Check on your strong friends

Check on your strong friends This sentiment has been going around social media for a while and I’m glad but I feel like it needs more context. Checking on your strong friend isn’t just a “hey how are you” before you unload your problems on them. Ask for life updates, mental health status and more […]

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Learning in Love

I’ve been seeing this sentiment floating around on social media phrased in one way or another. It bothers me because being with someone is a learning experience. When you decide to be in a relationship with someone it is important to acknowledge that you two may have different ideas of what love is and how […]

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Ready for October

It’s been a long time since I blogged. Like reeeeally blogged. Since moving home from London, I’ve been struggling with balance. Finishing up my thesis, working, and settling back into my role as a contributing member of my family has been my main priorities. All of this has caused me to put things that are […]

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Running from the Present

I have a problem being in the moment. I may be here physically but mentally I’m somewhere else. I’ve always been like this; a daydreamer, a reflector. But I see that it’s starting to get in the way of my growth as a person. My mom calls me a “planner.” I have to critically think […]

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Natural Hair and Self-Love.

It’s been a little over one year since I cut all my permed hair off! Not because I was passionate about the #NaturalHairMovement but because perms sucked. And between living in the middle of nowhere in college, and all the stress I was going through my hair just couldn’t deal. After I cut my hair […]

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Fairwell London

In a couple days I will go back to my life as a citizen of the USA. (sigh.) Whenever I mention that to someone back home one of the questions they ask is “How has London changed you?” I’ve been thinking about this question since April and I’ve finally come up with my answer. It […]

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Getting my life with Gabourey Sidibe.

I got to listen to Gabourey Sidibe speak and her words lifted a weight off of me. I’ve been trying to shrink myself into spaces but she showed me that playing a role and being honest with yourself cannot exist in the same space.

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