I recently read an article on The Guardian that stated by 2053 the median wealth for African Americans would drop to zero. Zero!
Honestly, I wasn’t too surprised by that number because generational poverty is all I've even really seen.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels bombarded by images of what others deem a "sexy woman." And I'm also sure I'm not the only one who's questioned the reflection they see in the mirror because it doesn't match those ideals. I
This look is so me right now! I'm still obsessing over anything off the shoulder and my love affair with high waisted jeans continues. The combo of the two exudes effortless style, which I'm always aiming for.
Until recently, the staple pieces in my closet consisted of gym clothes, leggings, and graphic t-shirts. I started a fitness journey in January and after dropping over 40 pounds that was pretty much all I was left with.
I try to avoid following trends because as well know they come and go. But there are some instances where what I believe are evergreen pieces make the top fashion trends list. Right now, off the shoulder anything falls into that category for me.
I've been in my feeling on here for awhile now, so I kind of feel the need to lighten things up a bit before my blog becomes too much of a soap box about my life. On the other hand, at its core, this blog is a diary that chronicles my life's ups and downs and unfortunately, I've been in struggle mode.
It’s like I blinked and here we are, near the end of what was honestly a trying 2016. While it had its highs, the lows kind of shook me to my core. On the bright side, I can credit those moments for helping me craft the next stages in my life. When I hit those lows, I take time to sit back (with a wine glass in hand) and do a lot of self-evaluation. Seeking answers to the toughest questions in my life, like:
For the most part, I’ve managed to dodge heartache when it comes to romantic relationships. As far as friendships, I’ve unfortunately had to bite the bullet.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who was under the illusion that while boys come and go; your best friend was there forever.
When I say I am full of inspiration these days. I am FULL!
That inspiration is now overflowing after I took a seat at Solange’s table. It’s so empowering to hear a body of work that unapologetically celebrates who we are, where we’ve been and what we’ve contributed to the world. It could not have come at a better time in my life.
While the hype around Beyoncé’s lemonade has died down, the aura of relationship woes will forever linger.
If you know me, you know I love love and for the first time in my life, the past four years have been filled with it. Laughing so hard my stomach cramps. Smiling so wide my cheeks hurt. Letting words I’ve held close to my heart, fall out of my mouth into the hands of someone I can trust. Then there are days.