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There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women. – Kofi Annan, 7th UN Secretary General While women empowerment events are becoming more popular by the day, I never get the chance to attend many, but recently I had the absolute pleasure of attending a brunch, hosted by a woman of many titles, Orobosa Owie. I am SO glad I did because it left empowered me beyond measure. It was held at 024 Grille at the Westin in Memorial, the ambiance was great,…

NO Boyfriend, NO Man friend, NO HUSBAND, no nada. Naturally, I’m a smidge bummed b/c every girl wants to feel a little special on today, well every day,  but after 6 years of not having a Valentine… you get used to it honestly lol, but that’s really what I wanted to briefly discuss. Singleness and embracing it. It has been a LONG journey to get to where I am today. Now don’t get me wrong, I still get sad about being single sometimes, but it’s…

*Cue Juelz Santana’s voice* I’m BAAAACKKKKK. I’m sure some of you have been wondering where the heck I’ve been. I know I kind of just fell off the blog earth and never returned. Well, honey have a seat because this is about to be some shit. SO basically, I LOST MY ENTIRE BLOG CATALOG. EVERY. SINGLE. POST. YEAH. When I tell you I thought my head was playing tricks on me. I was clickin’ through every tab on Godaddy, on Wordpress.com, my website, EVERYWHERE. They…

Have you ever just wished you had someone else’s life? Just continuously comparing yourself to other people and what they have going on? Me too.  Unfortunately, I’ve caught myself doing it a little more often which is really pissing me off, to be completely honest. I KNOW everything I want in this life will come to fruition, but with social media, it’s hard not to compare. Scrolling down the timeline all you see is young women your age already hella successful, in assumingly loving relationships,…

This one is for my GRADUATES. YOU DID IT! It’s incredible, isn’t it? You successfully completed your undergraduate career, and you should be SO PROUD. All those late nights, tears, COFFEE, study sessions- did I say coffee? ALL of it was worth it. I know when I graduated I was on TOP of the world. Nothing anyone did or say could bring me down, and still can’t tbh. It is genuinely my proudest accomplishment in my life thus far. While this is a momentous occasion…

Hey Everyone! First, I want to come to give a HUGE THANK YOU to those who checked on me while I was in the hospital. Those who called me texted, visited, snapped, prayed, etc. Y’all are the REAL MVPs, and I am so incredibly grateful to have such wonderful family and friends who love me through it all and were willing to stop what they were doing to make sure I was okay. I sincerely can’t thank you enough. For those who didn’t know, let…

It’s Hairstylist Appreciation Day! Some of you may have known this day existed, but if you didn’t that’s okay I have your back. If you’ve known me for some time, you know I am a licensed stylist and have been since 2011. Unfortunately, I’m not practicing right now but I still want to celebrate the day, plus I keep my license up to date because I paid good money for that joint, so I’m DEFINITELY going to continue to show love every year. I don’t…

Some of you may know back in November 2015 at the tender age of 25, I was diagnosed with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Thus far, I haven’t spoken too much about my experience but in honor of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month and those who are fighting this battle with me, I feel it’s necessary to give you all a glimpse of what Multiple Sclerosis is and how I currently manage to live with it. So to be completely honest, it’s still hard for me to understand what MS…

To the rest of the world, it’s PI DAY … (Whatever) but to everyone in St. Louis it’s IT’S 314 DAY! Welcome to St. Louis, Missouri; a city that is usually in the spotlight for the negative from our high crime rates to Ferguson ( YES, I STILL get questions about it.) Looking from the outside in some people would think STL is a shithole, but to be completely honest it isn’t. On THIS day – March 14th– we celebrate our city, THE POSITIVES & THE CULTURE, as a community.…

Transparency… something I struggle with, A LOT, especially on this blog. When I started it I thought it would super easy to write about my life and things I’ve been through, considering I’ve been writing and expressing myself in this form since I was around 12-13. Yea… Nah. I find myself having a topic and then being too nervous to speak about it. Which sucks because I told myself in 2018 I wouldn’t live for the approval of others and DO ME. Let me tell…