Lessons of Entrepreneurship: KNOW THYSELF TO HEAL THYSELF

         I’ve been grappling with launching my own business for over a year now. I’ve found reason after reason as to why I couldn’t because something, anything was “missing”. I worked on countless outline after outline, attained over 5 master certifications, lost weight and STILL didn’t want to start my business. I…

Messages from HER

My Dearest Christy,          WOW, look at you! You are so creative, so intelligent, so observant, so beautiful in and out, so full of life, character and IMMENSE dreams! In your honor and in gratitude for having preserved as far as you have, I give you the gift of SELF-LOVE, once and…

Minding my Business

                So I recently quit a perfectly decent, full-time, salaried job in order to actively pursue my actual creative pursuit of writing freelance and its been the most challenging decision I’ve ever had to make. Let’s just put it like this, I had to go through a series…

OITNB got Dominicans ALL F*CKED UP

            So let me start off by saying that I truly appreciate Orange is the New Black. I love the cutting-edge narratives and their intersectional approach, the unfolding of the prison industrial complex and its atrocities and, of course, the tremendously talented actresses who make up the cast of this…

wtf is good hair?

       From as early as I can remember, society has been arguing about the varying levels of hair politics. From discussing if perming is cultural appropriation to challenging the notion that women can’t rock a light caesar, hair has always stirred up controversy especially among communities of color. One of my favorites of all…

my hair is my halo

I’d been relaxing my hair for over 10 years, when on my 20th birthday I decided I wasn’t going to do it anymore. I was tired of the smelly chemicals, scabs on my head from perm burns (yes this is a thing), the long and obnoxious process and most importantly I was dying to know what…

on “giving it up”

            You ever notice that when we talk about a woman having sex, we often refer to the act as her “giving it up?” I can’t begin to tell you all the times I’ve been told to be careful “who I give it up to” or to be wary before…

what IS pride?

           I woke up today confused, not sure of what to do, not even sure of what to make of last night. See, I originally planned to go to the Pride parade with my best friend, to show her support and show myself some more love and pride in my queer identity….