Embracing the swirl: Interracial dating

Let's just address the elephant in the room: interracial dating. It's something, I'm sure, we've all either thought about or participated in ourselves. And typically I do not like to address harder issues in this lifestyle blog and prefer to stay on the lighter side of things, but it's something that is definitely relevant in …

‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’

Music just isn’t what it used to be. During the holidays, I take plenty of road trips driving back and forth between New York and Ohio. All in all, I spend a lot of time on the road alone. So, I enjoy playing music that I can sing to, something that makes my heart warm. This …

How ‘insecure’ can we be?

Thanks to filmmaker Issa Rae, Insecure has emerged as a go-to show that I love for its accuracy on millennials, relationships, and especially current black culture. We see the protagonist trying to find herself while battling woes of many 20-somethings: excelling in her career, being at odds with her best friends, finding a place in …

Settling for Less

Plenty of times as a woman in my later-20s, my friends and I have the scary talk about settling with our love lives. I have heard my friends mention or complain or try to understand the universe's will. Maybe it depends overall on our career choices, or where we are physically in our lives. We see others and their …

I’m Not Your Other Woman

Being the other woman is bullshit. It's bullshit because you're better than that and you never even asked for it. But isn't that how it always goes? Some dateship, courtship, relationship with a guy who you didn't really see having anything, minding your own business and then he approaches you with his testosterone blah-blah-bullshit and …