A Spring Surprise! An UPDATE for our NUDE SHOE LIST!

I had a little time in between meetings over the weekend so I stopped in our favorite store, Nordstrom, and perused the shoe section. It’s spring and I figured that I would take a look at some of the in-between offerings that have been put out to tide us all over ’til the best seasonContinue reading “A Spring Surprise! An UPDATE for our NUDE SHOE LIST!”

My *SECRET* to Longer and Thicker Natural Hair

My whole life I have been focused on one thing with my hair: growing it longer. I have been natural my whole life, so as a Black girl, it has been a long journey filled with ups and downs due to my time in sports (I sweat a ton.), the natural hair craze (I learnedContinue reading “My *SECRET* to Longer and Thicker Natural Hair”

On Critical Race Theory

A few weeks ago the Alabama State Board of Education, permanently banned Critical Race Theory in public schools. I saw the news on Twitter and laughed because I was so blown away by the audacity of it all. As someone who minored in African American studies, this ongoing debate on Critical Race Theory, its mettle,Continue reading “On Critical Race Theory”

Time after Time – Cultural Appropriation in Fashion: A Running List

This is my own personal, running list of cultural appropriation that I have come across in my consumption of the fashion industry. Some of them are from designers we all know and love and some of them are not but… if it is cultural appropriation, no matter how egregious, I will post. I may orContinue reading “Time after Time – Cultural Appropriation in Fashion: A Running List”

You Deserve Some Applause!

I just want to go off script for a bit and say that I have now been writing in/on this website for a little over a year now and it makes me so happy I don’t know what to do! Ever since I was little I have wanted my own space to share my musingsContinue reading “You Deserve Some Applause!”

I needed a Plant Shop – So, I found 50 Black-Owned Plant Shops

Now, y’all know that I usually write my own posts or articles because that’s what I love to do. Recently, I was looking to purchase some plants to make me happy and continue my quest to live as one with nature without having to endure being outside all the time. So, I went online andContinue reading “I needed a Plant Shop – So, I found 50 Black-Owned Plant Shops”

Simone Biles owes you Nothing. Forever.

Watching people post and make comments on Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles for the last few weeks has been very upsetting for me. I have said for a long time that I don’t think that people who have not played team or elite level sports should be able, feel emboldened, to comment on professional athletesContinue reading “Simone Biles owes you Nothing. Forever.”

Pyer Moss Fall 2021 Couture – A Celebration of Black Innovation Past and Present

All hail the baddest and most regal bitch on the planet. May we forever find ourselves in her good graces. Photo via Vogue.com How am I a fan of Pyer Moss? Let me count the ways. From its insistence on embracing Blackness, “heritage, and activism”; to founder and designer Kerbito Jean-Raymond’s dedication to authentic clothing,Continue reading “Pyer Moss Fall 2021 Couture – A Celebration of Black Innovation Past and Present”

Slather me in IXORA Botanical Beauty’s Clear Complexion Brightening Lotion and Lay Me To Rest – A Skincare Review

So, I told y’all I would tell you about my newest moisturizer a few months ago after I tested it out, and I figure since I’m about to order some more I might as well give you an update on how it is saving my life. I bought IXORA Botanical Beauty’s Clear Complexion Brightening LotionContinue reading “Slather me in IXORA Botanical Beauty’s Clear Complexion Brightening Lotion and Lay Me To Rest – A Skincare Review”

The Devil’s Advocate vs. Personhood

Recently, I have been participating in a workshop on race, gender, ability, ethnicity, and other diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. It has been a very rewarding, albiet heavy, series of interactions just due to the nature and the framing of the topics that we have discussed. It also doesn’t help the world around us hasContinue reading “The Devil’s Advocate vs. Personhood”