“You Still Look Pregnant!” Childbirth and motherhood are experiences that words really can’t describe well enough. It’s something you have to be apart of and see to really grasp how monumental it is. Housing a human is one of the most craziest things to go through from the moment conception happens. The changes a woman … Continue reading “You Still Look Pregnant!” – The Truth About Postpartum ‘Snapbacks’
Practicing self-love is not always an easy task. Some don't know how to love themselves or where to start. You first have to ask yourself, what does loving myself mean to me? It involves learning to accept and be brutally honest with who we are and who we have the potential to be. It requires … Continue reading What Self-Love Means: 15 Questions to Ask Yourself.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjLR8293jnY Why is it that when a man cheats and a woman finds out the question becomes "why didn't you just leave?" The question should be "Why did he cheat to begin with?" Often times men get a pat on the back when they are young and can't commit. This video is saddening to watch, … Continue reading #HurtBae: Putting Up With Cheating?
"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken." What's the riskiest thing you've ever done? If asked this question some people will say or think something sexual, some will think back to when they faced their biggest fears or climbed the highest … Continue reading Would You Take The Risk on Love?
Welcome back, and Happy Wednesday! If you have been keeping up with my blog then you know about these mysterious books that I keep mentioning. Well these books are mysterious no longer. I am pleased and blessed to let you all know my first two self-published books are ready for pre-order! Now I know you're … Continue reading Behind The Books
It's Tuesday again so you know what means! There's some tips coming your way. Today marks my 22nd birthday and with both of my books "Finding YOUrself: The Road to Self-Love and Recovery" & "Heartbreaks and Heartaches" due to come out this month, it's only right I stick with the theme. Loving yourself can sometimes be a … Continue reading Tipsy Tuesday: 22 Ways to Love Yourself!
The #OwnYourBeautiful hashtag was a campaign created for Instagram by myself, , teenytinyella, livebytheafro, and simonepaddick. We all wanted to use our social media platform to promote loving yourself. The idea behind the campaign was to have users turn their biggest insecurity into their most beautiful attribute. The rules were to post a photo explaining their insecurity … Continue reading #OwnYourBeautiful
I have been at a great place in life lately. Working on myself and basking in the happiness and positivity that the universe has thrown my way. I have been through so many emotions over the year and I feel like towards the end I am finally leveling out and things are starting to … Continue reading I Will Not…Because I Deserve
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3f1zii5skA Loving your body can be incredibly challenging, especially for women. We live in a society where small sizes are the norm and people strive to lose weight to be liked and idolized by others, with hopes of fitting into that norm. We live in a society where the media Photoshop the bodies of celebrities to … Continue reading Body Love
I created a project entitled "Love Your Mane", it was originally in honor of Black History Month but I prolonged it because why celebrate ourselves for just one month. The purpose of this project was to reach out to African American women who rock their natural hair and embrace the texture that grows from their … Continue reading Love Your Mane
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending an Empowerment Workshop hosted by Michael E. Reid, socially known as "justmike_" or "justmikethepoet". The workshop was created to accompany his newly released book "Dear Woman" and is a few hours of conversation, inspiration, education, and hope. As it says on his website the event is designed specifically for women … Continue reading “Dear Woman”
In one of my previous post I discussed my experiences with Traction Alopecia and I mentioned that I never felt comfortable going into hair salons. To this day I still feel uncomfortable with the idea of stepping into one for the simple fact that the level of ignorance is at an all time high in this … Continue reading Why I Dislike the Hair Salon
There are many negative connotations behind the word "nappy" that stem from times of slavery. As Black people we have always been taught to hate our hair and most importantly who we are. Growing up we are taught that nappy hair is bad we need to get a perm, boys are told nappy hair doesn't look good … Continue reading Lets Discuss: Nappy Hair
There was once a time when I would feel the roots of my hair and automatically say "I need a perm" or "My roots are getting nappy." As African Americans we are conditioned to hate the natural texture of our hair and to prefer straight hair over our own curls and kinks. Although there is … Continue reading Embracing My Natural Hair
I have read many inspiring stories and each time it gave me an extra push to share my own. My sole purpose behind this blog was to do so and I still haven't until now. I am doing this thing where I am focused on pleasing myself and doing things that will make "ME" happy. … Continue reading I Am Not My Hair – My Story