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For me, my life is centered around words. From novels, articles, and even my own written work. I love to share and contemplate new ideas in every space. On the Redefined blog i hope to share some of my view either personal or superficial around beauty, lifestyle, fashion, and womyn. I hope you will follow along and engage with me and my many ideas.

“Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. … Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them.”

Edwidge Danticat, “Create Dangerously”

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“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again.”

Sojourner Truth

Potentially Stuck: Black Women searching for potential

Potentially Stuck: Black Women searching for potential

It's no new phenomena that black women and love are two interacting variables. Of which love is one in which many people believe that black women can't successfully obtain. Black women, being the epitome of forgiveness and love, are characterized as being under deserving by not only other races but by black men. [ Sidebar: yes I will argue this because without a doubt in the most uncomfortable circumstances black women rise to the occasion to do the hard thing. This does not take away from...

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Grieving Me

Grieving Me

I cried today... I cried a hurt and abandoned cry. One that had been bouncing around my spirit waiting to be released. A cry that mourned for the loss of me. The undeniable cry of pain, loss, and unconscionable frustration. An acceptance cry of the fact that I lost me a while ago. somewhere in between the rise for self comfortably and grasped achievements. I was living my “best life”. Singing and stepping high with praises. My elevation; a process so maintained and awaited. I was steaming with...

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Hello 2019!

Hello 2019!

Stepping into 2019 I feel like I have a better understanding of self than I did walking into 2018. 2018 was a year of emotional awareness and accountability. I journeyed out thinking that I would progress within my career and hopefully mend a few relationships. That couldn't have been further from the result. 2018 has been a recovery year, I was redeveloping a new sense of me. Trying to understand that who I was, was no longer; and who I am now is completely different with different...

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Servin’ Body

Servin’ Body

In most elements, I am my most confident self, full of life and looking to add to it in any way possible. Yet like most women, I have my own insecurities. Personally, I have body image issues. Largely stemming from both familial ideas of what beauty is mixed with the public standard of beauty. Now don't get me wrong I am a very thick and curvy woman, with a great smile who can dress beyond measure. Although I have always been self-conscious when capturing full body photos. Simply because I...

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The Family Secret

The Family Secret

Family . . . socially is to be a structure and group of people who are supposed to be predisposed to nurture, educate, and protect those that are born into the lineage. Such a loaded term, that really carries the weight of what to some seems to be too much of a responsibility that many fail to live up to. Unfortunately when we run into those that lack such ownership of these responsibilities we are left in the trap of their dysfunction and despair; usually as children. The beginnings of...

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My name is . . .

My name is . . .

My name is not your sad excuse to pronounce each syllable It's not whatever stereotypical black name you can think of because ?black girl names? all sound the same. So no I don't understand what you are trying to say No, you can't call me by a shortened version of my name that you see fit My name is not some anecdote or punch line in you joke because you lack an understanding of Culture and kingdom that isn't ?United?. ? Your issue with my name is one that should never occur because like you;...

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