Are we still talking about Colorism in 2019?- Yes we are

Colorism- what’s that? Why are we still talking about colorism in 2019? Are we not in a post- racist, post-colorism era?- I can promise you the answer is no. I am here to tell you that as a dark-skinned black woman, there are definitely still issues with colorism in our society today. We have still…

Why Pageantry?: The Benefits of Pageantry

Why Pageantry? The Benefits of Pageantry For those who are wondering what are the benefits of pageantry, I would like to share some of many of those with you. Personal development- Being involved in pageantry can lead to self-discovery. The more that you understand your likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, the more fulfilled you…

Make a Statement with these Lips in 2019!

My favorite lipsticks: Make a Statement in 2019 I rarely wear a full face of makeup, but I do wear lipstick almost every day. It’s an easy way to get a polished look without having to spend a lot of time doing a full face. For those who are on the go and want to…

Level Up in 2019

Level Up, Level Up, Level Up: 2019 is the Year to Level Up! I am using the lyrics from singer Ciara’s hit song as the theme for the New Year that is quickly approaching. My theme for 2019 is “Level Up”, meaning taking everything to the next level. How can I “Level Up” my finances,…

Becoming More: Part 3 of Commentary on Michelle Obama’s Becoming

Photo by Miguel Orós on Unsplash Commentary on Part Three of Michelle Obama’s Becoming I have reached the end of this amazing book, and I have to say, I have never read a book this quickly in my life. This book has left me with many emotions (I have teared up many times on the train, especially looking…

Becoming Us-Part 2 of Commentary on Michelle Obama’s Becoming

Becoming Us-Part 2 of Commentary on Michelle Obama’s Becoming   I am zipping through this wonderful book and have finished the second section, Becoming Us of First Lady Michelle Obama’s new book Becoming. This is the second installment of my miniseries dedicated to this Queen, and I must say that if you haven’t purchased yet,…

Becoming Me: Part 1 of Commentary on Michelle Obama’s- Becoming

Photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin on Unsplash   Commentary on Becoming Part 1: Becoming Me by Michelle Obama The day has finally arrived that we have been gifted with First Lady Michelle Obama’s much-anticipated book. I have not been able to put the book down since purchasing mine. I would like to provide some reflections on the first riveting…

Project M.A.G.I.C.

This year I hold the title of Miss Massachusetts Captivating, which is part of the national Captivating Pageants. One of the most important parts of pageantry is having a platform, which is a cause or passion you have that you commit to working towards during your reign. My goals have always been the same, and…

Fall Can be Fun!

Fall Can be Fun! Usually we all dread the cold weather approaching and then arriving ever so abruptly, but I am here to tell you that Fall can be Fun too! Enjoy this article featuring my favorite Fall fashions featuring photos from a shoot I did earlier this year in Downtown Boston! It is not…

My Blog Launch Party: Seeing the Bigger Picture

The day had finally come. Friday, November 2nd. The day of my official Blog Launch Party. I had spent a few months planning out all the details down to the tiniest one, and I was optimistic that it would be a hit. Little did I know that I would be sitting in an empty room…