Black Girl

Hello my lovely readers! Today I saw this post while scrolling through my Instagram feed, and it resonated with me rather heavily. I understood the whole premise of the post because I felt and have seen other females feel afraid to love themselves because they could not get past the fact that society doesn’t admire a dark-skinned girl. It is sad that girls of my color are so busy being torn down by their melanin instead of embracing the warm hues of ebony clothing us. This post actually drove me to write a poem entitled, “Black Girl”.

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“Auf Wiedersehen 16”

“You are 16 going on 17
Baby its time to think
Better beware
Be canny and careful
Baby you’re on the brink”

– The Sound of Music

Today marks my final day as a sixteen year old. It is so bittersweet in that ever since I was a little girl of twelve all I ever wanted was to be sixteen. To live up to every movie I had ever watched about coming of age. To be “Pretty In Pink” and blow out my “Sixteen Candles”. But as time rolls down I begin to reflect on my year thus far… Continue reading ““Auf Wiedersehen 16””

I feel bad..

I’m going to be quite honest with the way I view our society and how it’s made itself evident at my school. I feel bad for the people around me. I don’t feel bad for them in terms of academics because the statement is true that you get out what you put in. I feel bad for these students because of how the world has warped us to look at ourselves and each other. I walk through the halls everyday and I feel as though a future doesn’t motivate most anymore. I feel that people only make actions for recognition and approval from others.
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Happy Birthday Ellen!

Hello my lovelies! So today, January 28th marked the premier of Ellen DeGeneres’s birthday episode and I actually teared up from watching. On the show not only did Ellen celebrate her birthday, but she had to demonstrate her random acts of kindness upon her studio audience. Continue reading “Happy Birthday Ellen!”

M.A.P: Tory Lanez

Hello Everyone! So today’s article is based on a new artist that I have discovered with the help of a music account called Nostalgic on YouTube. Falling into the category of of Rap, with a touch of R&B, Tory Lanez has not only snuck his way into every one of my playlists but into potential stardom.

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For The Love Of…Smoothie Bowls

Hello my lovely readers! So lately I’ve been considering making a new change in diet. No let just the whole be healthy bit but to actually try going vegetarian. It’s a huge step but I know in the near or later future I will take the jump. But now I’ve been doing a little food hunting and for a long time I’ve always seen this brightly colored looking sherbet deposited in a bowl or mason jar adorned with the most vibrant of fruits, nuts and seeds. After a few days of searching I came to find the smoothie bowl.
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For The Love Of…Cinnamon Buns

Hello Loves! So I thought I should bring you a post that was not about a movie I have seen for once and bring some food to the table. Today;s rave is about Cinnamon Buns. Yes! That warm oozing cinnamon coated delight. Although it is not macaroni and cheese, cinnamon rolls go down as one of my favorite comfort foods. Folks all over the world indulge in cinnamon rolls whether be a breakfast delight or a pleasing dessert. Fun Fact! Cinnamon Rolls were originally made in Sweden and even has a dedication there for them on October 4th. I am a huge fan of Guy Feri’s Dinners, Drive In’s, and Dives, and this show has given me views of cinnamon buns enough to make me drool behind screen. But my absolute favorite has to be Jimmy’s Down The Street in Idaho, making the most fantastic caramel pecan roll I have ever laid eyes on. Not to mention a portion that is just as big as Guy’s head, now that’s massive! I could only imagine it being as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eye. Continue reading “For The Love Of…Cinnamon Buns”

90’s Kid

Hello readers! So I’ve got something else to share with you all in my journey of self discovery that I am a 90’s fanatic. I love 90’s culture and all that it has to offer. The music, the culture, the effervescent sense of unity over commonality, and not to forget my absolute favorite, the fashion. There was no such thing as too much color back in those times. One thing i hold very dear to me is 90’s flicks. To be completely honest that is mostly what my movie nights consist of. Recently I have watched two movies entitled, Dope which I have reviewed for you all and Mallrats. Dope may not have been filmed during the 90’s the focal characters in Dope are all 90’s fanatics as well, in terms of the music, slang, and fashion. Mallrats is a 90’s flick made in 1995 staring Jeremy London and Jason Lee. This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen to date, and had me genuinely laughing at the top of my lungs. Among many famous movies of this time I believe I have seen most of them and I hope that there are still hidden gems left for me to uncover. It has been in my fortune to have seen movies such as Dazed and Confused, Mallrats, Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Breakfast Club, and more. Continue reading “90’s Kid”

Dope

No, not the drug…essentially. Dope, a film directed by Rick Famuyima  and produced by Forest Whitaker and Nina Bongiovi. Including Pharrell Williams and Sean Combs cutting in on production as well. This film is perhaps one of the greatest in its time (in my opinion) and out of time. The film follows Malcolm Adekanbi (Shameik Moore), an intellectual young black teen who dreams of Harvard, Jib (Tony Revolori) the right hand man, and Diggy their lesbian companion (Kiersey Clemons). Three high-school friends who came to be over a love of the 90’s hip-hop culture, things that might be considered “nerdy”, and their very own band “Awreeoh”. As though living day to day in “the bottoms” of Inglewood, California was not hard enough, with daily beatings, robbing, murders, and even a full body scanner and drug sniffing dog greeting you everyday at school try loosing a shoe to gang members then still having to bike past them on the way home. But instead to avoid confrontation you ride past the dope dealers. And that’s just what Malcolm, Jib, and Diggy did. Now that’s how it all started… Continue reading “Dope”

Merry Christmas?

         “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”
Roy L. Smith

Hello my lovely readers! It is currently three days remaining till Christmas and sadly enough it does not feel like it in the slightest. Unfortunately, it has not felt that way in the past couple of years to be quite honest. It could be contributed to a medley of things such as the pressure to preserve Christmastime, the climate, and the expenses of gifts. Continue reading “Merry Christmas?”