5 Stereotypes of Black Women We Need to End

1. All Black Women Wear Weaves and Get Perms This stereotype is probably the one that annoys me the most. First of all, not all black women like weave or perms. Take me for example, I HATE them. I’ve never had a perm or straightening agent in my hair and the last time I had […]

The Truth About Insecurity

When you hear the word “insecure,” or think about people who are insecure you may automatically think of superficial factors such as beauty, body type and popularity. Well it’s not that simple. Insecurity is more than thinking you don’t look good. Many times your looks have nothing to do with it at all. Sometimes being […]

The Incredible Power of Hope

What is hope? Hope is both a noun and a verb. In it’s noun form it means “a feeling of expectation or desire for something to happen.” In it’s verb form it means, “wanting or trusting that something will happen. The amazing thing about HOPE is that it opens doors, says sky is the limit […]

Why I Love Fenty Beauty

To start, Rihanna really out did herself with these products. All inclusive, 40 shades of flawless coverage. I’ve been using the products for about 4 months and here are my faves. FOUNDATION Her foundation is superior. No, but really, it is. I like to apply mine with a damp beauty blender even though I purchased […]

Growing Pains

  Being uncomfortable builds character, integrity, endurance and strength. It’s more than okay to not have what you want all the time. It’s okay to feel pain and all the different emotions and problems that come with life. These instances make us who we are. These circumstances make us stronger.     It’s okay to […]

Be The Light

The world is filled with too much darkness, too much hate and confusion and not enough love. Be the light in the midst of all the dark, your smile may change someone’s day. Be kind always. Even when people aren’t kind to you. Maybe they’ve had a bad day or are going through tough times. […]

Life Lessons: Grief

  If you would have asked me six months ago what grief means I would have given you some vague shallow answer because then I did not quite know what it was. My only images of grief at that time were from tear jerker movies and when my 79 year old grandpa died when I […]

Why I Traced My Ancestry

  I’m sure you’ve noticed the growing popularity in those DNA kits and tracing your history/ancestry. If not, all you have to do is google “DNA kits” and you’ll see an array of companies you can use for this process. Some are skeptical. I get it, but if you go into the research and know […]

Poetry|Don’t You Know?

Don’t you know how unique you are In all the years there has never been one quite as exquisite as you Don’t you know how beautiful you are Your beauty transcends barriers that would have never been broken Don’t you see how valuable you are More rare and precious than the finest jewel Don’t you […]

BABY, Your Hair is Good Hair!

Baby, Your hair, is GOOD hair! Have you ever heard someone say that a certain type of hair is “good hair” and another is “bad”? I know you’ve heard it if you’re black and probably have heard it even if you’re not. Well, I’m here to tell you that your hair is GOOD hair no […]