When You can't win for losing

When You Can’t Win For Losing

The past year has been an extremely trying time for me. Despite accomplishing some great things and strengthening many friendships, I’ve been teetering on the edge of a complete breakdown, but trying to hide it. This past Friday is the day that I finally broke. This will be a long story, but I hope that Read More

The Joys of Being A Black Woman

The Joys of Being A Black Woman *Insert Sarcasm Font*

I recently took a bit of a social media hiatus because of an especially trying week on both Twitter and Facebook. With defenders of Bill Maher saying n*gga and Bill Cosby rape apologists, my soul could bear no more and I had to take a step back. I titled this post what I did because Read More

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I’m Not Strong 

I’d like to push back on a compliment I often get. This isn’t a sort of self deprecating type of post, but a post for clarity. Whenever I share my experience living with a mental illness, I’m routinely told that I am strong. I’m absolutely not. I routinely crumble into a self loathing ball of Read More

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Growing Up Is A Sham

It’s early morning on the Monday of Memorial Day Weekend and I’m in bed nursing an upset stomach. Not because I was out drinking heavily all weekend, not because I have food poisoning, but simply because I’m old. All of the foods I once enjoyed and could eat in copious amounts have all now turned Read More

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AJ Crimson Liquid Lipstick: Ruby Who?

This was an IMATS buy, and no I haven’t just been too lazy to get around to writing this review. It’s actually just been on back order for that long because of how popular it is. And it’s popular for all the right reasons. AJ Crimson happens to be one of my favorite makeup artists Read More

Internalized Stigma- Showing Up and Showing Out

Internalized Stigma: Showing Up and Showing Out

I talk a lot about working to end the stigma around mental illness regarding the general public, but I never thought about addressing the internalized stigma that many diagnosed with a mental illness struggle with. I actually never even made the connection until recently. For months I’ve been depressed, but at a level where I Read More

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It’s Giveaway Time!

I know it’s (looks at watch) been a long time since I went to IMATS and I told y’all I was gonna do a giveaway with stuff I picked up afterwards, but I’m here with the goodies. So what am I gifting to you wonderful folks? I’m glad you asked. Sugar Pill Liquid Lipstick- Trinket Read More

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For Colored Girls Who Considered A Big Chop When the Curl Enhancing Smoothie Isn’t Enough

So I understand that not everyone is going to be upset or disgusted by the recent Shea Moisture ad. However, don’t try to silence or dismiss those airing very real grievances. This is not at all a new concept, and I’m almost positive one of your fav brands has done something similar. First off let’s Read More

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I’m Back Like Cooked Crack With A New Review

I know I haven’t been out here in these blogging streets for some time, but a week after Makeup and Mania’s 1 year anniversary I’m back with the jumpoff. I’ve gotten so new products to try out and you all will reap the glory of me emptying my bank account. My first new purchase that Read More

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Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

So I’ve been working through a depressive episode for the past 2 ish months, so you haven’t seen me post much. However, today I have a little pep in my step and I decided to be responsible and give you all a new post. It’s on a product that is nowhere near new, but didn’t Read More