Everyday I see people on IG on the explore page who have followers in the 5 digits and up, and I am so clueless as to who these people are or what they do. I scroll through their pages and from pic to pic, I am even more confused. This whole new era of people … Continue reading You have 10k+ Followers, but Who are You and What Do You Do?
It doesn't typically snow in Houston, in fact it's been about 9-10 years since the last time it snowed. I woke up Friday morning to the ground, trees, cars and rooftops covered in a white powder. Surely this was not Houston. The snow was beautiful while it lasted. Within a few hours of the sky … Continue reading The Snow Has Fallen…
I was listening to a podcast the other day (Minimalist Moms) and they were talking about minimalism and spirituality. I consider myself a spiritual person and that more so came to light after my transition to being vegan. When you realize that all these animal products, processed foods and fake foods are not needed to … Continue reading Veganism, Minimalism, and Spirituality
Since I've been pregnant, you have been projecting your opinions and oppositions at me. It's like once women have had children, they always feel like experts, but that's not the case. Not every woman is the same, nor is every birth or pregnancy. Just because I choose to have a different birthing experience than you, … Continue reading Dear Bitter Moms
I have been searching and searching for months to find a midwife (specifically a black one) to deliver my baby. I have always been interested in a water birth and I have seen hundreds of videos. Yesterday (November 20) I met with Afua Hassan, owner of The Birthing Place, in Houston, Tx. Soon as I … Continue reading Midwife and Water Birth
I can't believe it has already been four years that I have adopted a plant based lifestyle. I remember like it was just yesterday (it was actually last Friday that made 4 years, November 17). It was right before the thanks-for-killing-millions-of-Indians break, and I was so sick. I had spent the weekend in Huntsville, Texas, … Continue reading 4 Years Vegan!!
I am finally out of the first trimester and I could not be happier. The extreme nausea, no appetite, fatigue like no other, just not feeling like myself. Hunger pains were torture and there were only certain foods that I could eat. Now that I am in the second trimester, all of that has gone … Continue reading First Trimester is Over!!!
I came across this Instagram page when I searched #blackteachers and #blackeducators. A whole page dedicated to black female educators! I am all about black women empowerment. It is something that is near and dear, simply because I too am a black female educator. I am in my second year teaching and I love working … Continue reading Black Girls Teach
You read that right. There's a vegan bun in the oven and I couldn't be more excited. As I finish up my first trimester, here's how things went. When I found out I was pregnant, I was numb. I did not want kids and finding out you're pregnant and not married or in a relationship, … Continue reading A Vegan Baby, Arriving Soon!
This week was a week of firsts for me. Due to hurricane Harvey, we had to start school two weeks later. Just wrapped up the first week and I feel like I've really gotten a feel for all 70 of my students and we have gotten into sort of a routine. Now it's time to … Continue reading First Week of School | First Adult Purchase
I was talking to my cousin on Saturday about the goals I had written down in 2016, that had come to fruition in 2017. As I was talking about my goals, she started talking about some things that she had written down that came true, and she then realized that she had been writing down … Continue reading Monday Motivation
It is finally September (1 month and 5 days until I am 29!), and the leaves are changing, as is the weather. Pumpkin spice everything is filling store shelves, and the air. Fall has always been my favorite time of year in Houston, simply because we actually have Fall weather. Aside from Summer, we … Continue reading It’s Beginning to Feel a lot like Fall
In my last post on the storm, I talked about how grateful I was that it did not damage my parent's house. Today, I was finally able to go home to see that there was no damage done to my apartment. I stopped watching the news because it became so heartbreaking to see how much … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey: The Disaster of a Lifetime & How You Can Help
Living in Houston, or Texas for that matter, hurricanes and tornadoes are inevitable. This past weekend, we experienced hurricane Harvey. What started as a tropical storm, turned into something catastrophic for many. At landfall it had strengthened to a category 4 hurricane and ripped through Corpus Christi and stalled over San Antonio and Austin. It … Continue reading Harvey, No, Not Steve
I think back on the days as a child going to church every Wednesday and Sunday, going to bible study, vacation bible school and everything else that meant having to go to church. Growing up in a Black household, majority of us did not have a choice in whether or not we went to church. … Continue reading My Spirituality
This was probably the best yoga experience I have ever had. Trap music and yoga? It gets no better than that!! Trap Yoga Bae, Britteney, was freaking amazing. We started with Bodak Yellow by Cardi B and ended with Rake It Ip by Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj. I have a ratchet side that I … Continue reading Trap Yoga
Located off W Gray, this juice bar is so amazing and I love the atmosphere. I had been there once before. I ordered the Pink Starbust juice and a Buddha bowl. Both were absolutely amazing. The juice really tasted like candy and the kick from the ginger was perfect. The Buddha bowl was a curry … Continue reading Nourish Juice Bar
I don't typically go into Houston that often because I hate the traffic and it's a helluva commute but when I saw this event was in The Heights, and that's fairly close to me, I was down. It's located off 24th street and it's a fairly small venue with a backyard patio. I actually only … Continue reading Vegan Tamales and Cupcakes @ Dan Electro’s
https://youtu.be/qscoK1lu4gU Blogging Nowadays it seems like blogging and vlogging are all the rage. Everyone wants to be a blogger and everyone wants to be a vlogger. I however stumbled onto this journey about 7 years ago as a requirement for one of my journalism classes in college. I knew I always wanted to be a … Continue reading Why & How I Got into Blogging/Vlogging
This past weekend I did a mini tour of Austin's vegan scene. I had an amazing time. I have made several posts on the things I did, but I wanted to come on here and make a compilation post. I will also be linking to each individual post. The first thing I did when … Continue reading My Trip to Austin, Tx | June 23-25
It's July 1 and that means we are officially done with he first half of the year. I can't believe it is already July. Felt like just yesterday was December 31. I'm so excited about the second half of the year and all that I have accomplished. I've paid off some debts, passed my teacher … Continue reading Welcome to the Second Half of the Year!
https://youtu.be/8_cyRZNYtIY I am not a product junkie, therefore I don't typically go out and buy products for my hair. I normally use the Aussie Mega Moist shampoo and conditioner and pre-poo my hair with coconut oil the night before. However, I have been binge watching wash day routines and figured it was maybe time to … Continue reading Proclaim Professional Care: Review and Wash Day Routine
I had quite an interesting conversation with a friend earlier today, a very close guy friend. He made me realize something about the kind of man I should be with. Aside from him being black, vegan, pro-black, conscious and plays no games, I also need someone who suits me, someone who is just as big … Continue reading The Perfect Mate
I was out with my mom shopping one day and we pulled up in a strip to go to Ross. Low and behold, I see my favorite place to be, where the words float around, ambushing me as I walk through the door, you guessed it, or maybe not, Barnes & Noble. This bookstore is … Continue reading Introversion does not Equate to Antisocial, and Other Misconceptions
I temporarily disabled my account today on IG to really evaluate what I want my page to be about and what I want to share with people. I don't really share things in my personal life. It seems as of lately that so many people I come across on social media, take it seriously. I'll … Continue reading Social Media: Relationships (Platonic and Romantic)
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 … Continue reading Detox Day 5 and Final Thoughts
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 … Continue reading Day 4 Detox
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 … Continue reading Detox Day 3