Black Queer Men and Beauty

Can Black boys and men be “beautiful”?

Can they be beautiful if they aren’t muscled and large with lowcut hair affecting a huge masculine presence?

Can they be beautiful with straight hair and slighter bodies?

Can they be beautiful if their features aren’t read as “mixed” or they aren’t considered to be “striking” with some feature that is so extreme it is read as uniquely beautiful?

I think we can, but I think that in a society that ain’t never loved us, we have to blaze our trails and set fire to the path to light up our way. (more…)

Are Braces Superficial?

Many people think that getting braces is a completely superficial thing to do and tend to belittle the braces themselves by saying they’re “just for cosmetic reasons.” As someone who has had the joy of having had them, I have to say that this is kinda sorta maybe definitely inaccurate. To show you why, I’ll share my perspective and why saying “just for cosmetic purposes” trivializes everything going on when a person chooses to get braces. (more…)

Healthy Self-Esteem

“THEY SWIPED LEFT AND BLOCKED ME?! FOR WHAT???!” Downtrodden emoji.

“HAAAAY! I GOT 8 RIGHT SWIPES AND I’M SWIMMING IN DATES THIS WEEK!” Lady with hand up emoji.

Face it: You’ll either be high on your own ego or in the dumps of despair at any given moment–but what if I told you there was a middle path: Healthy self-esteem.

Many of us throw the word around, but do you really know what self-esteem is and how it impacts your life on the daily basis? We have a general idea but by better knowing this essential component of yourself, you take more control of your life from external forces.

Cos knowledge is power™!

What is Self-Esteem?

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Hey, Beautiful: Feel Good, Look Good!

The problem of having too much to do and too little time to do it is about as universal as breathing. And all that running around can really take a toll on your body and mind. If you’re anything like me, you probably look as frazzled as you feel some days (eye emojis at you, Mondays). In this post, I’d like to share 4 tips that make me feel beautiful inside and out.

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