Haircuts; An Exercise in Letting Go

I’ve been wearing my hair in its natural state for the last 5 years. Hands down it is one of the best decisions I ever made. Sure it was a bit rocky at first, transitioning from relaxed hair but it was a process and a journey to learning my hair texture and loving my hair. […]

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How to use growth to inspire confidence

The key to growth is being honest with yourself and those around you about what you need to thrive and be happy. Growth involves being self-aware and gentle with yourself as you outgrow bad habits and heal from past traumas. Know this about the journey, growth is not linear, sometimes you have to go through […]

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Book Review: The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson

In this coming of age novel, readers learn about the Carribean-American immigrant experience from the eyes of 16-year-old Dionne and her 10-year-old sister Phaedra. The girls are sent by their mother Avril, who is suffering from depression to spend the summer with their grandmother Hyacinth in Bird Hill, Barbados. Little did the girls know, but […]

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How to create an intentional self-care routine

“Self Care is the way in which you show yourself love and is then manifested in intentional actions.” Self-Care can be any healthy habit that is solely for the improvement of your well-being. As black women, it is so important for us to prioritize our health and wellness since we spend so much time pouring […]

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Authentic Living and other New Year Intentions

I think most people would agree that 2018 has been a whirlwind of a year. Despite the ups and downs of the year, I have managed to keep my cool in the face of adversity, let go of limiting beliefs and reign in on my perfectionist tendencies. I’ve learned the value of self-reflection and self-awareness, […]

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