Dear Autumn, This morning, as I took my daily walk, I was immediately transfixed by the cool breezes awaiting me. With the bipolarity of the atmosphere here in Texas, I stopped short of fully declaring that it was finally fall, finally you (especially since it will be 90 degrees tomorrow, goodness), but I embraced your [...]
Credit: Instagram, @thenubiancrown In line with my previous thoughts on the matter. Eloquently said. Bon Wednesday.
Just saw this on Pinterest and wanted to share. There are marked differences between positivity, validation, and support versus the opposite of those things. But sometimes it's hard to tell. Well-meaning or not, we've all uttered versions of the comments in the left column. Sharing for myself and all of us.
Yes, let's. Recently, I watched a heartwrenching video of a woman on social media who tearfully spoke of her frustrations while looking for love. Wanting to find the right one and that not happening. Being eternally and repeatedly ghosted. I highly identified with her. In a follow-up video, she spoke of some of the comments [...]
He’s been a longtime favorite of mine. I was attracted to his quiet intensity, I think. When I saw the previews for Black Panther, it was always this thought for me. Wow. He’s kingly. He’s regal. I want to see him in this movie. My friends laughed when I asserted in conversations that the depth-y [...]
So, as you know, I’ve been growing out Le Fro since mid-2019. This was yours truly before She (my hair) went into protective style mode. Since then, in between braids and all that, my excellent stylist has ensured that I receive my trims and deep conditions. Recently (a few weeks ago), we 1. removed the [...]
Quarantine Life. It's been a thing. Here's a round-up. Professional Life. I've been working from home since mid-March. It was initially a huge adjustment for me; I've worked remotely before, many times, but in a space where it's happening 8 hours a day, 7 days a week--there were a lot of tough moments. Structurally, I'm [...]
Last week, I decided to get off my derrière and start bringing some activity in this quarantine life of mine. Each morning, before work at home begins, I rise and hit the pavement, taking an hour and a half to promenade around my sprawling neighborhood. Here are some itemized thoughts and comments about this routine: [...]
I saw this on the ‘Gram last night and felt the messaging in my bones. Look: quarantining ain’t easy. And wherever you are, I know you know that. These affirmations/reminders as we deal with this pandemic spoke to me. Photo credit: @femislay, Instagram Keep taking care of yourself. Protect your peace of mind. Wash your [...]
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