Once upon a time at the age of 25 I had a revelation. I was lying on a perfectly white “linen-ed” bedspread, flat on my belly with my hands and feet spread to the ends of all of it. My face pressed into the perfect pillow, my eyes opening like a little newborn duckling ever… Continue reading Freedom//The Blank Page
***All italicized lines in this article are taken directly from Beyonce's new album, "Lemonade", her single, "Runnin" and from Ms. Warshan Shire's poem, "the unbearable weight of staying." This is my mixtape. I recently listened to a podcast that buried my desire to date and re-birthed my imagination. The closest feeling I could come up… Continue reading B-Vault: Why I Gave Up Dating (A Lemonade remix, made from scratch)
In honor of March 8th: A Day Without a Woman and International Woman’s Day I want to talk about the Beyonce Paradox: Watching a Beyonce Dream in a less than Beyonce World. ***Can I just tell you how in love I am with today? As I am typing this and drinking my beer, Independent Women… Continue reading 9-5: Always stay gracious. Best revenge is your paper: The Beyonce Paradox
***A commercial break from the current hateration to spread the love of your fashion reinvention because on Fridays we wear our BEYst outfits*** This is for all the girls who take 45 minutes to get ready. Who are so reckless in their dresses. This is for all the girls who've never been able to make… Continue reading 45 Minutes//On Fridays We Celebrate Where We Come From
I want to preface this article by saying I am really writing these words for myself. I need to hear and heed my own advice. I need this spoonful of my own medicine. Last night I was preparing for my annual Tuesday dance class. I knew that I needed to go. I can just tell.… Continue reading Code Blue//What the Obama’s can teach us about grief.
Here’s hoping you roll up to a sprint store like this: And not like this: But if you leave looking like a broken hearted girl see below. Most of us carry on with our every day lives, under the assumption that we’re decent law abiding citizens. We pay our taxes, look both ways when crossing… Continue reading B-Vault//808: My Bey Playlist for the girl about to cry in Sprint. I see you.
Ladies and Gentleman, Melissa Harris Perry: She slays. All Day. This GIF above was taken from a now famous segment on her live show on MSNBC which has since been taken off the network. A story worth telling, however, I do not want to focus on that today (you can hear MHP talk about this… Continue reading Freedom//Melissa Harris Perry & Beyonce Slay Us into 2017
When I'm on a date its inevitable that Beyonce will somehow sneak her way into the conversation. Whether it’s the date I made watch Lemonade (his response: Damn Jay-Z) or the time I thought the bartender called me Beyonce (he actually just said the word ambiance…I don’t know anymore) but this time it was: Why Beyonce… Continue reading B-Vault: Beyonce and Catcalling
I can't properly talk about all things Bey Fashion without introducing the man behind the vision:Ty Hunter. As if Ty Hunter needs any shoutout from me BUT Ty Hunter is in CHI CITY PEOPLE this very moment. According to the Insta (@tytryone) he's filming for the Steve Harvey show set to air December 12th and again in January.… Continue reading 45 Minutes: Beyonce’s Stylist//Ty Hunter in the CHI
Oh Tequila…you nasty…nasty woman. Ok kids, so when you are really poor and your non profit job decides to eliminate your position after six months of telling you there was a possibility of going full time, you do things that you wouldn’t under “normal” circumstances do. Like get paid to be berated by customers (also… Continue reading 9-5: That time you spill a pitcher of margaritas on someone who doesn’t drink on opening night of *said* restaurant.