Get Out of Your Head

Overthinking is a game of tug of war within mind where one side is consumed with everything that is wrong in my life and the other side is begging and tugging that I stop the madness and relax. I recently moved to Maryland and I’ve been in shambles for the past two weeks. I couldn’t…

Give Yourself Credit

Imagine never giving yourself credit for things you’ve done and convincing yourself that you’ve done absolutely nothing. Well, that’s what kept me tossing and turning the other night. The lack of giving myself credit resulted in sleepless nights where I doubt my abilities, scare myself into thinking I’m never going to amount to anything, and…

Life Beyond the Comfort Zone

Our comfort zone has a real way of babying us. We have grown so accustomed to knowing how things function and work that we don’t see a reason to shake up the routine and flip the script. Eventually, reality will serve us a cold dish that only palettes ready for change can handle. It won’t…

To the Nola Darling in Us

We all have a little Nola Darling in us. It wasn’t until I watched Season 2 of She’s Gotta Have It that I realized we all have her braids and paint strokes somewhere within us. Some have tried to put her in a box and describe her in just one way but I see her…

A Message to Creatives

It all started with an idea. An idea that deserved to be turned into a reality. You stayed up until 3am writing your plan and making sure it was tight. You prayed that it would work and that people would see the vibes. You finally execute and it’s a hit! Everyone loves it, you’re getting…

Faking It

It started a few weeks ago. I was in a large crowd and suddenly began to feel like I was shrinking. I felt alone and confused, even though I was surrounded by people who I adored. I felt invisible even though people were directly interacting with me. Instead of doing something about it, I cleared…

Every Woman : A Tribute to Your Womanhood

(image from @themujerista) Happy Women’s History Month! There is nothing like being a woman, truly. This month’s festivities inspired my “Food for Thought” questions, so I posed three questions dedicated to all my ladies worldwide. Define your womanhood in three words.¬† I would use nurturing, duality, and evolving to define my womanhood. It’s no secret…

Making Space

Let me get straight to the point. I’ve recently noticed that I need to make space in my life. I’ve been holding onto old things that have died many moons ago, yet I keep them tucked away just in case… It’s beginning to be a problem. I’ve been hanging onto so many random remnants of…

The Evils of Filling the Void

This post might smack you in the face and leave your ears ringing, so continue reading. We’ve all experienced great loss whether it was heartbreak or a missed opportunity. We stayed in bed, cried, and felt immense hurt. When we entered into the one of the most vulnerable stages, the stage where you need to…

Learning to be Softer : Why Finding Your Vulnerability Matters

Somewhere between re-building my exterior and interior, I forgot to allot space for a soft surface that could feel the vibrations of compassion and emotion. Constantly being pegged as overly sensitive, I’ve always yearned for the day that my eyes didn’t quiver and heartstrings were not strained from words that hit like boulders and actions…

Support Yourself.

This blog post all started with a tweet. Possibly the hardest pill to swallow in growing up is understanding that not everyone will support you. Everyone is not¬†going to support every move that you make. People will forget or intentionally not wish you Happy Birthday. People will scroll past your new job update on LinkedIn….

Complex & Nuanced

Reality came crashing down on me as I read my daily horoscope by @lilzodiacblog on Instagram. It told me that I may not be over something that I thought I was. It told me to channel those emotions into my art, so here we are. I am angry. I am angry that I am not…