13 Reasons Why: There are Always Signs of Suicide

I finished watching 13 Reasons Why, finally. I have so many thoughts and emotions about it because when I was in high school, we didn’t have to deal with the things the kids are dealing with in the show or what the kids are dealing with today. I was in high school when social media…

Detox Day 5 and Final Thoughts

Friday was my last day of my detox and I got so busy preparing for Saturday that I forgot to post. I broke my fast that morning with my chia seed pudding. It was amazing. I made hemp milk for the first time and it went amazingly in my pudding. For lunch I had guacamole…

Day 4 Detox

This morning I was super hungry but I had my smoothie and went about my business. I had a second smoothie for lunch and then for dinner my last juice. Did not experience strong bowel movements, kind of back to normal. I will be easing off my fast tomorrow starting with chia seed pudding. The…

Detox Day 3

Morning: for whatever reason I woke up at midnight. I went to sleep at 8:30 and woke up at midnight, wide awake. I stayed up until about 3:30 then went to sleep. When I woke up at 5:15 and felt groggy. I drank a juice and took my chlorella and spirulina. Again, like yesterday and…

Detox Day 2

Morning: I woke up with a slight tickle in my throat and sneezed throughout the morning. Not sure if that’s a side effect but whatever. I feel like I’m on cloud 9 right now, as if I’ve smoked some good marijuana, and I’ve never smoked a day in my life. I feel less irritable and…

Detox Day 1

Morning: When I woke up, I began drinking my first juice, taking my chlorella and spirulina tablets. I got an instant boost of energy. My juice contained kale, spinach, Swiss chard, rutabaga, cucumbers, apples, moringa, and black walnut oil. I had had a bowel movement before drinking the juice. I drank it throughout getting ready,…

It’s Okay to be Uncertain…Just Don’t Stay There

Uncertainty seems to be the bulk of my stress and worries. Where will I be next year? Am I making the right decisions for my future? Will I be a bestselling author by the end of the year? Will I ever fall in love and have kids? How much longer will I be single? Will…

Staying on Track in 2017

I set out to accomplish many things this year, as have many of you I’m sure. Staying the course of these goals can sometimes be quite difficult, depending on what kind of goals you have, and if they should be long- or short-term goals. Often times, we mistakenly set long-term goals as our short-term goals,…

Black Mental Health

I was talking to a friend a couple days ago about something that he was going through and we got on the subject of Black people seeking professional help. What also brought this to my mind is the recent incidents with Kanye West. Now I am not saying that he does or doesn’t have mental…

How Soon Is Too Soon?

Have you ever started talking to someone and realized that you were in love with them and it was only based off of their conversation? You’ve never met this person but you knew that they were the one you had been waiting for all of your life? You had spoken this person into the universe,…

Daily Affirmations

I have many post its of affirmations on my bathroom mirror. They are things I tell myself every morning. Sometimes I need a reminder of things because I don’t hear them often from other people (not going into detail about what notes say). I wrote these notes because I was reading a book (when am I…

Just Touch Me

Just Touch Me Growing up without a father and a non affectionate stepfather, caused for some rough relationships and major promiscuity. In high school I had one boyfriend and in college I had one boyfriend. In between time, I had many sexual partners, because my body craved the touch of a man. Sex was the…

Black Girls Mental Health

I came across this IG page, @blackgirlsmh, and I was blown away that there is a page like that. In the Black community, there is a huge thing about seeking professional help. Growing up we are told that as Black women, we don’t have issues and we are to get over it. Black men from…

What Am I Doing With My Life?

I know I can’t be the only person who asks themselves this. I ask myself this all the time and I never receive an answer, until now. I have spent most of my adult life mad and beating myself up over things that I can’t change. Here are some things that I have been doing…

Simply Vegan: A Guide for Newbies & the Curious

My book finally came out last Friday and I am excited! I have gotten great feedback and it has been doing well. If you haven’t gotten yours, please do so. It is in the side bar to the right. This book has so much information like recipes, a meal plan, shopping list, staple items, books…

I’m a Coon

A while ago, I posted the video above and it got some great feedback. A few days ago, I got a message from someone saying that I was a coon for relating human slavery to animal suffering. I wasn’t offended by the comment whatsoever but it was more so the ignorance of how it was…

Breasts & Bras: The Stupidity

WATCH VIDEO FIRST I hate bras. They are uncomfortable, unreasonable and stupid. My ancestors didn’t wear bras or underwear (neither do I, on the latter part). Underwear and bras are European ideologies that were forced upon my people. Let me stop ranting. As you can see from the video, I don’t wear the typical kind…

Being Clothes Free is Black Culture

White people have been appropriating Black culture for forever and a day and I’m so sick of it. Though I am proud of the fact that many of my people are waking up and noticing what’s going on and taking our culture back. Sadly, there is one part of our culture that black people aren’t…

The Truth About Your Chicken Dinner

​​ Let’s Raise Awareness’s IG page is full of information that we all need to know. For many of you who eat chicken, this is what really happens. This is also what happens to other animals you eat. There is no humane way to kill something and there’s no humane way that the meat got…

The Truth About Your Milk

​​ I saw this video on Instagram and I wanted to share it with you all. Nobody thinks about where their dairy milk comes from and the reality of how it got on the shelf. I know this video was hard to watch but it is the truth of how cow’s milk gets into the…

Mind+Body+Soul Monday: Black Women Control Food

In the Black community, whose food do we always relish over? That of our mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, aunties, etc. Basically, a Black woman. As Black women, we are the soul creators of delicious food in our community. We do the grocery shopping, preparing and cooking. We have the health of our families in our hands….

#MBSM: Racism and Speciesism

When it comes to the discrimination of other beings, it isn’t just Black people on the other side of these thoughts and acts. Animals are also discriminated against and thought of as unintelligent. Black people and animals are looked upon as the same by white people and have been since before slavery. Why? Because Black…

Mind, Body & Soul Monday: Human Slavery & The Abuse of Animals

WATCH VIDEO FIRST. I know this is a very touchy subject, especially this early on a Monday morning, but it is something that I have to speak on in order to get my people to understand that eating meat symbolizes the abuse, torture, rape and death that our ancestors went through as slaves and Native Americans…

Mind Body & Soul Monday: Get Your Mind Right

WATCH VIDEO FIRST AS TO NOT BE CONFUSED! Several ways to “get your mind right”: Meditation – this requires a lot of self discipline and self control, for sitting still for extended periods of time, is exceedingly difficult for many people. Meditation allows you to feel things you don’t want to feel, think things you…

Having the Flu

I have never had the flu so this was all a shock to me when I woke up Saturday morning feeling like crap. I was coughing, my body was aching and I felt like someone was constantly hitting me with bags of potatoes. But that was nothing compared to when I woke up Sunday morning….

Hypocrisy v. Prejudgement

hypocrisy – n. the behavior of people that do things that they tell others to do or not to do. prejudge – v. to make a conscious decision that something is so based on your own understanding, before getting all the facts and complete, factual understanding. Before I begin, I will admit that I am…

Living Simply

As many of you may know, or not, I have been talking about tiny homes and minimalistic, sustainable living. I am very frugal and I don’t like having a lot of things or really expensive things. I like having a simple life where I’m not trying to impress people. I’m vegan, I wear sundresses or…