Stepping Stones & Life Lessons

One of the most important realizations that I came to as an adult is that there will be people and situations that have sole purpose of being a life lesson or stepping stone. It’s also very humbling to know that I may have served that purpose for someone. Realizing that I was put in the…

Sunday Thoughts

Sometimes I get in a space where I feel like ideally things could be a lot better but I also know that things could be a lot worse so I count my blessings.

Topside on a Saturday

The weather in Baltimore was perfect this weekend so I decided to make a reservation to try out this fairly new rooftop bar and restaurant called Topside, which is located inside of the boutique hotel called Hotel Revival. It’s very new age, modern but also rustic restaurant style. Everything feels very new and refreshing especially…

Documentary Review: Unseen

I’m really into true crime stories/shows and documentaries so “Unseen” was a good mixture of the two. I was scrolling through Amazon Prime when I came across this documentary that was about a serious crime that had hit the news a few years ago and I honestly didn’t know much about it. The “Unseen” documentary was released…

Travel Diary: Cancun

A couple weeks ago, I took a 5 day trip to Cancun, Mexico. I hadn’t been to any part of Mexico before and all I knew was what I heard or read. Cancun turned out to be much better than I thought. Overall, it was a nice, relaxing experience. How I Got There I booked…

Documentary Review: The Three Identical Strangers

The other day I came across this really captivating documentary about identical triplets who were separated at birth and adopted by three different families. Their reunion blew everyone away because despite spending a significant amount of their lives apart they shared so many similarities from the brand of cigarettes they smoked to their mannerisms. However,…

Black History Month Watchlist

She’s Gotta Have It (1986) is based on the life and sexual liberation of Spike Lee’s character, Nola Darling. Ms. Darling is a young artist living in Brooklyn who is involved with three men. The film depicts how she balances and ultimately comes to terms with it all. Feel free to check out my review…

Positive Affirmations for Black Women

I’m not sure who needs to hear this, but as black women we sometimes forget how important and worthy we are so I hope these positive affirmations serves as a reminder. I am important. I am beautiful. I am free to be who I am, dress how I want, do as I please. I am…

Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”

Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” is a non-fiction work by the late author, Zora Neale Hurston. The book is based on Hurston’s 1927 interviews with Cudjo Lewis, the last known living survivor of the Middle Passage. She initially failed to find a publisher because the book was written AAVE and discussed a lot…