A Black Woman and Her Hair.

***This post was inspired by a video I watched last night on YouTube from Whitney White, a natural hair influencer that I took note of years ago when I began my natural hair journey. See the video here. While watching the video, I felt the deeper implications of the joy Whitney felt when she cut …

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Dear 2020.

I thought this was going to be our year. Remember, as 2019 fell to pieces and I began to slowly breathe again after one of thee most rotten 12 months of all time, what I whispered to you? That you would be different? That I would fall in love in 2020? That I'd find a …

Level Up. [2020]

So last year, I feel like you and I, dear reader, entered a new phase of realness on This Square Peg. This is a lifestyle blog, yes, and we discussed various aspects of my life, including openly sharing with you that 2019 mostly stunk. I initially wondered if these were things I even wanted to …

necessary to say.

I saw this on Instagram and nodded my head vigorously. Dark times come, certainly, with depression. But sometimes you can be--for lack of a better term--a functioning depressive. You're living your life. You're smiling, laughing, going to events and spending time with friends. And then you come home, breathe through the minutes before bedtime while …

[Not] Writing.

I haven't written anything creatively in a long while. Fiction is my thing, my jam. You know that. But it's been excessively hard for me to hunker and write. I have some suspicions as to why. Let's talk them over. No inspo. Like most artists, inspiration is so huge for me. I need that flow, …

Lessons.

This post is inspired by a very moving and honest post on In My Sunday Best, where blogger Sade openly discusses her experience with relationship rejection. Read it and reflect; I appreciated her candor and discussing the inspiring lessons she learned about herself. As I read it, it reminded me so much of my own …

#triggered

I love that Jhené Aiko posted this on her Instagram story. (Courtesy of The Shade Room.) I love that she was raw, open, and honest about the depth of her feelings. I love that she sat with her feelings instead of running away from them and resorting to old, toxic habits. I love that she …