“If you’re a vegan, why are you so mean?”

Hello lovelies! I’ve got a bone to pick with some of you. (Don’t worry, the bone came from a sustainably-raised grass-fed cow who lived a long happy life. Moo.) My recent health scare is responsible for my return to plant-based cuisine, and I’m so grateful for the not-so-subtle reminder of the healing power of food….

Adventures in Fibroid Land

Hello lovelies! Been awhile, I know. Much has changed since my last post. I moved to Las Vegas mid-May and started a new position at a financial firm. Now smack dab in the middle of summer, I can now say I’ve experienced true “Vegas heat.” (Find a dragon with dry mouth and ask him to…

4 Life Lessons from Wildflowers

Hello lovely! I pray you are well. I stumbled upon this gem of a quote online yesterday, and for some reason it continues to speak to me. Daisy: What kind of a garden do you come from? Alice: Oh, I don’t come from any garden. Daisy: Do you suppose she’s a wildflower? Alice in Wonderland Do…

You Don’t Have the Same 24 Hours as Beyonce

  Hello there, beautiful people. I’m sure you’ve heard or read the following lie before: “You have the same 24 hours as Beyonce.” Um, yeah. Actually, no. You don’t have the same 24 hours. You don’t even have 24 hours.  Beyonce doesn’t either. If you subtract the 8 hours that we’re supposed to be sleeping,…

Learning to Embrace the Suck

  No beauty discussions today, people. I have some disheartening news to share with you: Life is hard. I really wish I didn’t have to be the one to break that news to you. I really wish it wasn’t true. But if I’ve learned anything in the last 30 years, I’ve learned that life is…

Do Better, Y’all: Toxic Beauty Products Marketed to Women of Color

As a consumer group, black women spend an upwards of $6 billion on beauty products. That’s billion. With a b. I of course have no problem with this – I add to this figure regularly with my frequent trips to the beauty supply store and the Amazon checkout line. I do, however, find it disheartening to…