Dreams of Opulence


This years Labor Day celebration was like ones before, with added political bewilderment, and natures devastation. Young people protected under the DREAM Act were worried of their future in their own home. People had nowhere to live after storms uprooted their lives. People like me were essentially being protested for existing and having a portion of the rights and opportunities…

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Travel for One


Dating yourself can be one of the most important things a young woman can do. I have found it to be enlightening and simple. Thinking about it, I’ve had countless special moments alone and I imagine taking a vacation solo would be full of them as well. I have traveled unaccompanied but never vacationed alone. I can only envision how…

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Selfish Me


Somewhere between living and stressing out in the past few months, I unconsciously became very selfish with my time and energy. I began feeling very drained, I have always been the person who shows up to support people I love. But lately I feel people expect me to be there regardless of what I have going on or how I…

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Writing Hair-Story


I hope by now, most of us know of the legendary Madame CJ Walker, if not read this. Well now we can walk into a beauty supply store and find products for black women with any hair type. Unfortunately we don’t own the majority if the products or stores and our money is flowing heavily in this industry.

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Unhealthy Distractions


Most of the day I am in my head, working through plans, ideas, doubts and everything else people have asked me to do. My to do list is a mile and a half and somewhere along the line I become overwhelmed and check out. This is when I find every distraction that is ultimately crippling. Unhealthy Distractions! 

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Writing Black History


So Black History month is here and I love that so many are remembering and sharing stories of black people not normally discussed. However many social media pages look the same, and are following the same trends. I have a plan that’s a little different than the norm.

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It’s Carnival


It is time for me to begin planning my vacation for this year. The last two years I visited an island durning their carnival, in 2015 I traveled to Trinidad and Tobago and last year to Barbados for Crop Over and I feel I need to do it again this year. Carnival is a special time for Caribbeans and it’s…

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To be or not to be… Natural


I have had many hairstyles and the most drastic was a few years ago when I was over relaxing my hair and burning my scalp so I just stopped. I had no plans, I just stopped. After binge watching a youtuber new to me, she went on and on about how great her life has been since her big chop.

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I’m A Failure


In Her Own Words So I don’t have a great long post today, I just want to have a talk. As I wrote in my about page this is not the first time I started InHerOwn and that is because I get in my own way.

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