Square Peg Stories. (#2)

Welcome to Friyay, and welcome to our second Square Peg Story. (Look for this feature twice a month on Fridays.) Today, you're going to meet Lauren. I've known this lovely beacon of light for several years now and have always been impressed by her positivity, her smile, her talent, and her fashion sense, among other [...]

Square Peg Stories. (#1)

Welcome to a brand new feature on TSP. By now, I'm sure you've captured the following about this little corner of the Internets: Women's empowerment means the world to me. Every woman has a journey and a story, and I'm significantly interested in both. It's not just about me. All that said, we have a [...]

fun with mansplaining.

Mansplain (verb): The explanation of something by a man, typically to a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing. (Read about the etymology of the word here.) So has it ever happened to you, my dear lady reader? Where you say something quite well or eloquently or meaningful or clear to the listener(s) [...]

In Review…2019 Style

My tried-and-true chicelegant (spell check nearly imploded with this nonexistent word, but whatevs) aesthetic didn't change much in 2019. Here are some of my favorite looks from this year, with a bit of commentary. When it comes to jeans and pants, I'm your typical pull-your-pants-up-every-ten-seconds kind of gal, because I tend to pull sizes a [...]

Fabu Fashion Sunday: Saturday Bloom

Hey, y'all. So a good friend of mine threw a beautiful get-together yesterday with a lovely theme: Bloom Where You Are Planted. It was a company of women sharing their favorite quotes or scriptures, dressed or accessorized in a floral theme, ready to swap $3 gifts, and overall gathering together to encourage, uplift, and upbuild. [...]

it had to happen.

December 2012: after eight months of waiting and impatiently wearing two different hair textures on my head (the relaxed ends and the growing, textured, natural roots), I walked into a salon and big chopped my hair. The smile on my face below should tell you how I felt about my decision. I felt free. At [...]