Black Girls, Embrace Your differences

As my first post to this blog, I wanted to hit the ground running with a topic that is near and dear to my heart. As a Nigerian-American female, I have always noticed that I don’t act like the “typical” African- let alone the “typical” or better yet stereotypical dark-skinned girl.  It’s not that I […]

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Hesitation to Commit: Romance Edition

You are talking to someone for a couple of weeks. They slowly grow on you, to the point you might even like them (but that part you would never admit). Now, they’ve asked you out. You laugh and exit the message. If it’s THAT day, you might just clear it altogether. Whatever the case is, […]

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Hey, black girl. It’s seriously a good idea to start a garden right now.

You may be thinking: what stops a Black person from loving nature? Black people have long been criminalized or abused for their relationship with nature. Keeping in mind that mass incarceration is just a modern day form of slavery, know that the last slaves weren’t officially free until the 1940s. I’m reminded of the traffic […]

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dear black girls…it’s okay to need a break right now.

This past week has been exceptionally challenging. In truth, it was challenging before this. Being a black woman in America involves weighing different marginalized identities, and sometimes feeling like you do not receive enough support from either one. It’s hard to acknowledge that feminism hasn’t always had a place for us, or that black women […]

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Challenging Myself to Love My Locs

A little bit of a different post this week, but natural hair, or hair care in general, is a topic I want to bring to this blog more in the next few weeks. Social distancing has brought an unexpected side effect for me– a chance to fully embrace my natural hair. I’m used to keeping […]

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A Letter to Every Dark Skinned Girl

Dear Dark Skinned Girl, First of all, you are beautiful, and you must learn to know your worth. It can be difficult, especially with the years of society telling you to believe the opposite. Start to remind yourself that you are unique, and the melanin in your skin is a blessing. If you had asked […]

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My Experience with Colorism and Why I Started This Blog

As a child in my small town, it was very rare for me to see others that looked like myself. Outside of my Saturday mornings spent in African dance classes, the only other young black girl I had to look up to within my community was my older sister. Despite this lack of representation within […]

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