hair care tips 

Hi loves! With this crazy Michigan weather, it’s been really important for me to spend a little extra time on my hair. I just wanted to share some tips!  Tips Leave a shower cap on: I cannot stress this enough! I showered without one on last week and combing out my hair was a nightmare!…

solidarity with communities of color 

Issues that plague communities of color* really affect the nation as a whole. While issues negatively affect communities of color, white communities are benefiting from these practices (known as the concept of white privilege). I believe that with white privilege comes white ignorance, about issues that affect other people. In addition to this, it is…

why I love yoga

For some, yoga is exercise. For me, yoga is so much more. Yoga is a chance to be still and relax. Yoga is a chance to stretch myself: spiritually, mentally and physically. It allows me to take a risk, knowing that if I fall, I can get right back up. It allows me to know…

i am not your negro- movie analysis

Today I went to see my first movie by myself. I’ve gone tons of places alone, but never to the movies. I knew nothing about the movie, but the title intrigued me. I loved it. It was about James Baldwin, an African-American poet (and author). Baldwin had written, argued and explained the issues that plagued…

why i decided to start waking up early 

I’ve never been into waking up early. I used to think it was a waste of time and that I should just sleep a little extra. This morning I woke up at 8 (my first class is at 9) and it was great. I had time to get ready, eat breakfast and meditate (I had…