A NYers guide to staying fly and warm during the winter season

New Yorkers are some of the most trendy, swaggyiest  people (if I say so myself) and one thing’s for sure, cold weather does not stop a great outfit! To get through this seemingly long winter season, here’s a list of ways New Yorkers stay fly and warm during the coldest time of the year.

Yellow “Crush on You” Lil’ Kim: and why her being a “regular” Black girl was and still is enough

She’s bold, and dynamic. Her sexual fluidity encourages me to be unapologetically sexy-no matter how uncomfortable others may seem(or how I perceive them to be.) And not to mention iconic. If the slut walk happened 20 years ago-lil Kim would most likely be the front runner of it! I think all of us had that sigh of approval once Diana Ross tapped her boob at the MTV music awards in her famous purple outfit. Did she not know what she meant and still mean to regular black girls around the world? I wish she knew.

black, single, and broke, but i still love to travel

Over the past decade, traveling has become the new black. You see much more people catching flights, especially black people. Many are still discouraged from traveling though. I’ve heard everything from: “I don’t have anyone to go with,” “that seem like a place you go with your boo-and I don’t have one” “I don’t haveContinue reading “black, single, and broke, but i still love to travel”

I wear America around my neck but, it’s just a scarf.

Not sure if it’s in my head or not, but, while I ride the subways, or walk into public places, people stare. I don’t know how people make of it, sometimes they look, curious, they even look perplexed. I’m fully aware of the political tension around me; people are not feeling very prideful in America-especiallyContinue reading “I wear America around my neck but, it’s just a scarf.”

Finally free. Last Perm, I don’t remember, but it’s been a minute

This process of neutralizing my processed hair, made me more self aware, conscious of how I view beauty, and the type of energy I want around me.

Sucker fOR Love

It’s that time of year again, and I can’t help but scowl. Valentines Day. Who came up with this day anyway? Valentines day in my economic opinion, is a marketing holiday. Think about it. If you ever worked retail, you know the months of January and February is “return season.” All the horrible gifts ofContinue reading “Sucker fOR Love”

Always be ballet ready, not Brooklyn ready

The other day I met a cute guy at a New Year’s Day party. To make a long story short we exchanged numbers and have been texting ever since. It turns out he’s from Pennsylvania, recently moved to Brooklyn and was invited to the party by the owner of the venue. After texting all afternoon,Continue reading “Always be ballet ready, not Brooklyn ready”