I have lost so many people I cared about in the last few years. Too many. Close relatives, distant relatives, friends made in Miami, Trinidad, and Chicago. People who knew me as a little girl, people I worked with in later years, people who made a difference to my life. People I loved. People I… read all
I’ve been working from home for myself since 2009 and it’s been an ongoing lesson in self-discipline and personal management, for real. You need knowledge of self to keep on this erratic entrepreneurial path for the long haul, and I have a full understanding of my habits, good and bad. I’ve come to realize the… read all
I’ve been off the scene for a while and haven’t done much travel since 2020, so last week’s experience felt like returning to a dream of an old life in quite a few ways. I went to Los Angeles (first time back in 4 years) for the African American Film Critics Association Awards with a… read all
I read a lovely Twitter thread recently from @PulpLibrarian that so beautifully encapsulated what it felt like to go online back in the day. If I had to look back and choose a year that I first went on the internet, I think it was probably 1993. I was 14. I so vividly remember the… read all
I was minding my own business browsing Instagram when I noticed I was being tagged repeatedly by Spanish language speaking accounts. When I investigated further, I realized that they were tagging me while posting a song. What’s this all about?
This ongoing pandemic has taught me so many things about life, about the world, and about people. I’m still learning new things. One of the many things I’ve learned is to listen carefully to what people say before refuting their beliefs with mine.
My 90-day challenge with OMRON is coming to an end, and I’ve discovered a new level of adulting. Regularly measuring my blood pressure is a new way of showing up for myself, and I’m learning a lot about myself along the way.
Figuring out the physical and mental lessons of this OMRON 90-day heart health challenge. Measuring my blood pressure on a consistent basis is an exercise in intentional self-care that I had never regularly attempted before.
OMRON has challenged me to make a 90-day decision to start a journey towards monitoring and improving my blood pressure. I’m ready. I’m doing it for me, and I’m doing it on the advice from my mom who doesn’t want me to go through what she’s experienced.
When you grow up in the Caribbean, your feelings about tie-dye can be based on some cheesy experiences. I definitely have made and worn some not-so-cute tie-dye pieces in my time. I’ve been looking at the trend for a while now and sitting it out for months, and then I started to feel the pull!… read all
This post is sponsored by Brother Growing up in the Caribbean gives you a different perspective on style and fashion, and so much of that has to do with our sewing culture. In my homeland of Trinidad and Tobago, if you visited the downtown streets of Port of Spain you will find stylish little boutiques… read all