Brand Poaching:​ Black Creatives and the Burden of Authenticity

Brand Poaching!  What it is and why it gets on my one last good nerve. Seriously though, it is often said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. That’s all well n’ good until someone totally rips your product or idea and fails to give you an ounce of credit. I have noticed this, particularly amongst black beauty brands and creatives. Here recently, Sephora, Moschino, and Beauty Guru Jeremey Scott collaborated to produce a line of cosmetic items that look eerily similar to “The Crayon Case” a brand owned…

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Abusive Partner Red Flags: Recognizing Them Early Can Save Your Life

Healthy relationships are indeed a beautiful thing. Once you experience one you can’t do anything but shake your head at the thought of all of the not so healthy ones you entertained. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, so I want to take a moment and discuss some abusive partner red flags. Recognizing them early can save your life. Dysfunction will have you thinking that certain behaviors are normal, when in fact they are not. Relationships can and do get complicated from time to time. So, the occasional argument or…

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La’Janeé…Next Chapter…

Hey Y’awl, I know many of you are getting ready to drive the boat at an HBCU Homecoming or sitting back and enjoying your Friday night. Either way, it’s the weekend and I know you have something planned. I wanted to check in with you. I haven’t said much since I released my #1 Kindle Amazon Best-Seller, Girl, Keep Going: Healing is now in Session. Honestly, a lot of good has happened since and I’m tryna manage my brand expansion. I mean, I can barely keep up. I’m excited and…

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[PHOTOS] New #KurvieKrush Lingerie Sets

If you haven’t been around, Kurvie Krush is the newest plus size lingerie boutique that is giving us kurvie baes all of the attention we need. From two piece lace and even thong sets, the fashion line is really giving us a variety of styles to choose from. Available from 1x-4x, we’re all gon’ be looking sexy round this bih! Check out the pieces below: Kurvie Lavender This lil’ piece of fashion here makes me feel so damn sexy. Chile, when I tell you I instantly think of sultry, seduction,…

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Domestic Violence: The Journey to Healing Is Often Long, but Worth It

Earlier in the week, I shared my story of domestic violence survival. This year I wanted to share a little more about my journey after the relationship. The phrase “the will to live” has really been on my mind a lot lately. For me it signifies that while everything in my life suggested that I should give up, I did not.  Surviving traumatic life experiences is one thing, but to find healing from those experiences  is an entire different journey, a journey that I still find my self on.  I want to take…

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