It’s that Girl– The one over There!

There is a female, a distant friend, who always tells me that I’m beautiful– my response is always to thank her for being “kind”…………………….. There is a lady who always downplays the compliments I give, yet, she’s one of the  of most stylish that I know,………………………. There is a little girl, with sparkling eyes and […]

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“Mirror, Mirror– What’s the Truth?”

Picture this—sophomore year of high school, me and a group of friends sitting in the cafeteria across from a more casual friend—for the sake of anonymity, let’s call her Rosalee.  Now, by 90’s standards, which would include everything hot on BET videos and MTV Raps, Rosalee was the epitome of what one would consider fly: […]

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I Can’t Wear My Natural Hair! Yikes….

I have been lye free for over 15 years, but this is my second time at bat.  The first time I went “natural” had nothing to do with trying to be healthy– I hadn’t read up on how detrimental the chemicals were, nor was I making any “pro-black” statements—I’d dyed my hair strawberry blond during […]

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The, “When I Lose Weight” Disease…….Why You May be Suffering Too.

  Most people pack on the weight in college, they call it the freshman 15; I was different, in college I actually dropped weight and was the thinnest I’d ever been.  I didn’t eat any pork or red meat, my beverage of choice was water (excluding occasional alcoholic trysts) and I rarely ever ate any […]

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