Hey ya’ll! Black skin needs sunscreen. Just like lighter hued folks our skin will burn-even really dark skin. Black folks’ skin may lighten in colder months. Mine does. I remember I was in graduate school at some random department taking care of my school identification card and the woman taking my picture was so surprised […]Read more "Melanin Myths Debunked!"
Lets talk about it: BLOGS Writing has become a way for me to express myself as a creative. I enjoy the freedom of writing about my own journey through this thing called life as well as commenting on current events that greatly impact our culture. When I made the conscious decision to start writing again […]Read more "A Conversation, Not A Code"
Oh, Hell Nah Nothing is the same. We all look to images for escapism, peace, laughter and a moment that’s tame. But do we need more? Temporary anger over issues can be lame. At the essence of the matter we jump on soundbites, when at the core- There is so much more to dig; deeper, […]Read more "“Dame Poverty gave me my name, And Pain godfathered me”"
There’s a lot going on! Like most of you I am following the news and watching gas prices as well as food prices go up, up, and up! As we continue to live in a pandemic world of mask wearing and no mask wearing, as conversations shift from adult vaccinations to whether or not a […]Read more "My Go To Quick Meals"
I want to write about something light. There’s a lot going on in the world and I am tempted to throw my two cents in the mix, and maybe I will soon but for today readers I want to keep it light. It’s Friday and although it is chilly on this March morning the sun […]Read more "Trust In The Universe and Respect Your Hair"
What makes you feel good? This answer will vary for everyone. I know for me I love deep tissue massages (the last one I had wasn’t great simply because of Covid-19 precautions). I had to stay face down and masked while my breasts filled with milk). Lesson learned: deep tissue massages for me are a […]Read more "Self Care"
I love to talk. I started talking at a relatively young age and I haven’t stopped yet. Therefore, it is no surprise that I am an avid listener of podcasts. The peak started when I was on maternity leave in the midst of the pandemic. Harper was born right before the world shut down. We […]Read more "20 of My Favorite Pods!"
Years ago when I was still in high school I attended a private fundraiser for my local community center. As I made my way around the room, snacking on cheese and crackers, shrimp cocktail and mini pastry puffs I began a conversation with an older man. He wore glasses and had a blazer with the […]Read more "Non-fungible tokens"
CoComelon runs the world. Okay, maybe not the world, but this popular children’s show has dominated the households with young children all over America and the world at large. My household has succumbed to the mesmerizing songs and images of a picturesque family and their community. The songs are contagious and I find myself hopping […]Read more "CoComelon Nation"
At some point I began planning events in my head. I daydreamed about what outfits I would pack for my trip to Virginia. I haven’t been to this part of the country in years and I looked forward to traveling outside of Connecticut. “Maybe I need new luggage too?” I thought as I perused online […]Read more "Love, Locs, and Plants"