Flexin my complexion


I can’t lie and say being a woman of darker complexion hasn’t come with a strong number of challenges. Internalized racism, hyper- sexualization, and microagressions are just a few of the issues I am faced with daily, just trying to navigate around town.

But this post isn’t going to be all about that. This post is a celebration of my melanin, of my skin. Black is so beautiful and it’s important to continue to repeat and exclaim this affirmation because the way this world is set up…we just don’t hear it enough.

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Happy birthday to me – over the hump

Just this past week I celebrated the birthday which officially put me in the “25+” category. As a newly minted 26 year old, I can’t decide if I’m excited, scared, or annoyed about: being 4 years away from 30, still trying to get the hang of this “adult” thing and the prospect of my metabolism dropping drastically. ofunneamaka ofunne

My mid twenties have definitely come out swinging. Learning to prosper and flourish as individual has been matched with being forced to learn how to quickly get over disappointments, fail forward, and become more self reliant. Read More

Learning how to be unapologetic

As I mentioned in my last post, moving to a new city, especially one like NYC, has been pretty hard on me. But, it has also forced me to grow in ways I never could have imagined.

One of those areas of growth revolves around self love, and that includes self appreciation, self understanding, and self awareness..because to put it simply, I have been spending a lot of time by myself. And slowly but surely, I have begun to understand that there are certain things about me that are just part of my personality and they probably aren’t going to change….and I shouldn’t have to apologize for it.

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A Night at the Museum

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Ok so these pictures were actually taken during the day, but you get the point. I was so excited about this Kehinde Wiley exhibit that I trekked all the way to the Brooklyn Museum in the morning, before class, just to see it. It’s nice to be able to stop and appreciate art and the creative process in contrast to the crazy hustle and bustle of New York City. Here are a few of the photos I took while I was there.

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