Nappy Roots: 2 Month Loc Update

Le struggle from month one to month two has been real. I’ve had to re-twist my locs three times already. Allow me to explain. Y’all know I’m the ultimate DIY person when it comes to my own hair. I decided to do the re-twist on my own. 1st Re-twist Fail Words for the wise, YouTube…

Subject: Corporate While Black: Things to Keep in Mind

I’ve worked in Corporate America for the past four plus years, and let me tell ya, it ain’t for the faint at heart, for ANYONE. For me as a black woman, I have had my fair share of not so pleasurable experiences in comparison to that of my black male counterparts. How can I be…

Woosah

The month of May is recognized as Mental Health Month since 1949. Growing up, the focus has always been placed on spiritual and physical health. A few years ago I became super interested in the state of my own mental health. I came to find that my mental health was the pillar that held my…

Try Something New: Cigars

I’ve decided to start a new series for Pretty Dope Right called Try Something New. If you’ve been reading faithfully, you’ve noticed that I blog about a variety of things from album reviews, personal stories, interviews etc. I’m just all over the place most days. While many of the posts are interesting, I thought it’d…

Giants

Spoiler alert. If you haven’t watched Giants, please stop here. If you claim to be a supporter of Issa Rae and haven’t seen it, I’m disappointed in you but still, stop here, go watch and donate. Giants is a YouTube series created by James Bland, that follows a group of friends that are dealing with life’s…

Loc’d Up: The Journey 1 Month In

I know I know. It’s hella early and my hair is only 5% locked, 95% two strand twists. So what. There are 62 babies on my head (give or take a few that may have not been counted) that I am responsible for nurturing. I decided Easter Sunday that it was finally time to make…

Tangled

So I’m only a few months shy of my ten year high school reunion. Yes it’s already been ten years since the Northern Vance High School Class of 2008 has been together. It seems like just yesterday that I was sitting Mr. Pearce’s AP English class being convinced that Emily Dickinson was the greatest American…

Issa Celebration: The Space Heater

For those of you that aren’t familiar with what a space heater is, just think of it as a house warming for business owners. This was the concept behind The Space Heater event this weekend, hosted by my good friend Erin. So who the hell is Erin you ask? Erin Pettiford-Watson is a licensed massage…

You’re Not Communicating

There are a million ways to communicate And yet you choose the one We go from everyday to nonverbal to every now and then, then straight to none   The I’m busy Oh i forgot to send the text I’m adding them to your collection of excuses And wondering what’s next   We make a…

Everything You Own in a Box to the Left

I’m moving……AGAIN. This is the third time that I’ve moved in three doggone years. I swear that I don’t do it deliberately. It just kinda happens. But I knew about a month in that I would be leaving this spot as soon as the lease was up. I was hoodwinked, swindled and bamboozled. And finally…