note to self // do you, boo boo

Every time I do something for myself without asking for permission or worrying about someone else's response, it feels like taking my socks and bra off at the end of a long day (seriously one of the best feelings ever). It's like pulling out all the bobby pins and letting my hair breathe. It's like…

I wear my hair natural

  I wear my hair natural for the girls who miss out on jumping carelessly into the water, dancing in the rain, and standing under the showerhead. I wear my hair natural for the girls who learned about straighteners and heat protectant sprays before they learned about satin pillowcases and co-washes and castor oil. I…

living my best life | an open letter to myself

  do not choose the lesser life. do you hear me. do you hear me.  choose the life that is. yours. the life that is seducing your lungs. that is dripping down your chin. –nayyirah waheed Dear Abbey, Don't let anything hold you back. In you, I see the dancing flames of a burning fire.…

hello, darling | an introduction

I'm still in the process of updating my blog and learning the ins and outs, but because I've been writing more lately, I figured now would be a good time to reintroduce myself. I recently journaled to some prompts that I found on Pinterest (what a wonderful thing). Although each of these questions inspired thought-out…