#Curlfest is a festival that we needed a decade ago.  Thanks to The Curly Girl Collective and their corporate partners, it's a part of my new reality and a breath of fresh air.


As a Daughter of Sierra Leone, I am compelled to share my thoughts on a topic that seems to be the big white elephant standing in the middle of the room, being ignored by many. It is time to discuss a real issue that is plaguing the Sierra Leonean community. Resentment. The first escalator in …

The 6th Annual African Diaspora Awards: Celebrating the Achievements of Africans

The Honorees They Inspire. They Motivate. They Break New Ground. From global community service to innovative initiatives; literary accomplishments to mass media presence, interwoven with musical geniuses, Applause Africa’s African Diaspora Awards celebrates the accomplishments of each honoree for their outstanding achievements and contributions to our global community.   On a chilly evening in early …


Day 14: Make yourself physically available when it is necessary. When it is not, spend time with yourself. You deserve “you” time, and you don’t have to justify it to anyone.

I’m Judging You: A Fashionable Side-Eye that Provides a Dose of Good for the Soul

Would it kill labels and retailers to make clothes for women of all shapes and sizes? The afterthought of “curvy” collections at most retailers is insulting; the lines lack inspiration and fit. ~Luvvie Ajayi, Author | Side-Eye Curator~ Luvvie Ajayi is the author of I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual that I am celebrating! She …

What If Sierra Leoneans Were United?

Ar lek mi people dem bad. Sum wae dae read dis go sae, "Hmmm... Salone nor betteh. Den nor go change. Wi nor lek wisef tiday. Wi nor geht foh lek wisef tumara." Una wae dae memba so, ar nor blame yu. Ow long wi go dae sidom dae hate wisef? Ar dae beg una, nor dae pa di side wae dae cause division. Ar dae invite una foh join mi pa di side wae unity dae!