When I was younger, my Mom always told me never go anywhere alone: there’s strength in numbers. I knew better than to leave my drink alone at a party–years before … Continue reading Black History Needs Black Women. Protect Them. Protect Us.
Mary Mcleod Bethune (July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) was a Black teacher and humanitarian. However, our ancestral auntie is best known for starting a private school for … Continue reading The Boldness Of One Black, Female Teacher: The Legacy Of Mary McLeod Bethune
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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading Not Pretty For A Big Girl, Pretty Period: Advocating Body Positivity In a Size 0 World