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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Social Media and Self Esteem

With the rise of celebrity endorsements and the more frequent use of editing apps on pictures it comes as no surprise to me that social media has a tendency to impact us negatively. After studying self esteem and living my life online I’ve come across the main ways that using these platforms can hurt us and ways to combat them.

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Redefining Self-Care

Self-care is often described as getting your nails done, drinking a glass of wine and chilling out. I’ve seen a lot of posts on how to exercise self-care that mimic these things and I even wrote one myself in my in my undergrad days. One thing I’ve learned since then is that is not the […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Growing up in a Black household oftentimes means that mental health is not something that’s talked about. I didn’t really experience a stigma but I also never wanted to talk about my concerns either. I would have these moments where I was paralyzed by sadness and didn’t know why and they scared me. When I […]

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Things I’ve learned from The Golden Girls

One of my most vivid childhood memories is watching TV with my mom before bed and falling asleep on The Golden Girls. The older I got, the later I stayed up and I started watching the show. It has become one of my all time favorites and I’ll stand by that no matter who teases […]

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