It’s only been a few weeks but the 23rd chapter of my life has started off as a disaster. Without going into too much detail, I’ll just say that plans are a myth. I make them and they fall through, repeatedly. I can only take this as a sign: I’m forcing something to happen that… Read More My 23rd Disaster
If you’ve been following me on social media, you’d know that I’ve been on a journey to find the best menstrual products for myself. Without going into crazy detail, here’s why: A few months ago, I started noticing what I can only describe as a severe allergic reaction to the tampons I had been using… Read More Period Talks: A Journey
(I wasn’t joking) A lot of people have been asking what I want for my birthday this year and my usual response is “I don’t know” or “nothing”. There are in fact some things I’d like… however no one is obligated to get me anything! A happy birthday and a smile will always suffice 😀… Read More A Birthday Wishlist
//THIS IS A RANT AND NOT NECESSARILY EDUCATIONAL// When I’m not doing anything and can spare a few minutes to vent, Twitter is my outlet. Ever so often I find myself engaging with folks on the timeline about the topic of feminism, particularly black feminism, womanism and feminism in relation to race. With a large… Read More I’m One of Those Feminist Bitches On Twitter
As I venture into adulthood, externally and internally, I’ve become almost obsessed with introspection. What the hell is happening in my mind? Where are these thoughts coming from? Am I thinking or speaking from a point of bias or privilege? Who am I helping or hurting? I am constantly putting myself in check and it’s… Read More Putting Myself In Check
If you know me well, you’d know that I’m a big cry-baby. I cry when I’m happy, sad, annoyed, frustrated or in shock. This weekend, a lot was happening both in my little world and the world around me. Here is a list of things I shed a few tears for this past weekend: //PS.… Read More A List of Things I Cried About This Past Weekend
This year, I’ve been more conscious than ever before about my money. My motivation is simply that I don’t want to live paycheck to paycheck and I see myself financially FREE at age 25… Which means I have just over 2 years to go! If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’ve been… Read More Money Making and Saving Tips Pt. 3
Today is International Women’s Day and as a womanist and activist for women’s rights, I wanted to say how important this day is to acknowledge. Women make up 51% of the world’s population, yet still women are treated unfairly all across the globe. Not too long ago, women were seen as second class citizens and… Read More Happy International Women’s Day!
Hey loves, Today I threw a little extra love on myself because I haven’t been following my usual self-care routines as I’ve been crazy busy. I washed my hair and did a twist out using a mixture of rose water, Jamaican black castor oil and oil 3 that I’ll probably leave in for a day… Read More Self-care Monday & February Reflections
I thought about writing on this when a friend of mine posted on a video on Facebook about a guy who says that men should give their significant others (SOs) their cellphone passcodes. Embarrassingly enough, this topic is one of my anxiety triggers that took an interesting turn. Let me tell y’all a story. I’ve… Read More I Have His Cellphone Passcode
At the end of 2016, I came up with a list (I’ll include a link below) of some money making & saving tips for you which I have personally tried & made/saved money with. For the New Year, I definitely want to make saving one of my biggest priorities. I finally graduated from college in December,… Read More Money Making and Saving Tips Pt. 2
Hey loves! As you may have seen from my Twitter and Instagram, I got a kitten! I decided to give him a formal introduction as he will be staying around for a while. Those who know me personally would know that I have an irrational fear of dogs, the big ones especially! However, I grew… Read More Irie!
It’s finals week! The last finals week I’ll have to endure as an undergrad student. *exhales* Despite being a bit stressed & having practically zer0 time to do anything not school-related, one thing I can take from this week is my incredible ability to work well under pressure. For some reason, deadline-induced stress comes with… Read More Crunch Time! 12-12-16
Hey loves, let’s talk money! 😄 As some of you may know, I work part-time and own a small business, WaistbeadsByAllie, as well as offer paper writing and editing services to undergraduate students. Still sometimes the money I make monthly isn’t enough to comfortably cover fees and expenses and definitely doesn’t account for emergenci s. Hence… Read More Money Making and Saving Tips
I am currently taking a break from writing a paper for a friend, my 3rd this week & y’all… I’m tired. Not so much physically tired as I’ve been lazing in bed all day, post-surgery recovering (I’ll get to that in a bit) but mentally tired. This year has been an exhausting one for me…… Read More Taking Mental Inventory
Last semester, myself along with 3 other beautiful & talented women created a website dedicated to sharing the experiences of black women, starting with our own stories. I’d like to share a part of my story from the site with you.
I’m still in bed at 1:31PM contemplating a recent conversation I had with J. I’ve learnt a lot from our conversations… These past 2 years in particular. After 6 years of working on this partnership, I don’t know everything about relationships but I know a lot about appreciation.
Hey everyone, I’m having a sale on all waistbeads in my Etsy shop until the end of July! I’ve included (3) new, limited edition summer waistbeads for only $10: ISLAND QUEEN: Vivacity Waistbead AMETHYST: Royalty Waistbead RAIN DANCE: Blessings Waistbead Visit my shop to grab yours today!
Earlier, I told my aunt that I believe my luck is always perfectly balanced. I have good luck and bad luck simultaneously and many of my hopes are held at bay when paired with the anxiety of things simply not working out my way. And that’s usually how it goes. My luck makes compromises with… Read More Lessons I Taught Myself This Weekend