Hey Queens! Here we are more than half way through 2017 and this is my third post on GWNC. Shame on me. I’m not typing this for self-loathing or to make excuses. I’m here for the come up and to better! My mantra of ‘speak things into existence’ works, but not without the actions to … More Professional Procrastinators Unite
It’s been entirely too long since I’ve posted here. Granted, 2016 has been a crazy year (with a big move, new house, new job…etc.), but I hate that I’ve neglected the one thing that I really enjoy most: writing. While my Instagram blogging activities have been daily, I need to get back on a schedule … More Life Update
The debate on whether we should or shouldn’t celebrate Thanksgiving arises every year. The original and true history behind the holiday is the celebration of the horrendous genocide of indigenous people, while today the meaning is more of a heartfelt gathering around food with family, friends and giving thanks for our blessings. So should the … More A Conscious Thanksgiving
Facing some new challenges in my career. I became overwhelmed, scared and doubtful of my ability to handle what’s now expected of me. I realized that I needed to check my insecurities. In that moment I let doubt seep in and tell me I wasn’t capable of achieving greatness. That I would fail at something … More Doubt vs Failure
Now, this is not to say I haven’t enjoyed an MTV True Life or WE TV Bridezillas weekend binge before, but after a 5 year relationship ended, I moved out and into a new apt with nothing but my dog, laptop and extensive shoe collection. First month, last month and security in New York is … More You Really Don’t Have Cable?!
*but only because we now say it’s acceptable. I find this article in the recent August issue of Allure magazine extremely ironic because JUST last week I was in the bathroom with a new employee at my job, a young black girl with very short natural hair. She looked at my fro (I just so … More You (Yes, You) Can Have an Afro*
I am so excited to announce I am now an official CurlsUnderstood Ambassador! I’ll be featured on their website sharing my hair tutorials, tips and more. It’s great exposure for GWNC and I’m just exstatic to be apart of a great community of natural Queens. My voice will continue to celebrate black women, our beautiful … More CurlsUnderstood!
If you haven’t yet, please go and watch the Netflix documentary ‘What Happened Miss Simone?’ It shows the creative, inspirational and at times sad and violent life of unfogettable pianist, songwriter, singer and activist, Nina Simone. The documentary, produced by Simone’s daughter Lisa Celeste Stroud also a singer and performer, reveals the legendary activist’s life … More 5 Quotes from ‘What Happened Miss Simone?’ that made me go Yas!
Very often, intentionally or not, natural hair blogs can feed into the hype of hair typing. The blogger raves about whichever newest and latest products claim to ‘define your curls’, ‘eliminate shrinkage’ or ‘loosen your kinks’. And if you’re a new natural (or even just a compulsive buyer) you run right out and pick up … More The Naked Fro
Technology is amazing. Through social media sites we can cut, crop and filter ourselves into whatever we want to be. Whether it’s a big booty ‘model’ or a seemingly wealthy life, we can pay for followers, likes and seemingly become someone of status, without putting in that hard work, sacrifice or dedication it takes to … More #Repost…Now What?