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“Who the Fuck Am I?” A Word on Self Doubt

This blog—which has become an intro to what might as well be my future best selling novel— has turned three today. Three years of words, ideas, heartbreaks, and energy all compiled onto this thing called the internet. But instead of celebrating, I'm overwhelmed. Nowadays, I'm not even sure if I am even a writer. I grapple with the idea of if this is what I even want to do anymore....

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GOOD EATS: 10 Restaurants to Checkout During Restaurant Week

I'm a young woman still trying to learn the meaning of the word "budget." But once Restaurant Week in the city rolls around, all of that goes out of the window. I'm on a constant search for the best food simply because that's what I deserve, right? NYC Restaurant Week officially kicked off on January 22nd and ends right before Valentine's Day (Sorry, Guys!) on February 9th. Upon searching through this...

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The Time is Now: My Goals for 2018

It's been a while since I've written and as many of you know, I'm very transparent on my blog. I've had words sitting on my chest all year that I just haven't gotten out. I didn't make the time to do so. 2017 was a very transformative year for me. I've been every person that I thought I hated and could never be. I've seen sides of myself that made...

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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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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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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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GOOD EATS: The Best Taco Spots to Hit This Valentine’s Day

It's that time of the year again. The aisles of Durane Reade and CVS are filled with an array of pink and red heart shaped candies and oversized teddy bears. You probably have a million and one emails from clothing brands pressuring you to buy the perfect outfit. It is officially Valentine's Day season. Now, whether you have plans to be cuddled up this V-day, having a girl/guys night out,...

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