Fabu Fashion Monday: Sunday Edition

Hi, y'all. Welcome to Monday. Let's move on before I complain about Mondays, shall we? Last night, a lifelong friend of mine and all around amazing woman/entrepreneur held her second annual International Natural Hair Awards (www.naturalhairawards.com). My mom and I attended and we had a blast. I knew, a few days into the event, that I …

Products from Heaven: Fits Like a Dove.

Here's the real, no-holds barred truth about Your Square Peg: she sweats like a chocolate pig. There's no other way to say it. Ever since I woke up one morning a million years ago and discovered the monster known as--shudder--puberty, the sweat glands opened up, got to work, and decided to work overtime every single day. …

younger.

This speaks to me. When I was younger, especially in my teens and a large part of my twenties, I was desperate for someone in my life who could pull me through. Through those moments when loving myself was non-factor. When I would look in the mirror and loathe the girl looking back at me. When I …

Why Not Me?

I won't get into why I love Mindy Kaling more than you'll ever understand--and I do, I just stinkin' do--but this excerpt (printed in Glamour magazine) from her forthcoming second book of essays, Why Not Me?, (a title that was basically the theme of one of my recent short stories; I may post the whole thing on here soon) is …

Misty.

Misty Copeland was rejected by a ballet academy at 13 years old for having the "wrong body for ballet." She is now, as of June 30, the first African-American female principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre.  Here are the following reasons I admire her and am inspired by her to no end: 1. Ballet is one …

San Diego.

In 2001, I had a nervous breakdown. No need to sugarcoat it. I lost it. I was 22 years old, a receiver of news that changed my entire life--I couldn't breathe. I was wild-eyed and crazed. All that said, while sitting placidly at work one day, I went on a travel site and booked a …

Choose Beautiful.

Every day I go through the average door. But yesterday was a unique day. So I chose to go through the beautiful one. Therein lies the power of Dove's new inspirational ad campaign. (They've been quietly setting a new precedent when it comes to ads about beauty and women, Dove. I love it and I don't think …