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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
By now, I'm sure you've seen photos of Queen Lupita at the 2016 Met Gala. Oh, you haven't? Why not? No, we won't go there. I'm here to help. Right? Are you still breathing? Let's look at one more, shall we? If you look to the left of Lupita, that's actor Nate Parker in the background, [...]
When I was a teenager, the answer to that question would have been yes, yes, a thousand times, yes. Back then, I was a connoisseur of all things glossy reading materials: the goal was to spend every bit of my pocket money (the African parent's version of allowance) on any magazine I could feast my eyes [...]
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.
That's where the fangirl level has landed. I'm neither ready nor can I handle this. (Awesome pictorial courtesy of Tumblr and Rhapsody Magazine)
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.
She manages to give me Jackie O and simply Lupita all at once. Le sigh.
First, hi. Second, yep, it's been several weeks. Third, yep, we're in an entirely different year than we were in my last post. Hope you're loving 2015 so far. Me? I'm trying to make it through the day without passing out within inches of my co-workers. During the past week, I was felled by a vicious [...]