10 Things Young Creatives Should Know

Grab a cup, we are spilling creativi-tea! [Let’s pretend that was hilariously funny] I had the pleasure of collaborating with the amazing Zoey from askartsgirl.wordpress.com for this advice post. Jump in. There’s no exact formula to winning when it comes to this stuff. But we’ve come up with a bunch of things that successful creators…

Gold

I’m a huge fan of poetry. I look for raw and emotive pieces. I found that in Soso’s debut poem Gold. Once upon a time there was a good guy and a pretty girl He promised her that one day he would give her the world She vibed with the idea for a little while But…

University Advice

To the Ones Who Don’t Know This one goes out to those of you with no idea. No idea what you’re doing at your chosen university. No idea what you’re going to major in. No idea what or who you want to be when you graduate and are forced to enter the real world. This…

Confessions of A ‘Melanin Queen’

No one will say it but the truth is those primary school jokes about being dark skinned really​ shaped how we saw ourselves. Back then there wasn’t even a nice word for it. You weren’t dark skinned. There was no #melanin. You were just black.. period. And being black meant being ugly. So you sat there and laughed with…

#RELATABLE

​Source: Why I’m unapologetically proud of my drastically diminishing friend pool by foreverlizbeth  You’re never fully fit to adapt or qualify for how much life will change throughout your early adulthood. Beyond this, you spend every waking day constantly trying to face the daily pressures of becoming the ideal “grown ass woman”. I’m standing on familiar…

I LOVE THIS!

Follow the link to Maddy’s blog for more great posts!  You Have to Do It for You – MADDY MARQ I entered college like a lot of students do— with a singular goal to get a practical, employable degree. For me, that degree could be in one of three fields, or it wasn’t considered practical:…

So girl! (An Interview With @natproctor) 

With 10k followers on IG,  Natasha Proctor has got a lot of eyes on her. I hit her up for a chat about being curvy and confident. Dive in!   How are you? N:  I’m good 😂 So girl! Everybody knows that you’re confident and you always look on fleek! But not everyone knows how you…

​Guest Poem: From the Heart (By B)

  The title…that’s where this that I’m going to put down is from… The heart, that’s where love is from. Two hearts beat together in sync. Made for one another, they beat a thump for a thump and thud for thud. A melody so perfect is produced; a love so beautiful is witnessed by envious…

Let Your Fro Grow – [Naomi Knott Serves Tips!!!]

 I don’t know about you. . . . . .but its been a mission to get my natural hair to grow. I cut it once and it never grew again. Clearly I was doing something wrong. So I asked the gorgeous Naomi Knott to help me out with this. Naomi is a hair stylist, her…

2017

Evidently I’ve had a wave of inspiration hit me and it has lunged me forward into another epic restructuring of my crazy beautiful blog. ‘What will 2017 hold?’ I sit here musing at how so much has changed from 2016; both outwardly and inwardly. And I can’t help but smile at how so much more…

500 days of summer

Yesterday I sat down to read the script of 500 days of summer. The whole point was to expand my knowledge on script writing & film production. But it turned out to be so much more than that. The underlying message that stuck with me when I put down the script was that life isn’t…

Coming back.

Oooh well it’s been a while since I last visited my “sanctuary” this blog. Hmm. So much has changed and I’ve finally caught up with it. Since my last post I’ve: ditched a few friendships (some goodbyes were more heart-wrenching than others) taken a closer look at who I can trust become a total introvert…