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The Black Butterfly: Morgan Matthews

The Black Butterfly: Morgan Matthews

In 10th grade in Decatur, GA at Cedar Grove High School, there was 1 person that would light up my world. She was my best friend and was a goal setting, achieving, humble, loyal and beautiful person. At the time, there was one word she would never ever describe herself as: beautiful. As a dark skinned, curly, natural hair (pre Shea Moisture, CURLS, etc.) and athletic built, she would often get passed up before the fair skinned, curvy girls. But today it's a different world! Lupita is damn near President, natural hair is the new standard and darker tones are...

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Pack Light: Understanding Summer Skincare for Melanin

Pack Light: Understanding Summer Skincare for Melanin

  Sweaty t-zones, blackhead build up, runny makeup are just some of the horrors that drastic summer heat can bring. As I write this I am listening to a report about how this summer will be one of Houston’s hottest summers and can I say how I am NOT ready for that intensity, but my skin is! I’m sharing some tips and tricks to use when the weather is warming up to help my skin to stay clear of dead skin, built up pores and crazy breakouts. Check it out below! Let’s talk lifestyle. While I know we are all...

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Hyperpigementation & How to Get Rid of It!

Hyperpigementation & How to Get Rid of It!

Sugar scrubs, glycolic acid, peels, masks, there's all kinds of products out there that claim to address hyperpigmentation. But what is hyperpigmentation?  Hyperpigmentation is a very common (typically harmless) condition that causes patches of skin to become darker than the surrounding normal skin. This will occur when there's an increased amount of melanin forms in the skin. Hyperpigmentation is most common in people who have darker skin tones, who also spends a lot of time in the sun because UV rays stimulate melanocytes which produce pigment or melanin.   Types of Hyperpigmentation  Epidermal is light brown spots, not as dense as...

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How I Am Determined to Prevent Cervical Cancer & Ovarian Cancer

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How I Am Determined to Prevent Cervical Cancer & Ovarian Cancer

  In the true spirit of honesty, the possibility of my health failing is enough to scare me. Just thinking about all the ways my body could take a random, terrible turn for the worse is enough to send me to tears. As an ode to how much I love myself, I wanted to master my emotions by having a game plan on how I would make myself feel better when overwhelmed by fear (of something that wasn't even happening.)   ACTION. I have learned from millions of almost heart attacks (or excessive, unnecessary panicking) that taking actions, seeking clarity and...

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Owning Your Queendom: Holding Your Crown

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Owning Your Queendom: Holding Your Crown

At times I can hear the word Queen thrown around and a part of me is incredibly proud to know that we as women are more comfortable with celebrating ourselves (and one another) regularly. However, I am not sure that all of us are taking full ownership of our Queendom. While everyone’s womanhood will not look the same, being a Queen that lives with harmony, balance and in a glow in the 21st century requires very similar things. Below are some of the actions that I take in my own pursuit of achieving my best life as Queen. This is...

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