What is my curl type?- Curly Q (&A)’s

Welcome to my first blog post of my new and improved ~Curly Girl Blog~. Let me explain a little bit about myself for the SEO boost (and because I want you to know why I care). I am a 20 year old mixed (black and white) natural hair human. I have been natural since I…

New Year, New Blog, Same Me

Hello, internet. It’s me again. It’s that time of the year- “New Year, New ME!!!” time. Are you ready for a packed gym, higher produce prices, and extra people trying to do good things because they believe that THIS is their year? Yeah, me neither. This year, my biggest ~online~ resolution is to find a…

Being a Rainbow Baby

I never really knew what a rainbow baby was until about a year ago. For those of you who don’t know, a “rainbow baby” is a term used to describe a baby born shortly after the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or death during infancy. I became a rainbow baby on March…

When Life Comes At You Fast

Sometimes life comes at you fast. This can be especially startling if you plan every single second of your life out, you love plans and being prepared, and your name is Mary Carter. If this is the case, and life comes at you fast, everything might seem like it’s falling down around you and like…

On Being Twenty in 2017- a rant piece

We can do nothing about the outside happenings- things that go on outside of our sphere of influence. We can do something about how we react to them. We can change how much energy we put into the things that won’t change no matter what- if we take that energy and put it into creating a better life, how much greater would our day be?

Twenty and Broke and Tired

I know now that in order to be thirty and flirty and thriving, I must first be twenty and broke and tired.

The Little Things

As you snuggle in your bed in your new Christmas jammies, don’t forget to thank the universe for letting all of the pieces how they have fallen. (Or God, or your gods, or whoever/whatever you believe in) Way too many times, we forget and get caught up in the every day hustle and bustle of…

An Apology Letter to my Hair

Dear Hair, I love you, for what you are. We’ve had a rough relationship, and I know that I haven’t always been appreciative of you, but the truth is, we go together perfectly and I’m so grateful of you.  I’m sorry I didn’t know how to deal with you in middle school so I relaxed…

The New American Dream

If we never speak up and say what we need to say to the people who can do something about it, we will never see the change we deserve.

A Modern Day Civil War- A Thought Piece

Tonight I had the privilege of attending a guest lecture by the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Stephen Henderson. In the lecture, Henderson, a Detroit native, discussed being black in America and the idea of American narratives playing a part in the unrest we see on the news every week. What sparked my interest, however, was…