A few weeks back, one of my closest friends was experiencing a slump. Pretty similar to the ones I experience a few times a month. I’m not sure if it’s because we’re creatives, or black women, or humans, but her and I, in particular, go to each other quite often to vent during these times. … Continue Reading

STYLE PHOTOS CAPTURED BY: MYESHA EVON | EDITED BY NAILAH ALI After a week of being more down on myself than I’d been in some time, I begrudgingly went about attending the two events I had tentatively placed on my calendar three weekends ago. I didn’t expect to get much from them as I wasn’t expecting to get … Continue Reading

The dress I'm wearing is not available anymore so here are some similar-ish ones I'm currently eyeing

This Taurus season was one for the books. My birthday fell on a very dreary Monday this year, and I walked under a raining cloud. No, it was thunder storming. I let it follow me throughout the day… sulking as I saw my life flash before my eyes. I know, dramatic,  but turning the year … Continue Reading

Hey peeps. Long time no talk? The end of April was rather eventful for ya girl. From a first-time trip to San Francisco for Femme Fair to my sister coming to visit for almost a week, to an amazing birthday celebration, I’ve been too excited to think. No, really though. When I sat back down … Continue Reading

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Last week I poured out anxieties about putting myself out there here on the blog. It turned out to be very therapeutic for me to do so because since then, I’ve experienced a lot of relief, I’ve felt much more motivated, and have been really productive as a result. The writing session forced me to … Continue Reading

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This year, one of my big goals for myself has been to put myself out there more — even though the thought of doing so gives me anxiety. For the first year-and-a-half that I lived in New York, I was pretty much a hermit. Granted, my hibernating ways were primarily a result of me figuring … Continue Reading

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Ok sure, it’s snowing right now in NYC. Spring is still around the corner though, so that’s not going to stop this gal from getting her glow on and pretending as if there aren’t slush puddles hugging the street corners right now. For real, when I woke up this morning, I was big mad at … Continue Reading

I recall an 11 or 12-year-old lanky, tall-for-her-age, skinny, and extremely not fashionable Nailah standing at her locker collecting books for her next middle school class. A boy came up to me and called me beautiful and it threw me all the way off. Was this kid actually talking about me? I didn’t think I … Continue Reading

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Last week I talked about how freeing it is to accept where you are in your life. And in trying to come up with a topic for this week, I stumbled on a post I started months ago but never finished or published. So, I’m doing that now as it’s a good follow-up to last … Continue Reading

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This crop top is representative of the freeing feeling I’ve been getting from accepting that there is power in accepting where I am in my life. Let me type that again for the folks in the back: “There is power in accepting where you are in your life right now.” I would question why I … Continue Reading

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