Beyonce, Blue Ivy, and the Public Performance of Motherhood

Beyoncé is giving the performance of a lifetime, and for once, it’s not for us. This past week, Bey came under fire for the appearance of her daughter Blue Ivy’s hair. It’s not the first time. And this isn’t the first time I’ve written about Bey, Blue and hair, either. What’s new? This Change.org petition imploring the Carters toContinue reading “Beyonce, Blue Ivy, and the Public Performance of Motherhood”

6 Must-Have Graphic T-shirts that Celebrate Black Women

I’m still recovering from Memorial Day! Most of you, like me, probably went back to your cubicle unis after spending the weekend in sundresses, shorts and tanks. Wasn’t it nice to feel the air brush your skin for a change? I love warm weather clothes and I’ve been looking to step up my t-shirt gameContinue reading “6 Must-Have Graphic T-shirts that Celebrate Black Women”

Dooky Twists + Farts: Can Women Keep it Funky in Love?

Generally comfortable in my own skin, I have never been a glam girl who “puts on her face” every time I leave the house. I see a lot of #nakedface posts on Instagram and I chuckle because my naked face is my default, rather than a marked occasion. I actually have to remind myself thatContinue reading “Dooky Twists + Farts: Can Women Keep it Funky in Love?”

My Secret Reason for Avoiding Beauty Salons

Black people have long respected the sacred spaces of beauty salons and barber shops as locations of empowerment and freedom. We don’t go just to get our hair “did”; we go to get our life right and to testify when it, like our hair, is perfectly laid. We trust our beautician to talk us offContinue reading “My Secret Reason for Avoiding Beauty Salons”

No Tears: Taking Care of Baby’s Hair (Without Tearing Yours Out)

I’m excited to announce that the lovely folks at MyBlackTresses.com have given me some room to write at length about my other obsession: black hair! My first article is for the mamas of wiggly little beans who have a head full of gorgeous hair and zero patience for combs. Whether your baby is a boy orContinue reading “No Tears: Taking Care of Baby’s Hair (Without Tearing Yours Out)”