JRDN
JRDN
One of those "I like MF DOOM" type girls trying to figure out life in her 20's.
89 posts
THROWBACK: Oddisee on the Importance of Routines, Gentrification, and More

Being a writer in the age of the internet isn't easy—especially if you write about hip-hop. Many times you're forced to write about artists or topics you just don't connect with for a check. Other times, the pieces you love and dedicated alot of time and research to sit in the drafts just waiting to see the light of day. With the shutdown of sites like DNAinfo and Gothamist, it...

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New Person, Same Old Mistakes

History does not change, it only repeats itself. So when he texted me, I shouldn't have responded. When he expressed wanting to see me, I shouldn't have agreed. I knew better. We had damn near eight years of history between us and it always ended the same exact way. I was running late— 20 minutes to be exact, but it was worth it. I looked good. My chest bounced up...

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A Guide to Living Your Best Life For the Low This Fall & Winter

The kids are back in school, the leaves are starting to change colors and pumpkin spice lattes have arrived. All of this can only mean one thing— fall is officially here! Now for some, fall may mean that your social life is beginning to die and your seasonal depression is starting to kick in, but it doesn't have to be that way. Just like summers in the city, fall is...

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New Moon, Who This?: How the Eclipse Will Affect Your Sign + The Ritual You Must Try!

Astrology and new moon rituals have been some of my favorite self care practices this year! While some rituals may seem a little overwhelming for some, simple practices have become necessary to help me stay on track or manifest new goals and release what no longer serves me no purpose. Since the solar eclipse is going down Monday, August 21st, which just so happens to be during the height of...

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An Ode to the Men of My Past, Present, and Future As Told By “4:44”

I am the girl whose first introduction into Hip-Hop was sneaking her step-father's copy of Reasonable Doubt in her book bag to play "Dead Presidents II" on her CD player on her way to school.  I am the girl who begged her mother for a pair of S Dot Carters the moment they dropped. I am the girl who in 2004 watched in amazement as Hov tore down Madison Square...

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Summer in the City: A Guide to Finessing an NYC Summer

After a long and cold winter and spring that made many wonder if global warming was going to take away our best season, it's finally here. June 21st marks the first day of the summer solstice—  which means it's time to break out the pum pum shorts, jerseys, and actually make good on all those promises to travel to Brooklyn. It's "officially" spring now so I gotta make right on...

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Lessons From “The Weekend” Girl

If you know me, read my blog, or even listen to my podcast, you know two things about me: My dating life is a series of unfortunate events and I learn things on my time which is a very nice way of saying I'm hard headed. While spending the entire weekend listening to the album that has become the soundtrack to my messy ass life, SZA's CTRL, one track really...

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Ballin’ On a Budget: The Best Vintage Boutiques to Shop in NYC and Online

Hi, my name is Jourdan and I'm obsessed with thrifting. From rocking high waisted mom jeans by Calvin Klein and an old school jersey, my aesthetic is very tomboy cozy... Think Khadijah James. But, now that I'm older and growing tired of the sweats I've been living in all winter, I'm ready to switch it up and show off a more feminine side. I've secretly always wanted to channel early...

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20 Black Owned Haircare Lines That Deserve Our Coin

In case you missed it, what was once the holy grail of natural hair products, Shea Moisture rolled out a not-so-new promo on Facebook and Twitter. The month old video featured two red headed women and a light skin 3A hair typed woman discussing their self-imposed "hair hate." SheaMoisture is CANCELLED pic.twitter.com/T4Dru1JgAq — NANA JIBRIL 🌙🏳️‍🌈 (@girlswithtoys) April 24, 2017 Now, the issue is not that Shea Moisture has chosen...

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F.U.B.U: Five Reasons Why “Brown Girls” is the New Web Series You Need to Watch

If you know me, you know I love a show that focuses on the daily struggles of being an "almost grown ass" woman. I've spent my college years dissecting each and every episode of Girlfriends, Sex and the City, and Girls and applying it to my life.  As the seasons of Girls continued not only did my distaste of Lena Dunham begin to rub off on the enjoyment of show, I realized how little...

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