& Mirina Collections: Scam or Nah?

I know I know. I said the next post would be about fashion finds and what not but I need to get serious for a second. As an avid journalism junkie I feel compelled to give you the facts about Mirina Collections and nothing more and nothing less. In college I was never one to…

& 2016 Subscription

If January is a free trial of 2016, I’m already ready to buy the real deal. A lot of awesomeness has happened so far into 2016 and I’m strapped in ready to see where this roller coaster called life happens to take me. Young African American women in the Pittsburgh area don’t get a lot…

& Roommate Not Wanted

Sometimes I just have to get the words out so the feelings go away… I’m smiling as I write this because upon meeting Jackie You would’ve never thought she’d turn out to be the person she was. I met her in Texas training for a job. She seemed like a sweetheart, a dreamer and a…

& Tinder, Love and Comedy

Today I deleted Tinder for the third time in the last whirlwind of a year. Tinder was an experiment and a lazy effort to put myself out there to explore what else the world had to offer while I was taking a break from my junior high sweetheart. An article in Cosmo intrigued me about…

It Truly is a Happy Mon(Daè)

Happy Monday! With Thanksgiving around the corner, I’m in the business of counting my blessings. I’m learning that sometimes I may take things for granted and the things about life that frustrate me, may be someone else’s fairy tale. My weekend started out great because a lot of people may not know this but besides…

Happy Mon(Daè) : Hello November

Hello November! I ended October with a bang. I loved hanging out with my friends and going to a Halloween party. I dressed up as Harley Quinn and totally nailed it! I’m already excited to wear it for next year’s costume being that Suicide Squad drops in August. Woot! It’s been quite a positive week….

& I Don’t Know How To Girl

Growing up with two brothers  (and two step-brothers), I’ve mostly been the only girl! I got the best of both worlds. I had every Barbie that you could imagine yet I would still take my brother’s WWF figurines and stomp my feet crying until they let me play flag football with them. I was a cheerleader yet I…

& Throw Back Thursday: Roomie Roulette

In college, I hit the housing lottery. I however, did not always hit the roommate lottery. Sophomore year I moved on campus and my prayers of avoiding a communal bathroom at all costs were answered. I don’t know how I met *Diana but I will never forget this woman. She asked me if I wanted…

& Summer’s Almost Over

Boot season & layering is almost upon us and I’m sort of okay with that. My summer has been pretty darn awesome. I won tickets to Cedar Point and got to take three people with me for an overnight trip to the park and the water park. Then, my mom and my aunt took me…

& 31

Dear Self, When you open this in the year 2020 you’ll probably smile amused by 2015 problems. You have a thing for stressing out about small things and hopefully you’ll grow out of that by 30. It’s weird because you also see the bright things in most situations. I may come off as chill but…

& The Greater Good 

Apparently there’s a lot of confusion in Kimmel’s video helping Chelsea Clinton promote Americans to serve a year in AmeriCorps. Service is something I feel passionate about so I commented on the video informing folks that national service isn’t just the army and of course someone responded that serving in AmeriCorps isn’t doing anything “good…