Author Archives : Chi

Afro Puff Intricacies


Prianka Bassi at Pricision Art posted a photo on social media of an image she drew showing the delicacies of an afro puff. My attention was instantly peaked. I am all about embracing the intricacies of afro textured hair. Especially those that explore the 4c category or zig zag texture of hair which is not particularly of the curly variety.…

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“The ____ Black Woman”


Common Black Woman Misconceptions   Angry Well, what did you do? I think everyone has the ability to be angry. However, when they refer to this term and apply it to black women they are talking about the angry at the world, hateful, man eating she-demon, brought to life by, well, the black man. Unfortunately, black men are the main…

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Side Chick Shenanigans


There has been this upward trend of side chick terminology passed around, especially amongst women of color. The “Side Chick” is a woman who is knowingly in a sexual relationship with a guy who is taken and is in fact not really hers to claim. The side chick used to go by other names such as ‘the other woman’ or…

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On Having a ‘Big Heart’


So you have a big heart. Youve been let down, have had your heart ripped out and stomped on, been stabbed in the back by someone who was supposed to care. After going through the experiences you decide something has to change. You love too hard and too much, you open up to people and that shit has proven dangerous.…

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Day 9: Podcasts


I have been listening to podcasts off and on for a few years now. However, they have become a staple in my daily routine.  I like them because for one I don’t have to talk back, even though sometimes I do because I agree or the conversation is so great! I can pause and come back, I can multitask (for sometime…

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Day 7: Creative Liberty


I find myself constantly in conversations referring to my generation as ‘creatives’. I am grateful for the creative liberty that we have to be multiple things at once. The courage which we allow ourselves to do so and the multiple platforms that have sprouted particularly from the contribution of people of color.  

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Day 5: The Journey


There was a time once where we were told, graduate high school, go to college,  and you can be anything you want. I think many of us realize that path to ‘be anything you want’ is not as straight forward as we were once told. I am thankful that we are rebuilding pathways, adjusting the narrative and still reaching for the…

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Day 3: My Roots


I am thankful that I have been able to learn more about my family and culture. As a Nigerian American finding a sense of identity has always been tough because it seems that I may not be enough of either side at times. Early this year I was able to visit Nigeria for the very first time in my life…

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Lupita Nyong’o More Than Slays


Lupita Nyong’o is an Oscar winning actor, model and brown skinned woman of color. This woman is GORGEOUS. For the longest time I had no idea what she was about or what she even sounded like. I passed by her Vogue magazine cover in a local bookstore and decided to have a read once I saw her excerpt “I want…

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