Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am a proud alumna of the illustrious HBCU, Alabama A&M University. I’m also a proud soror of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (Z PHI!). I earned my B.S. in business management, and I’m also studying to earn my M.S. in communication specialist. I’ve always had a passion for media, specifically magazines. As technology grew, I began to fall in love with blogs, reading them constantly, trying to find more blogs for black women, and struggling to create my own. Well, here I am, finally finding my voice and not being afraid to share my experience, opinions, and information that I believe will help inspire growth, self improvement, deeper thought, and bring more awareness to our people, especially our women.
I remember growing up, I was subscribed to Seventeen Magazine for two years. That’s 24 magazines. Out of 24 magazines only two had African-American women on the covers: Beyonce and Alicia Keys (who is mixed and does not represent me as a non mixed African-American woman). I finally became fed up with my subscription with no hair tips for me and nothing that represented me, so I ended my subscription. When I got into lifestyle blogs, I again had a hard time finding blogs that represented me. As an African-American millennial woman, I wanted to create a space that could represent us and celebrate us proudly, unafraid to be pro-black in a world that is so anti-black and unafraid to celebrate our natural selves in a world that tells us that our natural state is unacceptable.
On this blog you can expect to find some thought provoking posts regarding race, gender, the portrayal of African-American women and men in the media, natural hair and lifestyle, as well as my life experience as a natural, pro-black woman in America. Expect some things that I say to be controversial. Expect some of the things I say to challenge the things that we’ve been taught. But most of all, expect a true, genuine love for our sistas. I am a modern soul sista. And I have something to say.
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Again, Thank you so much for reading my blog. I hope you enjoy and walk away with something to think about. Don’t be afraid to stand up, speak out, and be proud of who we are. I love you all. Peace.