What I’ve Learned Since Working in the Hospitality Business

Over the summer I had my first experience in the hospitality business as a server/waitress. In what I think is a very short amount of time, I have learned so many life lessons that I will never forget, and never want to repeat: People look for the easy way out. Hold people accountable and make…

Natural Hair Flat-Twist-Out Tutorial (4A, 4B and 4C)

Hey loves! This has been my first attempt at creating a hair tutorial and I chose to demonstrate what it takes for me to achieve a fluffy, big, stretched flat-twist out. This was a hard process for me since it was a one woman show, my apartment has bad lighting and I was short on…

The “H” Word: H…H…H…Hesitation (Pt. 1 & 2)

If I had to choose one aspect of myself to improve upon that will aid in my individual growth what would it be… An aspect of self that I am constantly challenging or developing in order to be a better person… Well there is that one thing…I’ve been thinking about this for a while now…Improvement in…

Comments You Hear As a Minority at a PWI

In my personal experience I have had many comedic and eye-opening experiences at my PWI that range from people making watermelon jokes to the sense of entitlement to touch my hair without asking my permission. They have not all been funny but the few that I mention I will never forget, in that they have…

Being Natural & In Love

In my overall relationship experience, I believe that a person should love you for who you are, inside and out. Now from a Naturalista’s POV this means I need a partner who not only recognizes my worth and effort but also acknowledges that our experience won’t always be like those you see in the movies….

Natural Hair & Natural Love: My Journey

I started my “natural hair journey” in June of 2013 after graduating high school and realizing that the straight could be achieved from my neighborhood Dominican Hair Salon was breaking off the middle section of my hair. Even after 3 years of getting my hair straightened and having braids occasionally I hadn’t learned how to really…

I Love The Coco

Junk food is a slow killer. It’s making you diabetic, raising your blood pressure, and threatens to shut down your heart before the age of 50. No one really argues with how important diet is to long-term health.After all you are what you eat. The question is, then: What is junk food really? Think about 5 foods…

Bottled Water Brands Are Segregated

  The other day a friend of mine approached me and said, “You’re bougie with water bottles.” I initially took this as an offense and retorted with an explanatory remark as to how I believe better quality water bottles offer different flavors and mineral benefits. Only later did I start to think of the comment as…