What’s the Difference? The Last Time A Black Person Should Ever Be Asked That Question

Trigger warning: this blog post speaks on matters of racial injustice. Read responsibly. The public murder of George Floyd has triggered people of color everywhere. Wait, black people everywhere. I believe in inclusion and diversity as much as the next person but in these cases, it is hard for me to find someone who doesn’tContinue reading “What’s the Difference? The Last Time A Black Person Should Ever Be Asked That Question”

Big Girls Do Cry: Why Being Plus-Sized and Positive Isn’t Easy Math

If you’ve been reading my blog for the last year (mi love you), you would know that this self-love journey has been uphill for me. A sticking point for me is my weight. I won’t bore you with pounds and dress sizes but I can honestly say that my current size is not my healthiest,Continue reading “Big Girls Do Cry: Why Being Plus-Sized and Positive Isn’t Easy Math”

Dealing with Haters (Without Catching a Case)

Psalm 41: 6- 13My enemies say of me in malice, “When will he die and his name perish? “Whenever one comes to see me, he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander; then he goes out and spreads it abroad. All my enemies whisper together against me; they imagine the worst for me, saying,A vileContinue reading “Dealing with Haters (Without Catching a Case)”

2020 – Moving Out of My Unhappy Place

Happy New Year to all and Happy Anniversary to TakiyahChanel.com! It’s been a wonderful twelve months and I’ve healed so much just by being able to share my story. Thank you to everyone who reads, shares and comments – you truly have made me love my art again. I know the New Year is supposedContinue reading “2020 – Moving Out of My Unhappy Place”

I’m More Like Summer Walker Than I Thought

I don’t blog for likes. I started giving more of myself to my blogging because it was either this or die from holding in emotion. The fact that people like you have found and read my blog is an added bonus that I am very grateful for. However, the day I start doing this forContinue reading “I’m More Like Summer Walker Than I Thought”

The Mavericks – 4 Millenial Mavens Cayman Needs to Know

Hey guys! Narcissist I am not, so talking about myself all the time really does not appeal to me. What I am is a millennial, Caymanian, black woman who really enjoys having conversations about the things that matter to us. This post is dedicated to four women from my home here in the Cayman IslandsContinue reading “The Mavericks – 4 Millenial Mavens Cayman Needs to Know”

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)”

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”