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Do You Brag?

In Culture, Family, Friends, Mental Well-being, Relationships, Work on August 6, 2013 at 12:26 pm

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Don’t be that person.

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Nostalgia for my Natural Hair

In Beauty, Culture, Family, Friends, Health, Media, Uncategorized on August 2, 2013 at 3:21 am

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It was over 10 years ago when I sat in my high school Social Studies class (do they even teach that subject in school anymore?) and my teacher, Mr. James, said something so profound that only recently resonated with me in my adult life. Mr. James announced to my class “People will tell you that your hair is ‘nappy’ to make it sound like a bad thing. I need you all to understand that your hair is very curly. Do not let people make you think something is wrong with you and that you are not beautiful because your hair is NATURALLY curly and not NATURALLY straight.”

Ah! Why didn’t I listen to Mr. James back then?! I’m sure I’d have the curls & length that I hair crush on in natural hair blogs by now. More importantly, being cognizant of the importance of being able to rock my hair naturally, why do I continue to straighten it using a pressing comb? For the past 2 and 1/2 months I’ve been wearing straight extensions. Do not get me wrong, I like the look and I enjoy switching up my style, but I miss my afro. The good and the bad hair days that it came with lol So, I’ve been scouring the internet for style tutorials and ideas for medium length hair. I’m curious to see my hair length after I take out my extensions, as well as find a new moisturizer. I’m open to suggestions and I’ll definitely post pics of my hair styles to come.

XO

J

What Do You Believe In?

In Culture, Family, Friends, Relationships on July 31, 2013 at 5:30 pm

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What Channel Is the Revolution On?

In Conspiracy, Culture, Media on March 22, 2013 at 11:28 pm

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…it will be LIVE so hopefully you’re awake.

Facebook Wants To Stalk You

In Culture, Friends, Relationships on March 22, 2013 at 4:14 am

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I was having problems with my Facebook account loading on my cell phone for the past 2 days so I decided to uninstall the program and install it again. When I went to install the Facebook app, I noticed a few “permissions” that didn’t exist on my last app. Namely, the ones in the screenshot above. My friends and I joke about people using Facebook to stalk each other, but now I’m convinced that Facebook wants to stalk its users. I can’t fathom why Facebook would need to record audio on your phone without your permission or take pictures and video without your permission. I will definitely not be downloading this program onto my phone and I urge all who have social networking apps to look closely at the information (acces to personal pics, geographical location, etc.) that you are giving the application and programmers access to.

Being Ruined Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

In Culture, Relationships on February 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm

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I absolutely adore this!

Sunday Mornings

In Culture, Family, Friends, Health, Relationships on November 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

There’s something so calm about a Sunday morning for me that I can date back to my childhood. It’s always been a time for me to relax and revel in my laziness and not feel bad about not running around doing errands or meeting up with friends. I recently resolved to enjoy my Sunday’s again by taking out time for myself and reflecting on the prior week, as well as preparing for the upcoming week. It’ll take some time for my Sunday mentality to seep throughout the rest of the week but I’m going to work on that too.

With that being said, how do you spend your Sunday?

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Liars

In Beauty, Culture, Music, Relationships on November 16, 2012 at 12:00 am

I absolutely adore her voice. I have to find more of her music to post, but for now I hope you all enjoy this.

Why Settle?

In Culture, Family, Friends, Health, Relationships, Work on November 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Why Settle?

Inasmuch as I enjoy rhetoric, I really pose the question “Why settle?” So often I see friends and acquaintances settling in regards to their work, friendships, and relationships with little or no explanation as to why they did. I’d talk about all of my experiences in settling but you don’t have a lifetime or a violin to sit with me on that one lol But most often for me it was my inability to inconvenience others. And by “inability” I mean that I tried at all times to avoid seeming difficult or not agreeable. But guess what? When a person avoids interpersonal conflict it results in internal conflict and that can lead to a lot of negativity (i.e. feelings of resentment, communication disconnect with others, etc.). So I suggest remedying settling with settling on the fact that you are as important as any thing or person in which you are giving attention, time and energy to. Do what makes you happy & healthy emotionally, mentally and physically and do it often.

Want To Get Dirty?

In Culture, Family, Friends on October 16, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Hey guys! Sorry for the delayed post. It’s courtesy of WSU’s Master in Health Comm program for keeping me drowning in projects.

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Nevertheless, I wanted to tell you all about a really cool event called Go Dirty Girl. Sorry fellas, this is a women’s only event. Dirty Girl is a 5k mud run for women of all ages and athletic abilities. It is an untimed obstacle course and not a “race.” The group I’m in is called the Pretty Mudder Fudders and we’ll be in the Detroit, MI 5k in June 2013. I’m super excited about this event and I encourage women all over to check out the website and become informed about it. Even if you don’t get around to joining the event (registration ends in November 2012), you can come to be a spectator and encourage the other teams. Orrrr you can keep it in mind and try to make it in 2014. There will be music, grown people drinks, and rallying for a great cause. Part of the proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Foundation. Check out the link below for more info.

Go Dirty Girl website

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