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2018, Afropunk, Black Girl Magic, Brooklyn, Festival, Melanin, Natural Hair, Naturalista, Wonderlust -

This year I have the pleasure of attending Afropunk at one of my own stomping grounds, where it all started, BROOKLYN baby! This year’s festival will be the weekend of August 25th thru 26th 2018 with a lineup that includes Janelle Monae, Jaden Smith, and Erykah Badu to name a few.

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Black Girl Magic, Melanin, Natural Hair, Naturalista, Self Love, Travel, Wonderlust -

Is travel the new adult lounge? One of my fav things on Instagram right now are all the pages dedicated to black folks who travel. No, not just to Philly for the weekend but Dubai for a holiday. I love the pictures, such as, melanin queens and ebony kings riding elephants in Thailand and leading parades in New Orleans. We are having genuine new experiences by stepping out of our comfort zones to discover more about ourselves. I never thought I would be one of those people, but I truly became a travel junkie. Through my adventures I’ve seen some beautiful places,...

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Black Girl Magic, Melanin, Natural Hair, Naturalista, Self Love -

Black women are consistently surpassing previous higher education goals and statistics. Yasss queen! The black woman is finally being recognized for something positive. Amazing, considering the political climate; with heighten, and seemly encouraged, violence against black men and women. Even while social media seems to idealize bodies and beauty over brains and hard work. Depending on the audience, one might even argue we are also decreasing the likelihood of marriage. Even though they still don’t support us, they try to intimidate us; we keep winning. Black women always survive even while carrying an extra load. We win the U.S Open...

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Black Girl Magic, Melanin, Natural Hair, Naturalista, Self Love -

Hair is important to all women but to the black woman, hair is serious business. We don’t get the luxury of the bed head look or the messy bun. For a long time the most widely accepted opinion on a black woman’s hair is that it should be not only straight, but long. It was and still is hard out here; sisters are/were expected to maintain an image that does not occur naturally for most women of color. However, the last few years we have seen a new wave or movement of women of color using popular forms of media such as YouTube,...

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