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An Angry Black Woman’s Guide to Self-Care

  25.04.2017   Life   2 Comments

I’m no stranger to being “the only chocolate chip in the cookie,” as my mom would say. In high school, I was one of two Black girls in my graduating

Advice to My Younger Self

  19.04.2017   Life   No comments

At a recent panel I was on, the moderator asked the panelists to share advice with the college students in the audience. Essentially she was asking “what advice would you

Done is Better Than Perfect

  12.04.2017   Life   4 Comments

After four months of concepts, mockups, designs and redesigns my new website is FINALLY live, y’all! Huzzah! Allow me to reintroduce myself … my name is HOV. H to the

Why My Sister is My Best Friend

  10.04.2017   Family   No comments

Whenever girlfriends of mine would proclaim before marching down the aisle that they were marrying their best friends, I’d gush and smile — but I couldn’t exactly relate. You see,

How My Blogging Besties Keep Me Grounded

  5.04.2017   Friends   No comments

When I first read Rep. Maxine Water’s quote about being a strong Black woman, I wanted to stand up and give her a slow clap thousands of miles away in

2016: A Year in Review

  30.12.2016   Life   No comments

It’s been a long time. I shouldn’t have left you, without a dope post to read to (Timbaland voice). If you’re reading this post sometime in the distance future, that

Ways to Give Back After the Election

  21.11.2016   Life   No comments

If you’re still feeling hopeless, distraught and all-around confuzzled after this year’s election, you’re not alone. While I know in my heart of hearts that we’re going to be alright,

We Gon’ Be Alright

  12.11.2016   Life   No comments

This week was rough, to say the least. I went to sleep on Election Day around midnight with hope that the numbers would turn around and I woke up the

Why I’m With Her

  5.11.2016   Life   No comments

Up until 2008, I’d been pretty passive in regards to politics. The only reason I took A.P. U.S. Government in high school was for college applications. And when my former

An Open Letter to AKIRA

  13.10.2016   Life   2 Comments

Dear AKIRA, As a loyal customer for several years, I was troubled when I opened your latest newsletter and read a caption making light of Kim Kardashian’s recent robbery in Paris. Poking

I’m Not Wonder Woman … and That’s Okay

  7.10.2016   Life   2 Comments

What the !@$# is wrong with me? Seriously! I have a wonderful husband who loves and adores me; a supportive family; encouraging friends; a successful career and my health. What

#GirlBOSS: Karissa Lindsay of A Leap of Style

  28.09.2016   #GirlBOSS   No comments

How would you describe your personal style? Whether it’s a steady rotation of sheath dresses (me!) or a power pantsuit (what’s up, Hillary?), what you wear says a LOT about you.

Why We Need to Talk About Tiarah Poyau

  10.09.2016   Life   No comments

We’ve all been there — walking down the street, minding your own business when out of the blue you receive unwanted attention. Whether it’s a catcall or blatant attempt at

Why Representation Matters

  19.08.2016   Life   No comments

As the 2016 Summer Olympics come to a close, I can’t help but feel like this has been the Blackest Olympics yet. No, I don’t have stats to prove this,

A Friendly Reminder to Stay In Your Lane

  11.08.2016   Life   2 Comments

As a Maryland girl through and through, I’ve been rooting for Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, since pretty much forever. Earlier this week, Phelps was determined