25 Gender Inclusive Ways to Say “Hey Guys”

One of my goals for this year is to stop using gender specific pronouns in group settings. I’m still working on it. It’s challenging, but whatever weak minded excuse you can put here to pardon our comfortable ignorance simply isn’t a good enough reason to ignore people’s identities. Plus for me personally, there’s like this […]

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Taking the Scenic Route

Instant gratification has become the way of the world—particularly, the way of our world. Don’t get me wrong I don’t think anyone has ever been excited to be patient (…if that’s even possible), but there is something to be said for putting in the work and embracing the journey. Plus, if we are being totally […]

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Growing Vs Expanding

It’s no secret your twenties are about growth, finding yourself, and learning to live on your own terms. The idea is to experience enough in your twenties that you’re ready to make better decisions once you hit 30. I’m no different. During my twenties I learned so much, I thought I learned it all. In […]

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EZ Nail Lifter Lady: Darlene Willis

It’s the nail removal process for me, yall. This pandemic had my nails looking sad, sorry, and all out of sorts—and I know I’m not alone. In addition to nail salons shutting down, technicians are booked up weeks in advance, and there is little sign of an end in sight. While I realize this certainly […]

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Lunch at Xfinity‘s

I’m not a super big Blogger. I’m working (hard) to keep growing but typically I depend on the quality of my work and the style in which I do it to land gigs and create impact. So when I tell y’all I was shocked to learn I was invited to a blogger luncheon with Xfinity, […]

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Edge Naturale’s Follicle Enhancer Cream is just What my Hair Needed!

Okay, yall. I’ve got some good stuff to talk about today. I recently had the opportunity to learn about a new beauty brand called Edge Naturale, which is an all-natural hair care brand that uses fresh ingredients to strengthen and nourish natural hair. I was able to get my hands on their magical Follicle Enhancer […]

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Style Session: FTF Cozy Neutrals

I am so here for this style session—oh, that’s cute— we may need to officially name these Style Sessions… Anyway, last week I had the opportunity to visit my Alma Mater, California University of Pennsylvania. Since the campus was closed due to COVID-19, my sister and I got to do fun little fall shoot at […]

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Style Session: FTF Warm Weather Fall Look

Fall fashion is everyone’s favorite, me included. I love the layers and extra accessories, as well as the nude and earth toned colors. Simply put, fall fashion is my aesthetic, and I love it here. Most of you know I have an ongoing partnership with one of my favorite plus exclusive brands, Fashion to Figure. […]

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Queen & Slim: Much More Than a Modern Day Black Love Story

Queen and Slim is classic Black love cinema folks will celebrate for years to come, much like Love Jones, or my favorite growing up, Love and Basketball. The story line itself isn’t particularly different, but because the story is told from a Black perspective (obviously) it adds dimension to the story that honestly, makes it […]

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Meet Rayne Stewart: Vitiligo Warrior

I want to be like Rayne Stewart when I grow up. Rayne is one of the many Americans suffering from Vitiligo, a non-curable condition causing discoloration and the loss of pigment in skin cells. Vitiligo affects nearly 50 million humans worldwide, and as many as 5 million citizens of the United States. It can be […]

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