Recently, I saw a post on Twitter with a list of about thirty different traditional Caribbean dishes with the caption “How Caribbean are you?” Each dish had one point next to it, and the purpose was to count up how many points you have for each dish that you don’t eat. After I finished counting… […]
The first time that I ever traveled was for my second grade class trip to Sacramento, CA. I remember getting to the airport and feeling so tiny standing near baggage claim — but also extremely curious about everything around me. Around that time is also when I first started to notice the excitement my Dad felt whenever […]
Revisiting my family’s recipes allowed me to fall back in love with my lineage and the familial bonds I share with my loved ones.
Preserving culture rests on the shoulders of artists. No matter the kind, whether orators, painters or designers, the stories that we tell create the culture that we embrace. It’s not created in department stores or on runways – it’s in our DNA, our hair, our skin, our homes and our places of worship. We have […]
Black women deserve to feel magical. Because we are. We’re beautiful, intelligent, resilient, and boundless. We’re also no strangers to hatred— for centuries, the world has been built around anti-Blackness, which befalls Black women in unique ways because of patriarchal oppression. The resistance to this intersectional subjugation has resulted in cultural moments like the Black Girl […]
When it comes to trends, whether in beauty or fashion, Black women have always been the blueprint. We’ve created and worn styles worthy of runways far before we ever gained access to them. Black woman designers are continuing to set the tone for what’s fashionable while centering their cultures and identities. And, increased access via their social […]