So some of you may be wondering why I've been MIA these past few months. For those of you who follow me on Instagram and Snapchat, then you know I was pregnant for most of 2016 and to be honest I was just lazy af. I was tired ALL THE TIME (which I ended up finding out was due to anemia). Don't get me wrong I enjoyed my pregnancy and didn't encounter any major issues. But my son is here now and I'm so much more focused on doing what makes me happy. A lot of people have been asking me about my labor and delivery and I'm thinking about doing a video on it since that's a whole nother topic. For me, 2017 is the year of growth mentally, spiritually, financially, and even physically. I hope you guys will continue to support me as I enter this next phase in life more focused than I've ever been!
I don't think I've ever been more hurt and saddened than I am now. And what gets to me the most is this could've easily been me, or my mother, or one of my sisters. This story broke my heart and actually put a little fear in me. It's disgusts me how this woman was treated and sadly she will not be the last person this happens to. A project founded by The Guardian reported that, as of June, more than 500 people have been killed by police. At the current rate, that number will double by the end of 2015. Sandra Bland's story opened my eyes and touched my heart like no other. And I, just like everyone else, is wondering what happened to Sandra Bland? R.I.P.
As weird as this sounds (and some would say disgusting), I recently came across an interview via dazeddigital.com about a 23 year old woman who sells her USED underwear online. This is no Orange is the New Black type ish, this is real life! For some reason I find this interesting and creative as hell. #dontjudgeme but I can't knock anyone's hustle. Read the interview and tell me what you think!
Kalief Browder, a young man from New York City who had gained national renown in recent years as a symbol of America's broken criminal justice system, took his own life this weekend, according to a report from The New Yorker. He was 22.
Browder was just 16 years old in 2010 when he was sent to New York's notorious Rikers Island jail on a robbery charge that would ultimately be dismissed. He ended up spending three years at the facility, despite not having been convicted of a crime. When he wasn’t in solitary confinement -- where he spent an accumulated two years -- he faced unspeakable violence at the hands of guards and fellow inmates. . .
This story is disturbing and extremely heartbreaking. My heart literally hurt while reading his story and watching his interview. What's even more disturbing is that there are so many other cases where people are held for months and even years in jail without convictions or even trial dates. This, however, is an extreme and completely avoidable case that shows just how f*cked up our system is and unfortunately resulted in the untimely death of an innocent young man. My condolences to his family and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
To read the entire story and interview click the link below:
If you follow me on Instagram or know me in real life then you know how I feel about this woman. She is a musical legend, a style icon, and not to mention super gorgeous with a beautiful soul. She's a queen in my eyes and even 20 years after her death she still deserves recognition. Recently, a petition was started to get M.A.C. cosmetics to create a limited edition line in honor of Selena. I think this would be amazing if it actually happened. So if you love her as much as I do, click the link below to sign the petition.
Petition for Selena by M.A.C.