Beyoncé Brillance: Quotes & Notes from ELLE

Introductory Disclaimer: Beyoncé, though I love her, may not be the best go-to for mental health advice. Black celebrities and artists are not automatically black leaders by nature of their fame. There are teachers, professors, counselors, ministers, civil servants, and subject matter experts that have devoted their lives to the communities they serve. Make sureContinue reading “Beyoncé Brillance: Quotes & Notes from ELLE”

Mai Stiles Takes on Prom — Pt 1. The Dress

I was sitting on the couch doing my normal Instagram surfing — Liking and posting fashion to my stories — When out of the corner of my eye, I notice my 17 year-old sister-in-love pacing. I knew she was about to ask for something — Layla. What do you want, man? 🙄 Mai, can youContinue reading “Mai Stiles Takes on Prom — Pt 1. The Dress”

Poem — Endymion’s Fate (and R.Kelly’s too) — Éloa

My fingers were beaten grey and gold the same color of my bruises that you would prod at   You would feed them to me with spoonfuls of honeyed phrases they stung like a bee   I would get caught up in it My throat would stick closed   Eyes faintly drooped as if youContinue reading “Poem — Endymion’s Fate (and R.Kelly’s too) — Éloa”

Beauty Manifest

Beauty can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways… The key is that it can never be viewed indifferently. Beauty demands to be noticed. It speaks to us directly, like the voice of an intimate friend. If you are indifferent to all beauty, (as in nothing makes you NOTICE, nothing makes you look twice,Continue reading “Beauty Manifest”

Beauty or Booty?

The term beauty is loosely applied to whatever we like. We probably each have it as a heavy part of our vocabularies and deeply imbedded in our psyches. At first glance it sounds simple enough, intuitive even. But in reality, it is a very complex topic. Beauty is never absolute. It has taken on variousContinue reading “Beauty or Booty?”