• Real Creative

    Lately, I’ve been feeling Real Creative

    If you’ve been following my creative journey so far, you may know I’m thoroughly involved in Director Fresh Productions and Director Fresh Flicks. It all began with me helping behind the scenes in the creation of The Kickback, to then being casted in The Kickback just because Director Fresh needed to find someone quick to help fill a role, and then coordinating the first ever premiere of a Director Fresh Flick. Well, let’s just say that from there, my involvement in the small film industry has grown expeditiously. I could go on about what all I do for Director Fresh Productions and Director Fresh Flicks, but I want to unpack…

  • Real Life

    With No Warning

    The weight of what would become 2020 hit me with no warning. I’m someone who thrives with a full plate and productivity, with a full schedule to keep me on track. When March 2020 came about and the world shut down, I was not mentally prepared to continue “thriving”. The truth is, I was burnt out. March 2020 forced me to take the time to look in the mirror, better myself from my core, and address the reasonings behind the “why” I’m “always busy”. I thought I was sinking into enjoying having nothing to do but wait for the world to open again, but, in reality, I was spiraling. I…

  • Hair & Beauty

    Natural, or Nah?

    Natural, or Nah: A discussion on the controversies within the natural hair community. Natural vs Relaxed. Professional vs Unkempt. Curls vs Coils. A variety of questions (with related links in pink), this article is a prelude to my first event for Shalin’s 10 Cents. Scroll to the bottom for all the details. Hope to see you there!

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    Inspire to Be Inspired

    True Story: As I’m sitting at my favorite sushi bar treating myself to a few rolls, a friendly stranger asked me if I was in school. Naturally this led to him finding out I’m an engineer amongst other things, but what stuck out is that he set his chopsticks down to sincerely tell me to keep pushing and doing what I’m doing, because there are children out there that look like me that need to see that they can also be where I am in life. All I have to say is it’s crazy how God perfectly aligns people to interact with you throughout the day. I needed that conversation…

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    Love and Nurture Your Body at Every Stage of Its Journey

    I began taking my weight seriously about 4 years ago after my doctor told me I was pre-diabetic. As soon as I heard that jolt of reality. I buckled down and put in the hard work to shed the weight. What I find is rarely talked about is the mental journey that coincides with weight loss. Surely, losing weight automatically grants confidence, right? WRONG! At least it was for me.