who do you think you are?

who do you think you are?

A few months ago I set some personal goals and decided that singing at open mic’s was going to be something I wanted to do regularly. I googled ‘local open mic’ and found one that was up the street from my apartment every Monday. Monday approached and I decided to check it out first before [...]

on cultural appropriation and self-love

on cultural appropriation and self-love

Last Thursday night I drove to LA to take a couple of dance classes. On my way to class I was walking up Hollywood Boulevard when I crossed paths with two Asian girls who had Senegalese Twists in their hair. Like, with synthetic kinky hair and shells adorning them. I had never seen this in [...]

on self-care

on self-care

Last May 2015 I decided to be single for a while. I had just gotten out of a relationship that was on and off for three years and going nowhere fast at extreme speeds. It wasn’t my first dance with romantic love. Prior to this relationship I was in a 1.5 year long relationship with [...]

on turning twenty-six

on turning twenty-six

I have never had to consider how I felt about aging until recently as my 26th birthday approaches. Turning 25 was a bit nerve wrecking but I didn't have to come to terms with it in the same way that I have 26. As of October 24th this year, I will be in my late [...]

incommon

incommon

chasing you meant running away from myself wanting you meant avoiding myself and my own happiness but at that time facing myself was too scary too too scary my wounds were too heavy they would have killed me at that time loss of blood So I chased you and then I caught you it was [...]

why not?

why not?

There's a rate-race-dating-mentality that's super prevalent among my fellow twenty-somethings everyones afraid no ones saying how they really feel quick to give up to force things why give up so easily? let go, sure but why, give up? men are all predisposed in the same fashion women are all predisposed in the same fashion we [...]

Monday Night Musings

Monday Night Musings

Even on the days that I waste my time, and engage with activities that are not conducive to the sustainability of a healthy self-esteem, I just laugh it off because this whole 'life' thing is completely meaningless... which is fucking hilarious The spirit of God is the Highest good. It is literally heaven, and it [...]

On Being a Woman

On Being a Woman

In how many ways can we adorn our bodies? In an attempt to Be "beautiful" In an attempt to Feel loved Long hair Tiny frame Mother Teresa complex Face masked with make up Heart full of fear Mind full of angst Why don't we approach the definition of Beauty with Curiosity and Honesty? Why don't [...]