I’ve Kind Of Become My Mom – 5 Things I Inherited From My Mother

Me and my mom in Salybia, Trinidad, in January during my last visit home.

There were times in my teens and even early twenties when the title of this post would’ve seemed like the worst thing ever. As I grow older I realize how hard my mom worked to raise us kids and how much of herself she poured into us. Things that flew over my head, decisions I […]

Inside my Target ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood 2014 Red Carpet Experience

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Last week, I went to Los Angeles to be the official red carpet correspondent for Target at the 2014 Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon. I can’t begin to tell you how exciting it was, or how much I learned from the experience. You see, I’m a writer and I’m a very stereotypical Pisces. I […]

I’m Your Official Target Red Carpet Correspondent For 2014’s Essence Black Women in Hollywood!

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In 2012, when I attended my first Essence Black Women in Hollywood event, I felt so nervous, and so out of place. I felt underdressed and unprepared and awkward, while surrounded by Hollywood’s elite. Luvvie and I were in awe of everything. I expressed that feeling of awkwardness and not belonging to awesome actress Yvette […]

Enter The Ubiquitous Hair Show Giveaway! Alikay, ORS, Oyin and More!

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I’m gonna be honest as always, bellas – I used to be a part of many hair shows and parties, and in the course of that I started seeing a lot of redundancy. I’ve been honored to be a part of some of the very best in natural hair events, but I’ve also attended many […]

Throwback Thursday. A Year Ago, I Gave a TEDx Talk in Trinidad

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I couldn’t sleep. The night before my TEDx Port of Spain appearance, I was nervous to the point of nauseousness. I remember tossing and turning in my old bed, trying to fall asleep in my old childhood bedroom. I had written a speech, but the point was to practice it over and over again until […]

Tweet With Me, Sam Fine and COVERGIRL during Our Black Girls Rock! Twitter Party!

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Every year, the Black Girls Rock! award show is one of the coolest events on television. The brilliant Beverly Bond created an unstoppable movement, intended to inspire and uplift black women and thanks to BET, the revolution is televised! Every year, Black Girls Rock! is like a who’s who of cool women of color, all […]

I ADORE This Fashion Illustration By Veronica-Marché Miller!

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Of all the vast number of things in this world that I wish I had the talent to do, drawing would be number two. Singing would be number one. I was an art minor in college but despite the fun I had in oil painting and ceramics classes, the clear and undeniable takeaway is that […]