If you're anything like me then finding the right gift for any occasion can be quite the struggle. Despite the same gift giving occurrences that make up moments of my life each and every year, it hasn't gotten easier, I've just gotten a lot better at it.
I was born in the city of London, in the United Kingdom. Despite this, I have no memory of that period - only visuals shown to me through pictures captured on film during the early 90's. There's a reason many of us can't remember things before the ages of 3 or 4, it has come up during my studies in school but that’s a conversation for another day.
The United States has the worlds highest wrongful conviction rate. What is worse is that there are far more false convictions than there are exonerations, creating a justice system that is not only flawed but one that is untrustworthy and unreliable.
Within some societies, women are almost always expected to wear and know about makeup, and when one doesn’t, she must be prepared to explain herself. Alicia Keys is a prime example of this. She literally had to sit down and explain why she decided to go makeup free on the cover of her album, Here. As if that wasn’t bad enough, a lot of people were offended and outraged by her choice. Twitter was at it on the night of the 2016 VMAs, where a makeup free, Keys graced the event. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but not all women know or even care for makeup and that's okay. 2 years ago, I was a clueless girl that barely knew anything about this world. I didn’t even own lip gloss, okay? The aspect was foreign and unnecessary to me, but my interest grew. I was captivated and enthralled in learning about myself and journeying through my femininity, and through it all, YouTube was there – that little search engine that would lead to many teachings that molded parts of me.
What does happiness really mean? A never ending state of peace and self love? To be one with yourself and everything around you? To have achieved what you've wanted and to no longer want for anything?
Loc'ing! You may or may not be wondering what that means but it's okay, I'll tell you anyway. Afro-textured hair, when left unmanipulated, tends to intertwine together and loc, creating a unified unit that is commonly known as a dreadlock or simply a loc.
Most babies start walking between 9 and 18 months; my brother was 7 months old when he started walking. My mother jokes that he couldn’t wait to start walking so that he could kick a ball.
When TikTok blew up and gained its wild popularity, I remained unphased to the growing hype surrounding the app. Let’s just say it wasn’t my cup of tea. Not that I even knew what it really was, but the little clips would leak onto other social media platforms, giving rise to its infamy.