One Year Later: I Fell in Love with Tahiti

Escaping from the harsh realities of life has been heavy on my mind since I was a teenager.  I would imagine myself on an island in the middle of the ocean with complete peace and tranquility away from the negativity of modern humanity. When I learned that The Godfather himself Marlon Brando once owned an […]

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The Nikia Phoenix Podcast Ep. 3: Vaughn Dabney

Discovering who you are is no easy feat. Think of it like you’re Indiana Jones searching for the Holy Grail. Self discovery is literally an epic adventure with lots of supernatural disasters, evil henchmen chasing you, ghosts of your past haunting you, and finally finding your treasure. Thank goodness there are people like my friend […]

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You’re Okay

My soul felt like it was fighting to disconnect from my body. The edges of my reality were caving in. My vision went from normal to blurry and dark. Moments before I was fine. I was happy. I was dancing. How in mere seconds could I go from blissful to terrified? It’s called anxiety.

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Reveal the True You w/ Almay

Makeup isn’t about covering up. Like many women, I know this firsthand. I remember being introduced to makeup as a teen and trying on foundation for the first time. Because I wanted so badly to cover my freckles, I figured heavy foundation was the way to go. So I tried. But layer after layer I […]

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Blocking Out Self Doubt

Doubt and I are very well acquainted. We’ve known each other for years. I’ve seen Doubt hang out around my family and my friends.  I have even seen Doubt when I look in the mirror. She looks worried and then half shrugs as I walk the other way pretending not to see her. Doubt acts […]

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Festival Ready Hair w/ SheaMoisture

Short, curly hair has been my thing for years. When I big chopped years ago, I was committed to keeping my hair cropped and cute. I didn’t want to turn into that girl who spends hours upon hours on her hair. But a few summers ago, I decided to let it grow out. So here […]

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