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What Does It Mean To Be Vulnerable?

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Someone recently asked me if I ever feel vulnerable during my photo shoots especially ones where I have to be naked in front of other people? Honestly, I feel more vulnerable sharing my photos than taking them. Social media is often time the biggest form of bullying I’ve ever dealt with. Every time I share something about myself or my photos I open myself us to the world, which means…

Homeless Still Human

Homeless Still Human

I was 16 years old when I found myself without a home. At that time I didn’t understand the true meaning of what homelessness was. Growing up I always thought homeless people were drug addicts and people who never finished high school. My mom would always point out that I should never allow myself to be like the homeless people we would drive passed. I was taught being homeless was…

Day 6: Find Your Center

Namaste

Namaste! Life is a balancing act and it’s not always easy finding our center. Self-love = learning when to stop and rejuvenate. Find your center. For me, meditation and yoga helps me focus and find balance whenever i’m feeling unbalanced. Learning to refocus my energy and thoughts isn’t always easy but I take it one day at a time and do my best. How do you find balance? I would…

Day 5: It’s Okay To Not Be Okay Pt 2

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Last year I wrote “it’s okay to not be okay” because I had forgotten that it was. When you’re always the “strong” person, the person everyone looks to and rely on, we often forget to let ourselves process whatever struggles we’re going through. Think positive! Be positive! People often think positive affirmations is what’s needed when you’re going through a hard time. But self-love is more than positive affirmations. It’s…

Day 4: Guilt-Free NO

Guilt-free NO

Growing up we were taught sharing is caring, and IT IS, but sharing everything isn’t caring for yourself. I used to be extremely guilty whenever I would say NO to someone, especially if they were close to me. It would weigh so heavy on my heart that I often would change my NO to YES. It was draining at times because I was always putting others before myself. It didn’t…

Day 3: You Didn’t Fail

31 days of self love

Not because it didn’t work out doesn’t mean you failed. Life is a constant journey. We’re forever growing and evolving. Often time when life doesn’t go as planned we beat ourselves up about it. We ask ourselves what when wrong and did we fail. Last year my world came crashing down when I found myself going through a separation. I couldn’t understand why it was happening and I felt like…

Day 2: It’s Okay To Ask For Help

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Struggling in silence was better than reaching out for someone’s help. This was what I was taught growing up. For a  long time I struggled with this. I had to learn that asking for help was not a sign of weakness but strength. There’s nothing wrong with admitting that you need help, after all we can’t always do it by ourselves. When people think about self-love, they usually think it’s…

31 Days Of Self-Love

31 days of self love

What Is Self-Love? Two years ago I decided I would start blogging again and made a commitment to stick with it. I started out with my 31 days of self-love messages to introduce myself and share a little of my back story and my journey on this road of discovery. Earlier this year my website crashed and unfortunately I wasn’t able to recover my 31 days of self-love post. I…

Feminine Hygiene Products

Feminine Hygiene Drive

Growing up I never knew much about my body. I got my menstrual before I was a teenager and everything I learned was pretty basic. “Girls get their periods. You can get pregnant. Don’t have sex.” That was it. I never learned how to track my cycle, I didn’t know about ovulation and I didn’t learn about the uncontrollable mood swings until I was in my late teenage years. But,…

Do You Believe In Love After Love?

Trudean Haye

Growing up I always thought Cher was singing “ Do you believe in love after love” It wasn’t until today that I looking up the lyrics that I found out it was “life” not “love”. Hilarious. Before I looked up the lyrics, the title popped in my head. It’s Valentine’s Day and for the first time in 6 years I’m actually spending it alone. I began to ask myself, do…

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  • School is out which means ITAVFoundation and I have work to do. The goal: Provide school supplies for public school students and teachers. 
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  • I've been really enjoy having my hair out. Even though I hate doing my hair, I'm glad I decided not to cut it anymore and let it grow back out. This weeks hairstyle been my favorite, in Jamaica we call this #chineybumps also known as #bantuknots. Gonna keep it out for a while before braiding again. 
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  • #prideweekend! Had such an amazing time this weekend with dope peeps, music, meeting new people and just having a blast! 
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Had a great time at Odunde as well! Looking forward to next year's event! 
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  • I woke up like this. Flawed 😂😂😍😍. This unruly child of mine (my hair) won't let me be great. After I spend over an hour straightening it, it still did what it wanted. Shrink and Poof! Guess I'll be rocking my frohawk for awhile. #thisisme #naturalhair #naturalhairstyles #iwokeuplikethis #someonecomedomyhair #imoverit #mesocute