The beauty and taboo of self-love

A friend sent me a link to a post, which I can't find again now but will try to link to later, with an idea for giving friends the gift of self-love. Because I haven't given all of my girlfriends the gift yet and I can't find the link to give credit to the person… Continue reading The beauty and taboo of self-love

Mi Vida Loca

Just sitting on the corner of awesome and bomdiggity… [video]

Recently I asked a couple of close friends if they thought my blog posts were getting depressing. They didn't say no, but they didn't say yes. They said I probably needed to do a bit of therapeutic introspection. I thought they had a good point, but... So I thought, I need to change things up,… Continue reading Just sitting on the corner of awesome and bomdiggity…

Pretty on the Outside

Love letter to my body

I sat in the semi-crowded train a few days ago, oblivious to the people around me, trying to send a text before we went underground. Text message sent, still above ground, I  looked up and realized that people were staring in my direction. I looked down, and I saw my cleavage. Feeling a bit of discomfort… Continue reading Love letter to my body

Pretty on the Outside

WE are all more beautiful than we think, you better ask somebody [video]

I rarely wear my hair in its natural partly curly, partly wavy, state. I can never rely on how it will turn out. I don't have the beautiful kind of curls and waves that my sisters have, but I know that when it's straight, I have other people envy. But this morning, after a night… Continue reading WE are all more beautiful than we think, you better ask somebody 

Seriously Though

Teach our daughters well

This morning, as I walked the few feet from the door of the coffee shop to the bus stop, I heard a woman’s voice yelling some vile and vicious things. In that neighborhood, waiting for that bus, someone yelling obscenities into a phone is a regular occurrence so I thought nothing of it. Most days,… Continue reading Teach our daughters well