What better way to bring 2018 to a close than with another magazine cover!!! I was beyond excited when Beyond Fashion Magazine asked me to be their December cover star. This is my second magazine cover this year and my third overall. The wardrobe was amazing and the interview was one of my best yet.
I’m so happy and excited to share my latest cover! I’m the face of Truly Modern Beauty Magazine’s “Love Your Body” issue! This 39-page spread brings together 12 different people from various backgrounds and walks of life to share our experiences and encourage readers to see the beauty and strength in themselves, no mater who you are.
It’s taken me a lifetime but I think I’m finally beginning to love my hair in it’s natural state. I’m finally starting to see the unique and exquisite beauty in my golden kinks and coils. What I once tried to subdue, I’m letting flourish.
On Monday I conceptualized the idea and did the prop styling. On Tuesday I executed the idea, including the hair, makeup, and photography. On Wednesday I did the post production to bring the most out of the images that I could. Today I am publishing it. Sharing this departure from my normal style as my 100th post. An exploration of myself as the artist, the muse, and the canvas as a way to heal.
Anybody else feeling a little burnt out? Be it from the holidays or just life in general? With Christmas just behind us and New Years on the horizon I want to take some time out to remind you (and myself) about the importance of self-care.
Lately I’ve been feeling myself slipping. Stress from work combined with a bit of winter depression has been making me feel like a shell of myself. If you’ve been feeling this way too, don’t ignore it. This is our body’s way of asking for a little more attention focused inward.
On July 11th, Alessia Cara turned 20-years-old. But instead of making herself the focus, she gave us a gift. She released the music video for her third single “Scars To Your Beautiful” on Cosmopolitan.com. And in an instant, the world met a handful of individuals that while different in appearance, share similar stories of triumph over differences. And I was one of those people.
I just watched Jesse Williams‘ accept his 2016 Humanitarian Award from the BET Awards. I know I’m late. I purposely didn’t want to watch it until I knew I would be writing this piece because I wanted my reaction to be real, genuine, and in the moment.
In that moment, I could either remain silent and feel uncomfortable about myself and what was to come next or I could choose to be a unicorn. I chose to be a unicorn.
Do you guys remember when I said I wanted to open up more? Well I meant it and what I have for you now is a side of me that I’ve never before been so open about…until now.
New year, who dis?
I know I said here that I’m not into New Years Resolutions and I’m still not into the idea of them but I’m a sucker for goal-setting and self improvement and the start of a new year just feels like the right time to look at life, see where I’m at, and what I’d like to work on.