Shopping while black brings about more anxiety for me than being behind the wheel of a car. Yes, I don’t drive – that’s a story for another day. The other day, I went into the local beauty supply store and walked around the aisles until I saw what I was looking for. A minute too long in the aisle, I was greeted by one of the workers asking if I needed help. I did not because, as I mentioned, I found what I needed but, something else caught my eye and I was reading the label when I was rudely interrupted.
Day two of the self-care challenge, go for a walk. Like my mother, in her pre-stroke days, walking was more than just an exercise, it was a mode of transportation.
“Self-care is how you take your power back.”– Lalah Delia I came across the yearly all women’s here we grow retreat after following self-care guru, Tara Pringle Jefferson on social media. As a now reformed subscription box hoarder, Tara’s Bloom Beautifully Box was a necessary want every other month. In another lifetime, I was even…
When Mo’Nique, Queen of Comedy in 2001, Oscar winner in 2010, asked that we support the boycott of Netflix because of low pay, I sat back and listened to her reasons. I read comments, tweets, blog posts and conversed with others about it all. And then Tracee Ellis Ross claimed that she too, Golden Globe winner, Emmy award nominated actress, is not being paid what she feels she is worth in comparison to a male counterpart who happens to also be an Executive Producer, on award winning comedy show, Black-ish. I again, listened, read and formed an opinion about what was going on.