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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    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: What Do I Do Now? 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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    Dear Black Girl In Pursuit of Your Passion!

    When was the last time you felt genuinely happy? The kind of happy that starts from the inner core of your soul, spreads throughout your body and then radiates out your aura, glowing up the world? When was the last time you felt free enough to be un-apologetically you with no fear or hesitation of… Read more »

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    Dear Black Girl in Pursuit of Light

    This is the final week in our series Dear Black Girl. In celebration of #BlackFutureMonth we chose to uplift each other with a series of letters to our younger selves. Sistahs honoring our herstory to light the way for our path.   We all know the stereotype of the Angry Black Woman; a hot head, ready to… Read more »

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    Dear Black Girl in Pursuit of Truth

    We continue our journey to uplift and celebrate the greatness that is #BlackFutureMonth. Dear Black Girl is a series of letters to our younger selves. Sistahs honoring their herstory to light the way for their path. This excerpt is from “Inner Journeys: The Birth of a Poet” by Kathy Morris. A collection of provocative poems chart her… Read more »

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