Igwe Got Into A Verbal Fight For Being Yoruba

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This all happened because of goat meat. Let me explain. Usually, Funmie is the one who helps me get goat meat whenever she goes to D.C. This time, however, Igwe went (not to D.C, but to Pennsylvania).  I know, I know, the distance we'll travel for goat meat.  He had been planning on going for months with his friend, but something always came up. This time, up until the morning they actually went, he did not know whether they would make it there or not. He left the house early, like maybe Continue Reading

Recap Of Baltimore Blogalicious Pop Up Event

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Last week Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending a pop of event hosted by the Blogalicious, and it was beyond amazing. But before it became amazing, there was me crying in the car, frustrated. Let me rewind. First of all, this is the first time I have ever attended a blog-related event in Baltimore. I don't know if they never have them, or if I just never hear of them. There are usually cool events in cities like Chicago, New York, Dallas, L.A, etc --- but never Baltimore. So when I heard Continue Reading

Being Female In Nigeria Is Not For The Faint At Heart

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Yesterday I woke up from a nap and visited Twitter where I saw a hash tag that awoke the beast in me. Well, that's what I'm calling it. It could just be that I had a lot of say. It was a hash tag that discussed the uncomfortable truth of what it means to be female in Nigeria and all the indignation you will face, just for being female. While the hash tag says female IN Nigeria, you don't actually have to be in Nigeria to experience this brand of sexism. Being a Nigerian female and dealing with Continue Reading

When I Close My Eyes, This Is What I Dream

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Before I was a blogger, I was first an aspiring author, and before I was an aspiring author, I was first a writer. I am still all of these things. So, naturally, when I got the opportunity to work with Prudential and think about my goals, I did it in words. Because my words are what I have. I often wonder if a person ever gets to a point in their life where they feel like they have accomplished every single thing they have ever dreamed of and life is now perfect, just as they dreamed it would Continue Reading

Can Autotrader Make My Drive Drivetastic?

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Ladies and gentlemen, this past Sunday in church, Igwe and I were just stepping out of the car in the parking lot when I noticed another couple parked two cars from us also stepping out of their car. It was not really the couple that got my attention; it was their car! They had a sky blue Volkswagen Beetle Bug. Oh. My. God. Like Stannis Baratheon, I'm a practical person (although I wouldn't sacrifice my son for the throne). If you don't know who Stannis Baratheon is, then we need to Continue Reading

Church Just Isn’t What It Used To Be

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I know it probably sounds a bit crazy, considering there's nothing new under the sun, and there isn't anything happening now that has never happened before. But for my short life on earth and for the experiences such life has given me the opportunity to have, church, for me, isn't what it used to be. Church used to be a safe haven. When you're in church, you felt like you were hidden under God's big wings - or at least that's how I felt anyway. The Charleston shooting happened last week Continue Reading

What Do You Think Of When You Hear Monistat?

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If you're like me, then you think of yeast infections. Because after all, when it comes to the treatment of yeast infections, Monistat® is all I ever hear of. You wouldn't be wrong in thinking of yeast infections, but you'd be selling yourself short. Monistat® is much, much more than treatment for yeast infections. With the Monistat® Complete Care™ line, it now also offers a product that helps eliminate... *drum roll* feminine odor. I know, I know. Feminine odor is one of those taboo topics, Continue Reading

Natural Hair: I’m Over It

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Well, I'm not over having natural hair exactly, but just the cult-like following part. Although there was that one time I was seriously considering cutting and perming my hair. I just wanted something different. At this point, I have thrown my hands up in the air and waved them like I just don't care and surrendered to the gods of natural hair. You win. I quit. See, for me, hair has never been that serious. You know how Black women say they are not their hair? Well, I don't subscribe to that Continue Reading

For All The DOPE Kids Of The 90s

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I already talked about the DOPE movie the other day and how it reminds me of my own coming of age. But, but, but can we also talk about the looks in the DOPE movie and how it reminds "us" of our upbringing?  If you grew up in the 90s, you'd watch this movie and have all kinds of flashbacks. And before you know it, you're spotting a skater dress and an accent braid. Oh, and jelly sandals, too. Because why not? And because 90s kids (and style) are the coolest. Although the movie is set in Continue Reading

How To Prepare For A Blog Conference

How to prepare for a blog conference

The other day I typed a whole post about what to pack for a blog conference, and then I realized I should probably first tell you about how to prepare for said blog conference - all the things you should do before you even get to the packing part. After attending one blog conference (by BlogHer), I now think that I have arrived. I even have the audacity to type a whole post about what you should do. Yes, ke! First of all, let me start by saying that a blog conference - or any conference Continue Reading