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2014 WEEN Awards – Celebration of Hustle

2014 WEEN Awards – Celebration of Hustle I thoroughly enjoyed a night in New York City full of warmth, inspiration, and awesome networking at the fourth annual WEEN (Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network) Awards! WEEN is an organization of ...

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Artsy Weirdo Vs. Corporate America – #thestruggleisreal

Artsy Weirdo Vs. Corporate America – #thestruggleisreal I want to share my woes of being an artsy weirdo trapped in Corporate America – #thestruggleisreal. You see, my undergraduate and graduate degrees were in Film and Media Arts, ...

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The Ideal Mate List

The Ideal Mate List I hope all is well and blessed with you all. It’s been a little while since we’ve chopped it up about love and lust, so in this post I’m gearing the topic towards my fellow single folks out there. So my home girls and I were ...

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Brooklyn Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2015 Collections

Brooklyn Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2015 Collections Detoxaholic was on deck at Industry City to check out the Spring/Summer 2015 trends at Brooklyn Fashion Week! This was my first time attending, and my senses were on full alert soaking in ...

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Karen DeFreitas Fraser – SOKA Fashion House

Karen DeFreitas Fraser – SOKA Fashion House “Fashion is a reflection of ideology” – Karen DeFreitas Fraser As I watched Karen DeFreitas Fraser’s Soka line take over the runway at October’s 2014 Brooklyn Fashion week, I had to keep my inner ...

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OMI Fashion House – Vision & Spirit

OMI Fashion House – Vision & Spirit “Every piece of clothing has a story to it” – Angel Rodriguez I had the honor and pleasure of viewing Angel Rodriguez’s OMI SS2015 collection at Brooklyn Fashion week, October 2014. The masks, huge ...

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The Poet, the Dreamer

The Poet, the Dreamer “I’ve always been a dreamer, but never knew how my dreams would unfold” – J. Ivy Grammy and Clio award winning poet J. Ivy has always been a dreamer, but he never imagined his dreams would allow him to accomplish such a ...

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Grown Up Puberty

Grown-Up Puberty Even though I’m just in the beginning, I’m noticing a lot of interesting aspects about being in my thirties. First, I never would’ve thought by this age that I’d still be unmarried and not a mother yet. However, my emotions in ...

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Through a Lens Darkly

Through a Lens Darkly I took a trip into downtown Manhattan to check out this alluring independent documentary at the Film Forum. The film is entitled “Through a Lens Darkly – Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” directed by Thomas ...

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Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty Hey beautiful people! I want to share with you some of my favorite beauty obsessions, products, and regimens with you all. I’ll be focusing on skin, makeup, and hair. Unfortunately, I have not been blessed with perfect skin. My ...

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