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True Life: I Want Box Braids but I’m on the Job Market

I finally pressed submit on the application for the first job I’ve applied for while two months shy of graduation. I go back to my daily scroll of looking at protective hairstyles on IG I want to get within the next two weeks because a playa’s tax return is on its way and it’s time for this hair to be tied up. I’m trying to finish this semester strong and because my assignments are piling up, I simply don’t have time to do all this hair every single day. Besides, however I can shorten my “getting…

Why I Chose to Give My Daughter Locs

*Image above is Addyson getting her hair retwisted by her uncle* It’s been two months since my daughter started her loc journey, December 10th to be exact, and it has been a journey for the both of us. This is a process I wanted to start when she was three-years-old (she is seven now) but I listened to the naysayers in my family who convinced me that it was a bad idea to give my daughter a “permanent” style at such a young age. I am not too familiar with “hair types” but I do know…

5 Ways to Incorporate Reading into Your Busy Schedule

“I wish I could read for leisure more but I am just too busy” –  said all of you. Ok, that’s an overgeneralized statement but I do see and hear that being said from many of you. One of the greatest lies ever told is that we simply don’t have enough time to (fill in the blank). It isn’t that we don’t have enough time; if we are honest with ourselves, we most likely don’t have enough discipline. I have that same issue and talk about it here, but I am proud to say that I…

Uncle Obama: Not Just Because He’s Black, but Because He’s Black

It is believed that people create their best work when stressed, depressed, grieving, or just plain ol’ hurt. Well, just like many others across this country (across the globe) I am in mourning. Uncle O and Tee Tee ‘Chelle leaving, y’all. They can’t pass go. They can’t collect $200. There will never be another and if there is, they won’t be quite like the first BLACK family. I was still wet behind the ears when Uncle O took office. I had turned 18 four months prior to him being voted as the president-elect so with 2008…

Why I Chose to Commit to Minimalism

Photo Cred: minimalismlife.com “Tis the season of Netflix and getting lost in a good book” – that was a declaration I made for my winter break off from graduate studies. One of the many films I checked out this past month on Netflix was titled, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. Minimalism – at least according to the film – is “a tool that can help you find freedom” from the things that cause bondage to your life whether it be clothes, shoes, jewelry, video games, food, etc. In a nutshell, doing more with less,…

Why My Child Can’t Sing Pop-See-Ko and Neither Should Yours

This is a call to action to all of my parents with school-aged children. Actually, this is a call to action to every girl who has spent time on the blacktop during recess in elementary school. I’m still baffled about this new craze permeating primary school classrooms.  Let me tell y’all a story… Average day, nothing special. I pick up my daughter from school after leaving my own campus. My daughter’s name is Addyson. First grade. Seven years old. We get home and the first thing she does is grab her tablet and asks me could…