• 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.