From Girl Talk

Ghosting a Friend

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about ghosting here.  But today, I want to talk about ghosting a friend. Being ghosted as a friend can be just as hurtful, if not more, than  being ghosted romantically. How not all friendships are meant to last forever and many people cut off or ghost friends for several different reasons.  For example, you let a friend stay with you and they took advantage of that, they cheated with your partner, they bashed you to other people, the friendship is toxic, they stole something of value to you, you can’t…

4 Reasons Why It’s Important to Stop Pitting Women Against Each Other

  The media is notorious for pitting women against each other and I started seeing it more and more on the blogs, especially on Instagram in the comment section. I’ve learned that the media often times make up feuds to stir up and bring more attention their site. One media site often times put two pictures of women who wore the same outfit side by side and ask the question, “Who Wore It Better?” Elle Woods once said, “We girls need to stick together. We can’t try to look good by making each other look bad.” Elle never made other…

Bring on the Weekend: 3 Cocktail Recipes We Love

Classic Bloody Mary 1 lemon wedge 1 lime wedge 2 oz vodka 4 oz tomato juice 2 dashes tabasco sauce 2 tsp prepared horseradish 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce 1 pinch celery salt 1 pinch ground black pepper 1 pinch smoked paprika Brazilian Cocktail 2 oz van gogh acai – blueberry vodka 2 oz lemonade Herradura Tequila Mojito 4 mint leaves 2 oz herradura blanco tequila 1 oz herradura blue agave nectar 1 oz lime juice 2 oz club soda

Star Unofficial Aftershow Podcast

Omg you guys, it’s finally here!!!! Back in May, I tweeted Lee Daniels telling him that I thought Star should have an aftershow podcast, kind of like how Insecure has Insecuritea, but of course little ol regular me has no pull and got nothing back, so I decided to do my own unofficial aftershow podcast because Star definitely needs one!! I recorded the first episode last night and it is up live and running on Soundcloud!! Please click here to listen. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share with your friends, family, dogs, neighbors, enemies, etc.

10 Ways to Stay Inspired

The other night, I was working on a project.  Around 9 or so, I got tired and decided to shut my computer down and go to bed for the night.  At night time, I put my phone loud just in case an emergency was happening and I need to be able to hear my phone.  Well ding my phone went as soon as I cut the light off and laid my head on the pillow.  It was my brother and I knew it was him because he has a distinctive text tone. I thought what is he doing up this…

Welcome to Atlanta Where the Playas Play

For my 25th birthday, I headed to Atlanta with my lil sis, Cadeja.  I hadn’t been to Atlanta in about 3 years and it was so refreshing to go there.  It’s crazy because everytime I go, I always say, “I could never live here,” yet, I would live in LA.  The same reason I don’t want to live in Atlanta (traffic and that it’s too spread out) are all the same things wrong with LA. However, after this recent visit, I’m kind of torn between moving back to LA or moving to Atlanta.  Corporate America in Atlanta is massive! And…

25 Things I Learned in 25 Years

Self-love is the best love.  Living for yourself and not worrying about what others think is such a healthy way of life.  When you worry too much about what others think, you begin to believe the things that those people say and try to change who you are as a person.  You also can’t begin to love someone else if you don’t love yourself. Listen to your intuition.  When you get that feeling that something is wrong or right, GO WITH IT.  I’ve had so many moments, where I did not go with my gut feeling and ended up getting my feelings…

Woman Crush Wednesday

This week’s Woman Crush Wednesday is Tracee Ellis Ross.  However, Tracee isn’t just a crush for me, she’s an inspiration.  Eclectic, comfortable, and bold are three words she used to describe herself in the 72 Questions with Vogue video and while Tracee is most definitely all of those things, I see a woman who is intelligent, beautiful, talented and inspiring…someone I aspire to be like someday.  She’s an actress, comedian, rapper, fashionista and the big sister I never knew I needed.  Recently, she gave a powerful speech at the Glamour’s 2017 Woman of the Year Summit. In her speech, she…