Proper skincare is an essential component to making this summer one of your best yet. I was going with the “Black Don’t Crack” method of thinking when it came to my skin. However, as I am reminded on a weekly basis from Jade and Keia of Gettin Grown Podcast, “Your Black will crack if it’s dry.” I considered my skin to be healthy
Natural hair can be difficult to manage. I know, all too well, how easy it is to get stuck in a rut when it comes to styles. You get so used to the process of discovering what styles that look good and are in your skill set to actually do, once you find a couple go-to styles that work, it gets difficult to go outside of those looks. However,
As many of you may know, Twenty Somethin & Black had the amazing opportunity to go to the first Something In The Water music festival in Virginia Beach, VA to represent our unapologetic faith-based community. Something In The Water is a music festival that was orchestrated by Pharrell Williams and his AMAZING team to stimulate positivity, love, acceptance, and growth into the world through the unique lens of Virginia Beach. There wasn’t just Somethin In The Water, there was something in the air
Summer has officially come knocking at our doors. The weather has warmed up a lot more, it’s longer days, and it seems to be fewer responsibilities that somehow makes summer, the season of romance. Well for some of us, we’re single, so romance is out of the window. And of course, you don’t want to sit at home all summer moping around, or doing small simple dates by yourself. So I say, grab your girls up, and complete a summer list of 8 things to do:
Being a TwentySomething, Somedays I find myself thinking “Lord, why didn’t I listen when they asked me not to rush my age?” My elders would always say “ Enjoy your youth while it last” I have just realized the meaning of their advice. It means to
For every action there is a reaction – good or bad. This is concept that we must remember, especially when it comes to tough life lessons. In life, God will literally prune and mold us to be the individuals he called us to be; but, the “pruning process” never stops. We are constantly being molded into better forms of ourselves and at times that means learning the same lessons over and over until it sticks. The main point to this process is that only we have the power to break the pattern of these recurring lessons and until we recognize this, and embrace it, they’ll keep coming.
I canʼt wait to get home every night. Not because the job was stressful, not because Iʼm tired; not because dinner is always bomb or because my show is in the queue. Can I tell you why!? Because I am absolutely in love with my space! I used to cringe at the thought of coming home because I didnʼt exactly qualify my space as being that; a home.
Spring is a time for mother nature to start fresh but it can also be a time for you to start anew and realign your energies. In January you probably made a ton of New Year’s Resolutions about the goals you wanted to achieve and the kind of life you want to create for yourself, right? Spring is a great time to
Our minds are the center of everything we do, and our attitudes, thoughts, and actions flow from it. If our minds are cluttered with unnecessary “stuff,” we can find ourselves stressed out, anxious, tired, and overwhelmed. On the flip-side, de-cluttering our minds can lead to peace and contentment in our hearts. If you struggle with any of the things
Figuring out what to get your mom for Mother’s Day can be tough, especially when you’re on a tight budget. Since we know it can be hard to come up with the perfect (and affordable) gift for the woman who raised you.
With Spring officially here, it is now the time to give your place a deep-clean. If you can afford it, using apps like TaskRabbit are an ideal way to get all the cleaning out the way in a few hours while you focus on other things. If using a cleaning service is out of your budget (or you simply want to do it yourself), here is a guide to
Many of your friends are posting and talking about their plans after school. One of them is moving to a new country, another joined a volunteer organization, someone else is going back to school. Everyone seems to be so sure about exactly what they are doing, and maybe you are somewhere in between them all. No matter where you fall in this,
Womanhood – the art of being a woman is not simple but all the while very simple. After searching high and low on what this word can possibly mean, I finally settled on “the journey of being a mature female”. This journey isn’t always easy especially when
Society and social media will tell you that it is essential to have the proper clothing and accessories to go out on the town, go to work, go on vacation, and to the gym, etc. The crazy thing about it is, we don’t truly need all this “stuff.” We can make what we have work for every situation
Are you a proactive person or a reactive person? Personally speaking, As an artist, I have struggled with being proactive with projects, sometimes having to wing it versus giving the project 100 percent of my effort and energy. Being a proactive person meaning being 100 percent prepared, taking control of your time, as well as executing with little to no error.
I never cared about my health or habits. I thought, “Well, if being skinny is the goal… I’ve already made it, right?” My big sister was the same way she was skinny as a fishing pole. After her first baby, she snapped right back to her beach bod without so much as stepping on a treadmill. However, it was when she had her second baby that started to gain weight. She became frustrated that she still looked nine months pregnant
In the past four years, I’ve seen myself act hateful towards women who did nothing to me. I have been the young woman who wondered what another queen had that I didn’t have at that time. I have said nasty things about other queens to make myself feel good. I put myself in a competition with other queens because of my own insecurities. Fearing that they would
Having a strong health journey is a sign that you want to give your body the love it deserves. It can be discouraging when you’re eating right and exercising well but have yet to reach your fitness goals. Although there are various reasons why we can start a health journey without seeing
African Americans are adopting plant-based lifestyles for various reasons. According to various media outlets, the standard American diet isn’t favorable for African Americans. Our bodies aren’t able to properly consume high volumes of dairy and meat products versus other groups. In addition, as an ethnicity group, we
We live in a world where being expressive about our feelings is viewed as being weak. It’s mocked, shunned, and even frowned upon. “Oh you’re being too emotional,” “stop crying all the time,” and “Suck it up” are all things children hear at some point when it comes to expressing themselves. As a result, it creates emotionless and emotionally unavailable adults. In more recent times,
I’ve always been athletic, running track and playing soccer my whole life. The issue I’ve always ran into is being consistent when it came to working out/ practice. It was just something I disliked doing. I loved winning but it was not enough to get me to go to practice/ workout each day. However, this has now changed years later.
A family vacation or girls trip is needed every once in a while, but would you ever dare to travel alone? As she who has flown, driven and cruised solo many times, here are five (of many) things you’ll learn by traveling alone:
A selfless act promotes happiness within another person or group of people without any exchange in return. Selfless acts are considered good deeds. But what if we did this on a regular basis? No matter the issue, you are the hero in someone’s life. Although, who is your hero? The hero and most important person is you.
Over the course of 2018 and going into 2019, I have been seeing an outpouring of #selflove articles or self-love quotes. You know, the ones that have you looking at your phone screaming “YASS SIS!” or “THAT is a WORD!” Trust me, I’ve been that woman scrolling through all of the self-love Instagram accounts mentally stimulating my brain on feel-good texts and saving relatable memes. As women, we
I remember vividly the evening my ex broke up with me abruptly. I was sure we were getting married based on our intentional courting. That night, it all fell apart and everything shifted in a way that was effective immediately. Little did I know at that time, in that moment, I had entered back into a life that would lead me to experiencing freedom and completeness beyond my expectations. To celebrate making it through a year of singleness, I want to share new perspectives and reflections to challenge the way people think about living a functional single person.
Your day of self care is a time where you can simply checkout, have some alone time, recharge and show yourself lots of love. The truth of the matter is, from time to time, you need to checkout to be the best version of yourself when you check back in. We can take on so many of life’s stresses that the recharge button is seriously necessary. Days go by so quickly that we forget to
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