Saturday Morning Love Letters

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8/27/16  9:41 am Here I am again. Pouring my heart into words so that the world can hear me. Confession seems like the only good place to start. Confessions: I haven't written anything in months. I've been working my corporate J.O.B. and staffing my new  business and professional development ... [ Read More ]

Failing and Facing My Hard Truths: Day 1


There are two types of days for me. There are the very, very, ever so freakishly good days and the days when life is like using my foot to pick a splinter out of my thumb with a bobby pin in the dark. Current situation: I work two part time jobs, and I spend all of my extra time and money ... [ Read More ]

All The Reasons We Adore Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

Whoever says that one person’s voice doesn’t count has never heard of Malala Yousafzai.  Champion of education for girls, Malala followed in the footsteps of her namesake Malalai of Maiwand who was a famous poetess and warrior.  Educated by her father, Malala showed a very quick mind and an active ... [ Read More ]

Dealing With Our Daddy Issues

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As my mom began to tell me the details of how my 21-year-old cousin found herself in another really whack relationship, tears began to swell up in my eyes. After getting off the phone, I cried because I knew that I could call my cousin in that moment, tell her that she deserves so much better and ... [ Read More ]

6 Brilliant Things My Life Has Taught Me

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There’s something about moving to a new state by yourself that teaches you a lot—about yourself. I still can’t believe that it’s almost been a year since moving to Chicago. Prior to moving here, I could only imagine how awesome it would be to live in a fabulous city with my cool magazine job, and ... [ Read More ]

The Phenomenal Yetti Ajayi-Obe


She is the cheese to my macaroni, the gravy on my mashed potatoes and the caramel drizzle in my macchiato. She is “The Phenomenal Yetti” I have been following Ms. Yetti Ajayi-Obe for over four years and she has single handedly changed my life. Her blunt and relatable honesty has coached me ... [ Read More ]

Celibacy or Nah?

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I must start by saying…this ain’t for everybody. Carry on. It was a typical morning at work. It’s part of my job to keep up with celebrity news and after trolling various websites, I somehow stumbled onto Keyshia Cole’s Instagram. I’m not a huge fan, but she shared some personal info that ... [ Read More ]