#NIADIARIES VOL 6. – “DO NOTHING WITHOUT INTENTION.”

Scrolling through the most popular images on any "self care" hashtag, I'm bombarded with the same eye-rollingly repetitive imagery including: -  Open-ended, fortune cookie-esque inspirational quotes like "You can't pour from an empty cup." or "My imperfections make me beautiful." - Super skinny white girls in front of tropical, beachy, etc. backgrounds looking like they've never felt any pain in...

DONALD GLOVER, RIHANNA, & GUAVA ISLAND | REVIEW

Guava Island is a project that's been lingering in the back of my mind like the lyrics to Cardi B's verse on the Thotiana remix. I remember peeping this Vulture article back in November and watching that super small, bootleg-ass trailer from someone's Instagram thinking "What in the world is Gambino cooking up now?"  Now, after months of anticipation and at least sixteen circulations of me...

GOING BAD, LORI HARVEY, AND THE ART OF FLIPPING THE SCRIPT

Practically two years after the straight slap in the face club banger type smash hit record Back 2 Back, Drake and Meek Mill have finally kissed and made up on Meek Mill's "let's pretend we're the mob" anthem Going Bad. Something about the combination is admittedly electrifying. Maybe it's the fact that Meek's last album Championships is one of the best bodies of work he's ever put out? Maybe I'm...

BLUEFACE, THOTIANA, AND HOW MEMES ALTER REALITY

I've never wanted to be that wrinkly, bitter ass old lady shaking her fist at the youngins for making too much noise. But, listening to Blueface for the first time made me feel like being that old ass lady is in my near future. It started off with a tweet that I saw on my timeline. @bluefacebleedem’s “Thotiana” is the number one song in the country ♿️♿️♿️...

2019 / HAPPY NEW YEAR BABE

2018 was a year of ups, downs, lefts, rights, and everything in between. I learned a lot about my true essence of self and what I actually want out of life. 2019 will be the year where I reach for the stars and make things happen. I have goals; I have ambitions; I have passion. In 2018, I spent a lot of time being paralyzed by procrastination and fear of failure. Those factors made it hard to do...