[From the Archives] “Belle” 2014 movie review

[Originally published May 2014; Updated in September 2020] Films about black women, even when based on the original works created and written by black women, are often helmed by male filmmakers once they reach the highest form of flattery: the visual adaptation. As Tyler Perry and Steven Spielberg translated For Colored Girls (2010) and The … More [From the Archives] “Belle” 2014 movie review

Whippd Cosmetics: Review and Comparisons #BlackOwnedBusinesses

As always, I like to share where I learned or found out about brands, music, books, fashion lines (anything!) before getting into my thoughts about said product or release. For Whippd Cosmetics, I believe it was on Nylon.com, as a short post about the brand was posted and like other websites that briefly covered the … More Whippd Cosmetics: Review and Comparisons #BlackOwnedBusinesses

A YouTuber Explains Why Our Photos Don’t Look Like An “Influencer’s” Online

Earlier this week, I randomly found two videos by beauty YouTuber Stephanie Lange. And in them, Lange broke down why our Instagram photos don’t look like those of influencers. Basically, how is it that their skin is always pore-less and flawless and their bodies snatched (no cellulite, no rolls, non-existent waist), and yet with ours, … More A YouTuber Explains Why Our Photos Don’t Look Like An “Influencer’s” Online