You can never be overdressed or over-educated..."- Oscar Wilde Three years ago, God opened the door for me to continue my education. Prior to enrolling into graduate school, I had been working a job where I had been bullied because of my hair choices, making it an uncomfortable work environment. I had prayed hard for… Continue reading I Graduated! What I Learned, What I Wore and What’s next!?πŸŽ“πŸŽ‰

Reflections, Self Care

2018 Goals: Celebrate Yourself!!!πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

We're slowly approaching week three of 2018, and here I am wishing you a Happy New Year but better late than never I suppose (insert black girl shrugging emoji). Anyway, I hope your year is off to a great start! Last week, I attended an annual holiday party at my former place of employment and… Continue reading 2018 Goals: Celebrate Yourself!!!πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

Fashion

Miami|Summer ’17 Lookbook!!!

One of my favorite things about traveling, other than exploring new places, is deciding what outfits I'm going to wear while exploring those places! When I think about Miami, there are a few things that come to mind like, bright colors and fun patterns, which I definitely tried to incorporate into my wardrobe. In addition,… Continue reading Miami|Summer ’17 Lookbook!!!

Things to Do, Travel

Vacation Vibes: South Beach, Miami Pt. 2: Cultural Food and Walking Tour (Little Havana)

  There was no way that I could go to Miami for a second time and not visit the historical town of Little Havana. It is named after Havana, the capitol of Cuba and is the place where many Cuban exiles (and others) have called home. I've always wanted to learn more about the Cuban… Continue reading Vacation Vibes: South Beach, Miami Pt. 2: Cultural Food and Walking Tour (Little Havana)

Things to Do, Travel

Vacation Vibes: South Beach, Miami Pt. 1

South Beach. Miami. The Magic City. A place so beautiful, it's a no brainer as to why it has served as the backdrop for countless movies, TV shows and music videos. In celebration of my 27th birthday, I spent four fun-filled days wandering the streets, indulging (more like over indulging) in the cuisine,Β and enjoying the… Continue reading Vacation Vibes: South Beach, Miami Pt. 1

Reflections

It’s My Birthday!!!

(Cue Uncle LukeΒ Birthday Song) And I'm pretty darn excited about it too! But I shouldn't be. The closer you get to thirty, society gives you a list of reasons why you should be wallowing in your own pity. You have a job, not a career. You've accumulated thousands of dollars in student loan debt, which… Continue reading It’s My Birthday!!!