Daydreaming

Daydreaming

Sometimes Time holds a bite of you in its jaw Lets it age to memory Until it’s forgotten   Until it finds itself On your lips Or your hands Or your rib Years later  …

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My Mother Constantly Tells Me Not to Get Married or Have Kids

My Mother Constantly Tells Me Not to Get Married or Have Kids

My mother constantly tells me not to get married or to have kids even though I know she wants grandchildren. I have a sneaky suspicion it’s because if she could do her life over again,…

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5 Alternatives to Canceled Eco Styler Gel

5 Alternatives to Canceled Eco Styler Gel

Eco Styler gel was (and for some still might be) the holy grail for women of color when it comes to gels for natural hair anyway. It’s one of very few gels that actually has…

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One Chicago Sneakerhead’s Unique Approach to Black Womanhood

One Chicago Sneakerhead’s Unique Approach to Black Womanhood

Your aesthetic tells your story. Many aspects of who we are can be hinted at based on what we wear and show the world- from new haircuts to jackets to piercings. But how often do…

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It’s Reigning Women: Elle Jeffries

It’s Reigning Women: Elle Jeffries

Elle Jeffries is an author, educator, and “promoter of self-preservation.” Her debut novel “Deep Condition” is a re-imagined coming-of-age story that aims to empower women and girls alike to find the power in their healing.…

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Kitchen Staples: For Your Grown-up Place

Kitchen Staples: For Your Grown-up Place

One of the most daunting things about moving out of the home you grew up in and into your first real home or apartment, meaning college dorms don’t count, is figuring out what the hell…

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