It’s still February which means it’s STILL BLACK HISTORY MONTH! Today, I want to highlight Tiffany Shawntay (@errybodylovestiff on IG). Tiffany is a 34-year-old graduate of the historic HBCU Benedict College in Columbia, SC. Tiffany is an engaged mommy of two living in Brooklyn, NY. … Continue reading #28DaysOfBlackness: Hair & Thangs With Tiffany Shawntay
Happy Black History Month! As you all know, this month is all about Blackness and celebrating our Blackness together. I love this time of year because I believe it truly shines a spotlight on all the wonderful ways Black people contribute greatness to the world. … Continue reading #28DaysOfBlackness: Black Friends Dinner Podcast
Continuing with the magical 28 days of blackness this month , I want to take a quick minute to highlight Michela Wariebi, NYC based skin fairy and makeup genius. Michela is a beautiful Liberian and Nigerian Goddess that has worked her way through the entire … Continue reading #28DaysOfBlackness: Spotlight For Make-Up & Melanin
#METOO, Us too and her too! And her! And him! Not her though. SHE is black. Noone raped her. Noone hurt her. She’s just looking for a come up. How many times have black women come forward about assault and been treated like garbage? Accused … Continue reading #MeToo! Us Too! And Him! Just Not Her—She’s Black.
August is Activism month here on The Ideal Firestarter and I want to take this time to reach out to big women that are afraid to go out in public on their dates. I think it’s important to remind ourselves that we do not have to apologize … Continue reading Not Pretty For A Big Girl, Pretty Period: Advocating Body Positivity In a Size 0 World
Langston hughes wrote a poem that likened life to a river–deep in some spots, shallow in others. I believe we all can find one way or another to liken our lives up to now as a river. We all have ups and downs and … Continue reading I Get It From My Mama: Water, River & Life
I miss watching my Dad and my uncles play basketball together. Growing up, I saw my Dad and his brothers play ball all the time. They were loud. They were laughing trash-talkers. They won all the time. Sometimes, I’d get my whole life listening to … Continue reading We Are Family: Brothers, Remember the World Outside