How to Wear Red Lipstick.

Welcome to my Ted Talk! I’m seriously practicing because I plan to have a real one— one day. I talk out loud in my apartment because hearing the words leave my lips makes a whole lot of difference. I have to make sure the words make sense somehow before I write them.  For the past…

June taught me: A half-year rundown

Three years ago, I randomly did a reflective Instagram post about my lessons from June. Ironically, it’s the half-way mark for the year so it was fitting to do a rundown. I’d like to continue that. We learn every day so the lessons might overlap but here is what this June taught me.  Go higher…

Surviving anxiety through Faith and Affirmations

There is an old Jamaican saying, “everyday bucket a go a well, one day di battam mus’ drop out.” —For everything, there is a breaking point. I have been seeing articles about people silently suffering from depression and anxiety. The world lost renowned chef Anthony Bourdain, fashion design mogul Kate Spade,  and Chester Bennington of…

Top Ten Stereotypes about Jamaicans

I was born and raised in St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies, but if I didn’t tell you that, you probably wouldn’t have guessed. I moved to the United States in 2009. I have since been mistaken for a Dominican, Trinidadian, Haitian but never a Jamaican.  My very first, “OMG you’re Jamaican” moment happened in the…

Fitness Chronicles: To be or not to be…

I never really paid much attention to my body as a teenager or even in my twenties. It was there, I had clothes that fit and I wasn’t worried too much about what anyone thought about my body parts. My weight gain began when  I was about ten. The story is gross and involves a…

How to keep your artistic spirit going despite being broke.

As artists, we are all passionate about what we love. We work hard at it every single day because the goal is to somehow make it into mainstream and just be a household name. Let’s get real about art and making art and people appreciating art. It takes a lot of work, a lot of…