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Happy Birthday To Me: 10 Life Lessons I Learned In 2021

Originally posted 11/09/2021 When I turned 37 last year, I was in a very interesting, pivotal point in my life. It turns out the heart break I had experienced a few months earlier would be the catalyst to a year of growth and change. I navigated through my life under the assumption that I loved myself. At least I thought I did. It wasn't until I examined all my loose boundaries and the way I allowed people to treat me, that I realized I didn't love myself as much as I thought I did. I spent the next 365 days pouring into myself, taking myself out on dates, upholding my boundaries, and doing shadow work. I used to struggle with...

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The Future Is Female, As Told By Dom Pierre and Natalia Restrepo

Originally posted 8/2/2021 I never considered myself a model, but after shooting with Dom Pierre and Natalia Restrepo, I might reconsider that statement. Back in March, I did this amazing futuristic photo shoot that highlighted the power and beauty of Black women. Through Dom's eyes, he wanted to capture our grace, beauty, and perseverance under a futuristic scope. I gained my superpower the day God decided I would be born a Black woman. My skin color prepared me for years of strength, resilience, power, and drive. I learned early on that my complexion would cause me to be under-represented in media, overlooked for work opportunities, racially profiled, underfunded in the business world, and so much more. I also learned that...

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365+ Days Of Growth

Originally posted 08/02/2021 *Peaks in* Alright... I know it's been a while. I know. I haven't been too active on my website, but that's because I've been busy crushing shit in the real world. Since my last blog entry I became a certified reiki practitioner, I launched another deck, I had a bunch of career wins like interviewing Meagan Good and writing the cover story for HelloBeautiful, and I've also landed some amazing speaking engagements. I wouldn't say I've been too busy to blog, but I reallocated my creative juices to other areas. Professionally, things have been on the up and up. Working as a full-time editor has been rewarding because it provides me the space to promote Black women...

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My Relationship To Food Changed The Moment I Embraced My Healing

Originally posted 11/16/2020 I've always had a love/hate relationship with my body. During my 30's, I gained tons of weight and as a result, my confidence took a blow. I'd try dieting and working out, but I'd always end up in the same cycle of making poor choices when it came to food. After going through a "breakup", something in me shifted. When you embrace the healing process, you open new portals in your subconscious. Choosing myself allowed me to really understand my worth and what I deserve. As a result, I began to lean into my healing in a way that shifted how I treated myself. I began to eat better, affirm my beauty, and really understand my value....

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My Ivy Park Jumpsuit Was Too Damn Tight

Originally posted 11/12/2020 That's it. That's the post. When Ivy Park first launched in 2016, I told myself I would not jump on the bandwagon. The pieces were cute, but I didn't feel like buying into the hype. Let's fast forward to Beyonce's most recent launch that sent the internet, myself included, into a frenzy. From the colors, to the separates, I was impressed and all the way prepared to throw a few dollars in the direction of the Adidas store. I decided to treat myself to the Ivy Park Knit Catsuit in green and yellow. First of all, it is tight as all hell. I felt like a stuffed pickle. I was so uncomfortable, but my friends wouldn't let...

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