QUARANTINE PLAYLIST: 2000s Hip Hop & R&B

When times get rough, sometimes you have to brush the dust off your Baby Phat T-shirt from 2003, iron out your jorts, and do the sturdiest Harlem Shake to your favorite throwbacks. This quarantine playlist is inspired by some of my favorite 2000s artists that turned my middle and high school dances into lituations. Plugin your headphones and let's take a walk down memory lane. P.S. I hope you are...

#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...

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...

WAKE UP, IT’S THE FIRST OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER

What's up and what's poppin' my beautiful internet homies? October is live and ready around my way, even though we're still dealing with some crazy 80+ degree weather. I guess I should try and appreciate it as much as I can before the swift pimp slap of cold weather hits me directly on the cheekbone. There are many things I love about the fall season including the fashion, the perfect weather,...

The Most Important Thing I Learned in my 22nd Year

As you might not have known, I recently turned 23 on August 8th. 23 is one of those ages that lingers in the spaces of time. It's not really a milestone. There's not any exuberant happiness (or sadness) that comes with that age. It just, kind of, happens. It's been almost two weeks since my birthday and I don't think that I've sunk my feet into that age yet. I just changed the age on my Facebook...