Self-Care for People Who Care Too Much About Everyone Else

My best friend Cleo, is a self-care ambassador and guru. I am not. It took me a very long time to not equate self-love or self-care with vanity, selfishness and being a loner. I blame Barney for making me think that love is first given, then received. I love everyone else to death and thenContinue reading “Self-Care for People Who Care Too Much About Everyone Else”

I Found God When I Left Church (But I’m Ready To Go Back)

I was raised in a devout Seventh-Day Adventist home. The Sabbath was not something I understood as much as I accepted. The sun went down on a Friday, and with it the TV was turned off, food was precooked and an eerie calm took the house. On Saturday morning, I would wake up, get dressedContinue reading “I Found God When I Left Church (But I’m Ready To Go Back)”

Love is Not Algebra, Quit Solving Your (E)x

Tell me that I am not the only person who has that one being from their history that recirculates ever so often to bring catastrophe – I call mine “El Niño” for that same reason. We failed because he was overwhelmed by the way in which I love, which I admit is not for theContinue reading “Love is Not Algebra, Quit Solving Your (E)x”

Confidence, Curls and Being A Caymanian Girl – A Chat With @kypoundcake

If I had to describe myself in one sentence, I would say “I’m a black twenty something woman on a journey of finally figuring herself out – in every aspect, in a small society that has constantly made me feel like I should be anyone but myself.” Angelika @kypoundcake I first met Angelika when IContinue reading “Confidence, Curls and Being A Caymanian Girl – A Chat With @kypoundcake”

Being A Woman Is The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Had to Do

First things first – Happy International Women’s Day! Whether you are one of my closest gal pals, a stranger who stumbled here through cyberspace or are slowly becoming one of my “readers”, this world wouldn’t be as amazing without women like you in it. If you are a male reader – hey! Happy to haveContinue reading “Being A Woman Is The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Had to Do”

Dear Takiyah: An Overdue Letter to Myself

I haven’t been the kindest to myself. I can really be mean to me. So in an effort to shake that vibe away, I decided to write myself a letter. I was inspired by a video I saw on BuzzFeed and decided to run with it so here goes… Dear Takiyah, You don’t give yourselfContinue reading “Dear Takiyah: An Overdue Letter to Myself”

Things Your Caribbean Brothers and Sisters Wish You Would Stop

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was coming down the hallway towards my room in Carter Hall my freshman year when I saw water seeping out of my neighbour’s door. A crowd of girls had gathered around and I stopped to comment ‘No way! Tuition is too high for the plumbing to beContinue reading “Things Your Caribbean Brothers and Sisters Wish You Would Stop”

We HAVE to Stop Fighting Over Men – Seriously

Before I go off on a tangent, please know that even I, have had to pray for strength when another woman appeared a little too friendly with my significant other. With maturity, I’ve learned to look to who I made the commitment to, and who made the commitment to me in that situation. He wasContinue reading “We HAVE to Stop Fighting Over Men – Seriously”