Self-Care is so much more than bubble baths and meditation. Self-care is about balance. It’s about keeping your mind, body and spirit in total alignment. It was great to be busy and productive but I also had to remember to stop and enjoy my life.Read More
Black Bloggers United is an organization that supports black content creators, through webinars, workshops and connects bloggers with companies and brands to assist them in their growth and success. BBU currently has over 800 members in 70 countries and branches in 13 Cities in North America. BBU was created with the intention to highlight black content creators and has served as a resource for information as well as a way to connect black bloggers to one another. Chicago is home to a unmatched level of creativity and content creators are telling the stories. From every niche and market: food, fashion, music, lifestyle, wellness, fitness, business, and inspiration, Chicago content creators are promoting brands, ideas, selling and endorsing products, hosting events and sharing their experiences with their respective audience.
I’m pleased to announce that I will be joining the Black Bloggers United Team, as the Co-Regional Director. Chrishelle Monet and I are excited to head the Chicago branch of BBU. Together we look forward to connecting and engaging with fellow bloggers, podcasters and vloggers for the Chicago and Chicagoland Area. Our 1st official event is January 28th at the Soho House. We encourage all content creators to come out and get to know us and see what BBU is all about. Our goal is to bring black content creators together, work with companies and bridge the gap between the brands & the bloggers they want to work with. It’s a community that intends to build, encourage, collaborate and grow our respective brands…together.
I am thrilled to join in this new role and look forward to working with my fellow Chicagoland Content Creators going forward!
Until next time,
Take care of yourselves and one another!
As women, the love stories that shape our lives are often a deep ocean full of amazing moments of love, heartbreak, learning experiences and fond memories that we tend to bury deep inside, only sharing them in our private thoughts and journals. Playing to a packed house, Dhi Di brilliantly shared her story with vulnerability, humor and moments that had me fighting back tears. It was completely relatable as I listened to her share stories of love, loss, growth and maturity.Read More
Yesterday, I received a message that this blog, The Sum of Many Things had been nominated for a Blogger Recognition award. Special thanks to Meikko Love for nominating me. Check her blog out at www.iammeikkolove.com. I can’t tell you how much this nomination means to me and how “on time” it came. I have been in a place of doubt for the past week wondering if I’m impacting the lives of women with my content. This nomination is confirmation to me to keep being true to what I love. My heart lies with women, sisterhood and our complete healing. My desire is to create a safe space where women can speak freely, their emotions, their pain, their triumphs and victories without fear of unnecessary judgement by those who wish to place women in limiting boxes.Read More
They ask us if we hate ourselves
And the answer lingers
As if lost in a chasm of uncontained thought
We process and redress and re process
Our answer like perms
In beauty salons
And the images before us change color
With the help of New Growth and Revlon
And still there is silence
I refuse to believe we have lost the essence of who we are
The road we were once marching upon
Is now covered in blood stained tears of mothers
Begging for answersRead More
The fear is paralyzing, freezing my emotions and thoughts. My inner critic’s voice becomes louder in my head. “Who are you fooling? You’re 41. It’s too late for you. That time of following your dreams is over. You missed it, you have responsibilities now”. The kryptonite of self-doubt was trying to kill my dreams.Read More