REBLOG: 20-Somethings: Are you okay?

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For anyone in their 20s, I just have one question to ask you: Are you okay? On a daily basis, we are always asked about life, relationships, and goals, but never do we hear, “are you okay?” So today, this post is dedicated to us and our paths we are still trying to carve out.

Who remembers the infamous question we were all asked senior year of high school? If you’re like me, you immediately thought of, “Where do you see yourself in the next 5-10 years?” And the resounding answer was “Finish college, work in my career field, and maybe even get married and start a family.” And now look, we are 5-10 years later and a good 80-85% are not exactly where we thought we would be.

As you look around, you start seeing others who are in their 20s being successful…

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Music Monday: “Orinoco Flow” by Enya

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)”
Artist: Enya
Album: Watermark (1988)

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REBLOG: What About Your Friends?

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What about your friends, will they stand their ground, will they let you down again? What about your friends, are they gonna be lowdown, will they ever be around, or will they turn their backs on you?

What About Your Friends? – TLC

Friendships, like any relationship, needs two people to work on keeping it going. When one person is giving their all, and the other person is just taking what is being given to them, it can make the relationship one-sided. We have all had moments playing both parts, so how should we fix it?

One thing we should do is sit down and tell your friends what you need to make the friendship work. How will your friends know what you need if you are not expressing them? The next thing is setting your boundaries. You have the right to tell your friends what you will or…

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REBLOG: Black-owned personal care brands I love and support

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I try my best to be very conscious of what I put in and on my body. With that said, I want to share four of many Black-owned personal care brands I love and use that you can buy & support too.

  1. Honey Pot is a feminine care brand, powered by a Black woman, 100% natural, infused with essential oils & herbs. These products are also biodegradable and cruelty-free. I have very sensitive skin and have seen a difference using the items pictured.
  2. Alaffia, a skin & hair care brand founded by a Black man who uses unrefined shea butter as a base ingredient. This brand also focuses on fair trade and women empowerment in West Africa.
  3. Yadain Cultural Solutions is an all-natural herbal body, skin, and hair care solutions brand with raw ingredients. I use many of their body and hair products.
  4. Tropic Island Living provides the best…

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REBLOG: more women in dark academia please!

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All the films and novels of dark academia revolves around a group of guys and maybe a girl or two who are minor characters. Dead Poet’s Society, The Goldfinch, The Secret History, Kill Your Darlings all revolve around males. The only female-led dark academia film is Mona Lisa Smile. [edit: since I wrote this post, I’ve watched a few more female-led dark academia films such as Picnic at Hanging Rock and Mary Shelley]. We need to see more women in dark academia! Not just as minor characters or the ‘girlfriend’ or ‘wife’—not that there’s anything wrong with that—but as their own people. A female in relation to the world or another female instead of a female in relation to a male. 

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I want to see messy-haired girls, long-haired girls or girls with wavy, chopped bobs. Crimson-stained lips or pale lips, dark eyes with a galaxy…

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