2019: Year of Compatibility

I had to tough it out. Find stores of resilience in myself because no matter how inconvenient and painful, ultimately not one in that series of unfortunate events, would kill me. There’s something both empowering and disheartening in knowing that you can survive more

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Thanos Is Bae! *Spoilers 🚨

IDC IDC IDC! Say what you will about him but he’s witty, buff, and has a great smile! Plus he’s ALL ABOUT long term planning!

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#TBT Jamaica Carnival 2018 🇯🇲💃🏽

I love carnival. I love Soca. I am Jamaican 🇯🇲. It writes itself. In my lifelong carnival chase, it only makes sense that I went home one time for the one time. Aight, so boom! 💥 


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Happy Valentimes Day!

Love your self. Black, white, alone, in a relationship, sorta short, freckly or what have you.

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NSFW: World Erotic Art Museum

Impossible price tags, security guards, and patrons staring in consternation at inscrutably abstract “arts”. What do you think about when you hear the term “museum”?

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I’m Addicted to Instagram!

My Matrix is STILL Instagram. It has me firmly spinal cord pumping #FOMO and #fitspo directly into my brain. It simultaneously connects and isolates me. It binds us with tangible proof of our shared experiences, celebrates our differences in culture and cause; all the while discreetly creating clones. 📠

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#TBT Art Basel 2017

Do you like traffic 🚘? Overpriced Drinks 🍸? Tourists 📸? Constantly reminding you of how amazing it must be to live where you already live. “There’s so much art and culture, you must really love it here! 😒🙄 I’d move in a second if I could!” This year I focused on art: capturing, hearing, and […]

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TIRED of Being Broke: No Money, Mo Problems!

I get it. I’m a quasi-recent grad. I’m young. I “should” be broke. It’s expected. I devoted my first few years after graduation to service, and the non profit sector is so named for a reason. Got it. BUT I’m still broke. Still proportionately the same amount of broke.

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How To: Comic-con vs Carnival

We side-eye the traditions of other cultures and forget that essentially, we are all the same. We don our respective apparel, and forget that somewhere else, someone is preparing for a yearly shindig of their own. Mine is carnival.

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4 Lessons Adulting Has Taught Me!

Sometimes, adulthood is just making bad decisions (or ones that just feel bad) and sticking with them. Whether it’s seeing out a terrible job, paying all your bills early and leaving yourself nothing to live on, or eating lackluster Pinterest salads for the rest of the week. Sometimes you just have to suck it up to achieve your goal 🥅 !

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Boss Bae: Rickeya Pryor

What comes to mind when you think of custom printed invitations, hand-crafted memorabilia , and beautifully decorated venues? Well, after you read this, it should be a dedicated young black woman working steadfastly to make your moments exquisite! Celebrate Simply does just that!

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Lessons in Adulting: Imposter Syndrome

When you’re a baby, no one shames you for not speaking English. Or any language besides cooing and burbling. {Actually no one should shame anyone for not speaking English, but that’s neither here not there! Heck you, xenophobes!} So why is it that once you you pass through the invisible doorway to presumed adulthood, are we suddenly expected to know everything!

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Actor Bae: A Sip With Sexy

Quickly becoming a household name, this fresh and fine-faced young man poured from his heart and his cup. An evening with Issa Rae and Kofi Siriboe!

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Black Music Month!

This month will be a month-long list of songs and artists that mean something to me. Epitomizing black music and Black Music Month for Madam Rozé.

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FebYOUary Lesson #2: Don’t Hide!

Here goes something new. I’ll admit I was a little uncomfortable reacquainting myself with a camera. Knowing it would capture my new adult body a little less forgivingly. Knowing that I’m still writing and rewriting my definition of sexy on an etch-a-sketch.

Heck it!

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20-Something: Young Adults Seem Stuck

I’ve got a bad case of the twenty-somethings. Specifically the late twenties. There’s fire burning under my butt 🔥🍑, yet it’s too hot to feel. This book called out to me. Maybe Robin Marantz Henig has the answers. Maybe no one does. Read more…

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Levar Burton: Reading Rainbow Bae

If you’ve ever taken a look inside a book, you owe someone a “thank you”. That someone is LeVar Burton. For so many, on so many Saturdays, he and the Public Broadcast Station took us to far flung locales and caught us up in people and plots. LeVar Burton is a Time Lordt. Afro-futurism and Negus Passed all wrapped up into one chocolatey ageless package.

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TV Bae: Shonda Rhimes/Year of No

She’s old, and likes to lie. But in reading her humorous and heartfelt journey to self-fulfillment, I was inspired and reassured. If Shonda Rhimes, the inventor of Thursday nights can struggle and shine, so can I.

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After Irma. What Now?

Natural disasters, if not fatal, are often defining moments. Turning points. Do you muster the strength to start anew? What do you learn? How do you grow?

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I’m a Senior Citizen.

So, I’m 83 years old. Well, I feel like it. Although I’m sure that’s inaccurate. Octogenarians are probably full of as much zest as their feeble dusty bodies can muster. Grateful for every moment and looking forward to the next. Brimming with wisdom and contentment given all that they’ve seen. I am 26. Newly 26, and […]

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Part-Time Lover

How do you go from no hours a week to 40+? What’s the cheat code? Lot’s of bathroom breaks? Coffee?

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