Face Your Fears But Also Be Cautious

Shred Your Fears is a womens’ empowerment group that’s teaching women how to get out of their own head and face their fears through skateboarding. It was created by Maya Henry who has a lot of successes from the group. I may have broken a bone but I still enjoyed the moments, the positive people,…

24 Things I’ve Accomplished Before 30

I’ve been told that I have so many stories to be so young. I’ve looked to several other bucket lists for things to do before I’m thirty and quickly came to the realization that, “been there done that” is a straight up mood. Observations like this is why I no longer participate in games of…

Feed Your Confidence and Starve Your Fears

Get comfortable in your own skin as you don’t really have any other options. The sooner you let that little tidbit of advice sink in the more peaceful life seems to get.

& Too Much

I’m a dark skin woman who loves rap, EDM, pop, and country music. Growing up my peers told me I was too dark and I talk “too white” I actually had someone ask, “Why do you talk like that,” and an older lady told me that she didn’t know dark people resided up north. “Are your…

& Crown Skin

You sat in the sun too long.  Taunts from my peers haunted the elementary halls What’s self-esteem? Little ‘ol me wouldn’t have known it break little girls down before they can even know it It seemed like I went through an eternity of teasing before I embraced my skin. “This is it, this is me….

& Re(Introduction)

It took a decade of frustration but all your indecisive ways were a blessing in disguise I’d try and I’d try to get you to love me the way that I loved you the most but I was asking something of you that you couldn’t give. Not even big things just flowers, “Thinking of you,”…

& No Apologies

No Apologies It only took me 26 years but I’m madly in love with myself. I love the rich cocoa complexion I was so blessed with The bright smile that somehow survived candy as a food group and every other curve on my body makes me smile in the mirror. I’ve grown to realize that…

–& My Hair

Lyrical Status. “I am not my hair. I am not this skin. I am not your expectations no, I am not my hair. I am not this skin. I am the soul that lies within.”  — India Arie “I am not my Hair” Feeling. Content      Me and my kinky thin in fullness but thick…