A Stoop Wedding.

So, this pandemic and the resulting quarantine has proved, over and over again, that necessity truly is the mother of invention. I’ve seen people find creative ways to continue living and doing: roll-by parties (especially for 2020 graduates), young folks creating sanitized ways to hug their family and loved ones, so on. And one favorite …


World. Class. Chocolate.

Danai and Lupita. Okoye and Nakia. Africa and Africa. New Muse and Still Muse. World Class Chocolate and World Class Chocolate. When I was a little growing brown girl, I saw women of color in my home, in my community, among my relatives. But I didn't realize that representation outside of that nexus was important …

The Chocolate Meeting.

What would happen, perchance to dream: Scene: after a premiere that I've somehow been invited to, during a meet-and-greet.  Lupita: Hello, [Government Name]. It's a pleasure to meet you. Thank you so much for your support. Me: Your elegance, talent, and grace are inspiriring, Ms. Nyong'o. Lupita: Oh, please call me Lupita. And thank you …

She Twirls.

   15 seconds of Queen Lupita twirling during her InStyle magazine shoot, as posted by her highness on her Instagram page. Take in all that African Girl Wonder. Breathe it in. And then find an empty office somewhere and do your own Friday twirl. Slow motion would even be better. Bon weekend, dear readers. 

La Femme Lupita.

She once again graces the cover of Vogue. I may or may not wait in line to purchase my copy. Just saying.  Image/cover courtesy of Vogue magazine.