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Holistic Locs: The Pursuit of Beauty

Holistic Locs: The Pursuit of Beauty This past September, I started my loc journey for the second time. The first started back in my senior year of college. I went to a “round the way” salon and started them off with perfectly coiffed coils drenched in black gel, and was told to come back in… Read more »

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    POST BREAKUP: Finding Self-Love

    From Miss Strange: Here you are … again. Night after night, you lay with an emptiness and wake up to feel the void deepen. With a sigh you get up to start your day (and almost without a second thought you forego most body cleanliness. You go out and occupy your thoughts so they won’t… Read more »

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    Say Dark Meat: The Wrong Way to Approach A Dark Skin Woman

    This weekend a brother tried to holla at me by yelling out, “Say dark meat, come here!” I was high off the very black vibes at the Cali HBCU Reunion, bouncing in my #BlackGirlMagic as I strutted across the yard, and feeling myself in all my glory after a much needed day with black people…. Read more »

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    You’re Pretty for A Black Girl

    You’re pretty for a black girl. Well I’ve heard that before… Nothing new. The phrase that goes over your head as a girl and comes back to stab you in the gut later. But you’re so pretty for a black girl… there must be something else there. You could be white, native american, hawaiian or… Read more »

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    IT HAPPENED AGAIN…SO WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

    It happened again, another innocent Black man was murdered by police. The outrage is growing as we struggle to bring value to Black lives. People are beginning to feel powerless. Don’t give up hope. We still have a long way to go but these steps will help us in our pursuit of justice. Educate Yourself… Read more »

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    Post Breakup: The First Steps To Move On

    Let me begin by saying this. It fucking sucks on both sides. There is no magic potion to make you forget all those amazing fireworks you had with your person. Never enough tissues for all the tribulation you both experienced. You sit alone googling questions on the web hoping something can give you solace and… Read more »

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    5 Steps for Everyday Energy Clearing

    What do we mean when we say energy? Energy is the life force vibration that makes the world go round. It is me, it is you, it is where we live and work, it surrounds us, embodies us.. is us. We all know the feeling of stepping into a space or engaging with a person… Read more »

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    Sex Ed: Beyond Birth Control

    My friend and I were recently discussing the sweeping normalization of the infamous Plan B pill. For those who are unaware, it is a “morning after” pill, designed to alter a woman’s cycle to prevent pregnancy after “unprotected” sex and can be taken up to 72 hours after the act. In the past five years,… Read more »

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    Beyoncé as Goddess Oshun

    Originally posted on 1shadysun.com at shady sun, we believe that, whether they are conscious of it or not, the most enduringly successful pop cultural icons enrich their work with the symbolism of an acutely deliberate variety. drawing from the rich [and often intersecting] archetypes of astrology, numerology, mythology, tarot, etc, the themes and motifs of these “stars” seem… Read more »

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    Goddess Exchange NOLA: Black Women and Mental Illness

    The Goddess Exchange is a series dedicated to bridging the gaps within the sisterhood of Black women so that we may learn, share, and grow together! Goddess Exchange: NOLA shines light on mental illness in Black Women. On the 5th day of Kwanzaa December 30, 2015 we gathered in the spirit of NIA- Purpose at… Read more »

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    Shola Adisa-Farrar on the Pursuit of Nappiness

    Shola Adisa-Farrar 30 Paris, France Singer/Actress/ Adventure Seeker & Traveler  In July 2015, I sat down with Shola during my visit to Paris, France. She shared her inspiring story of her brave move to Paris. Shola’s story will encourage you to reach beyond the norms and to live a life with no borders.   I’d love… Read more »

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