Join Me As I Co-Host The Happy Black Woman Chicago Happy Hour!

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  My bellas in Chicago – you may have noticed that I don’t host many events. I also don’t go to many events. I tend to be kind of a homebody, when I’m home. But next Tuesday I’m participating in something truly special and unique – and I’d love you to come and join me! […]

Things We Can Learn From Jenifer Lewis

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  Jenifer Lewis is a whole lotta woman. She’s a powerhouse actress, a groundbreaking performer of stage and screen, and a legend who has worked with the best in the business. And I can tell you from personal experience, she gives AMAZING quotes in interviews. I learned that from personal experience when I interviewed her […]

Inside My AT&T It Can Wait Polish Party + Blackberry GIVEAWAY

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  The whole reasoning and concept behind AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign is heavy. In case you haven’t yet seen the commercials directed by the brilliant Werner Herzog, make sure you’ve got some tissues nearby. They’ll break your heart and make you think long and hard before you dare text and drive again. That’s the […]

7 Things I’ve Learned In 7 Years of Blogging

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Seven years ago this week, I did something whimsical. After an evening of casual brainstorming, with the encouragement and advice of my husband and a dear friend, I bought a domain name and started this blog. I didn’t go into it thinking “OMG I’m going to create a brand and quit my day job and […]

Say Something Nice To Yourself. Today And Every Day

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“OMG I’m such an idiot.” “Oh no! I’m the worst!” “I’m no good when it comes to **insert task here**” “I’m sorry!” “I SUCK at **insert thing here**” Does this kind of thing sound familiar to you? Do you say things like this? Do you have friends who say things like this? How often do […]

Ten Realizations About Being In Your Thirties

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  Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of my friends freaking out about turning 30, or being 30. This year I turned 34, so I think I have a little perspective to share. Not a lot, just a little. Just enough to tell all of you to stop freaking out about turning 30, or being […]

Life Lessons From Jane Pratt

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  I’ve spoken about my influences here on the blog before, and I’ve mentioned it in my TEDx talk too — one of my biggest early writing influences was Sassy Magazine. My classmate’s cousin would send down her well thumbed, slightly tattered copies in care packages alongside mixtapes featuring artists I’d never heard of at […]