"There was no equivalent expression for I love you in Yoruba. If you love someone, you show them," her father liked to say. How love is expressed through various relationships but particularly through family and how it spans continents springs from the pages of this beautiful novel.
Her newest LP is classic Amel full of powerful emotion laced over beautiful, soulful, poetic, pitch perfect vocals. She harmonizes her way through this album like crazy making us remember why we miss her voice so much.
Whether you're a model and you need to take a photo with a cat or you're not a model and just want to take a few photographs with the family's adorable feline, here are my tricks for how to take a picture with a cat featuring my very own little rescue panther.
"I never wanted to be a celebrity. [...] I paint, draw, sew, design clothes, sculpt, build and raise children. Music is a great way to make money. But I don’t want to be a celebrity. I want to be able to go to the store and buy some milk."
There is something to be said about white privilege. Case in point, Vogue's recent article entitled, “We’re Officially in the Era of the Big Booty.” In my Tracee Ellis Ross voice, "Could somebody please tell my ass?" I thought we've been here all along.

For the firs time ever Chanel Iman and A$AP Rocky are appearing as a couple in a glossy and they are serving up much grace and sex appeal. This photo shoot for Vogue’s September issue is absolutely beautiful. From the perfectly overexposed photography to the beautiful moments of them dancing in very provocative Dirty Dancing inspired moves, we can’t help but to think how much sexier this would have been had they been dressed the same but were soaking wet. We may not have been able to take that though. READ MORE

With the rise of Instagram, came the oh so popular and sometimes hated “selfies.” A selfie is really a self portrait – taken normally with the front facing camera on one’s mobile device. I love taking pics of myself. I aways have. It comes from a place of not having many pictures taken of me as a baby. I thought my parents adopted me. I digress. READ MORE

Could you live three places for a year - all for self-discovery to find "everything" you're missing in life? I've come to realize that I don't need to leave home to have my own "ah ha!" moment...my own self-revelation.




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