Meet Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, twin sisters and musical duo Ibeyi. Ibeyi (pronouned "ee-bey-ee" and translates to "twins" in Yoruba) released their debut self-titled album this February and it has proven to be an authentic, cultural, and intimate portrait of loss, love and growth.
Metanoia is defined as a change in one's way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion. I recently made a decision, a conscious decision to own my current situation and operate from gratitude and not lack. I've made a decision to take care of what God has given me.
Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon: Even as an early twenty-something I find myself constantly pining for and soaking up positive and similarly identifiable representations of myself in other black women.
Being full of thanks? Of course, we all know that this is an important concept around Thanksgiving-or should I say the winter holidays, but this concept should be important to us constantly, year-round.
I understand one of my favorite quotes so much more: “Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy." ANYTHING that no longer serves you, grown you or makes you happy. This is not exclusive to the workplace, it applies to friends, family, schools, cities and especially main squeezes.
One of the hardest things in life to do is to be you; some may argue it's the absolute hardest. And I mean truly, purely you. We become so immersed with the opinions of others whether we want to acknowledge it or not, especially the ones closest to us.
I love connecting and acknowledging my true emotions because it helps me to feel free from any negativity that may be inside. I think it is obvious that I like to write and I find it to be very therapeutic. It is a chance for me to express myself fearlessly; so I take that fearlessness and write to my loved ones, whether they are walking this earth or not.
How do you govern your life? The Best Man Holiday was an inspiration to all movie goers. One important lesson was having three principles in life and living by them on the daily. So here are my three principles and how they apply to my life.