Defending the Dreads

I've seen countless stories on Facebook regarding the discrimination that people who have dreads face. As much as it has angered, confused, or saddened me in the past NOTHING (absolutely nothing) gets my feelings all jumbled up the way they do when I witness my boyfriend experience discrimination firsthand. Most people, whether they want to... Continue Reading →

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It’s Not About You, It’s About Love

T-minus eight hours (give or take) until our timelines across social media platforms will be flooded with Valentine's Day posts. Every year, without fail, I could bet money on seeing handfuls of statuses, snap stories, tweets... etc. filled with posts that condemn the holiday followed with whiny, self-pity parties thrown by single people across the... Continue Reading →

Let Your Haters Be Your Motivators 

Hey guys - Ashlyn here! I'm back at it again with my second opportunity to collaborate with a local clothing designer/clothing line. It's been such a cool experience to learn about the big things that people in my own community are passionate about, broaden my network, and get to know the designers on a more... Continue Reading →

Depression: It Just Ain’t Cute. 

I've been struggling with depression since 2008 when I first got diagnosed as clinically depressed. Since 2008, I have had to fight mental battles and mentally trek through war zones within my own mind. I've mastered "depression boot camps" full of counseling, group therapy, and self-love activities. I've survived mental war zones that left me... Continue Reading →

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