Embracing My Individuality

Embracing My Individuality

“Why are you trying so hard to fit in, when you’re born to stand out?” – Oliver James Nearly 15 years ago, I made the decision to shave off all my hair despite knowing very well that I would be going against the grain and belief that a woman’s hair is her...
5 Reasons You Can Be Glad You’re Flawed

5 Reasons You Can Be Glad You’re Flawed

“All of you are perfect just as you are and you could use a little improvement.” - Shunryu Suzuki As long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with self improvement. I’ve tried many things over the years to do better, be better, or feel better.  When I was 8, I made...
Show Off Your Curls

Show Off Your Curls

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly try to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Growing up, I never had that sense of fitting in. I was always the tall, awkward chick with the curly hair. I was quiet and shy as a...
How Getting To Know Myself Changed My Life

How Getting To Know Myself Changed My Life

“You’re supposed to be the leading lady in your own life, for God’s sake!” ― Iris Simpkins, The Holiday (2006) At the age of 21, when I first decided that I wanted to work in a creative field, I quit my 8-month-old corporate job as a quality...