Continuing on our conversation about how vintage looks of the 40’s and 50’s help reshape stereotypes about black femininity, I’ve brought in a special guest to drive the point home. Meet Candace Michelle, a fashion design graduate-turned magazine editor who is working to resurrect the interest in classic black female glamor. She created the firstRead More…
I knew I wanted to watch Wonder Woman after I’d read a glowing review from the New York Times. It was every bit as good as the paper described, but what surprised and delighted was Gal Gabot’s rendition of the DC Comics character. She was both kick-ass strong, yet achingly feminine. Doesn’t hurt that she’s drop […]
Check out this wonderful interview I had on our You Tube channel with Stephen and Tonya. They have an amazing story of how they both met in Korea. Tonya also gave some insight into her experiences living and teaching English in a homogenous, Asian country. You’ll want to hear this, if you’re into Korean men. […]
Let’s take a moment of thanks to the real MVP’s of #Swirling: Richard and Mildred Loving. Today in New York City thousands of people will celebrate the landmark court decision that legalized interracial marriage in this country. For a celebration near you, go to LovingDay.org.
Someone sent me this clip of “Claws” an upcoming show airing on TNT. A summary: Claws is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon. It follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a […]
They just had a baby! My heart A post shared by SashaAnya💋 (@sashaanya) on Nov 15, 2016 at 10:08am PST . We have such fun vlogging around london ☺️🇬🇧🎥 A post shared by Jamie & Whitney (@jamieandwhitney) on May 10, 2017 at 3:17pm PDT Check out their YouTube channel! I wish they had an […]
I first heard about henna during my nascent natural hair days, and haunted psychologist/hair guru Curly Nikki. She raved about the virtues of henna, how it gave her fuller hair and less breakage. I smiled and nodded, but was always a big hesitant about applying a messy, pasty plant powder on my hair that could […]
I’ve recently made a commitment to myself to read more. In an effort to have some accountability in that department, I’d bought a subscription to the New York Times weekend edition. I absolutely MUST look through the entire newspaper and read at least five articles before I toss them in the recycle bin. It’s Tuesday, […]
Last night’s episode of “Bachelorette” gave us a teachable moment on how, when black women have choices, they use them.