I took 7 days off life and social media to get my brain back and rest. We take in a lot of noise and sometimes it's good to find some quiet to hear your own thoughts. Also, I needed naps. My dark circles had dark circles and I was DONE after gallivanting all over Austin for #SXSW. Staying in the loop is part of my job but off days are necessary. Plus, taking time off refills my shade cup so I come back ready to sip all the tea. How are y'all doing. You good? #HeyFreshSkin#YesNudeLipstick#OkThatsJustVaseline
I’m so geeked to be a featured speaker at #SXSW and my talk is called On Doing Better: A Convo. It’s on March 10th at 3:30 pm at the Austin Convention Center! I'm being interviewed by the awesome @evelynfromtheinternets! Come thru! And for those in Austin who aren't going to SXSW, I'm having a pop up event on Sunday. Details on AwesomelyLuvvie.com.
My people!!! Episode 2 of my podcast, #RantsandRandomness is now out! I talk about a magical moment I had with one of my fave icons and chat with a true BAWSE I know: @Myleik Teele of @curlBOX. Me and Myleik talk about going to therapy, fear of success and what we consider excellence.
You can listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Stitcher orrr for those who don't have any of that, go to: http://rantsandrandomness.com
"They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise." Tomorrow is the launch of this HIGHLY ANTICIPATED book by @tadeyemibooks! I was so geeked when I got my hands on this! Yall, this book was optioned by Fox to be turned into a film MONTHS before it pub date. I mean!!! Tomi is out here changing the game with "Children of Blood and Bone" and showing that Black writers exist in more than the boxes they try to put us in, writing fantasy and sci-fi. Madame, chop knuckle! #BookLuvv#NoirPixieDust#NaijaNoDeyCarryLast
Janelle: "Sis, I'm so glad you came." MADAME, WHERE ELSE WOULD I BE WHEN YOU INVITE ME TO COME BREAK BREAD WITH YOU??? NOWHERE ELSE!!! much love to the Electric Lady @JanelleMonae for another amazing #FemtheFuture brunch. Where she leads, I will go. That room was EVERYTHING. Even that Naija boy @Jidenna showed face. my Black girl batteries have been recharged. #LevelsNeverLow#JanellesSuitGameIsMyPatronus
And shoutout to @kerilhenderson for styling me. Had me out here looking like a snack! I'm giving clavicle realness.
I love me some @lenawaithe! No one more deserving of an @Essence#BlackWomeninHollywood award because when you wanna talk about GRINDING? This one is IT. More importantly, she is the epitome of lift as you climb. She's become an amazing mentor for me and I am heartened by her courage as a truthteller who sees that sometimes being exactly who you are is not just an option but an obligation. Congrats, Lena!!!! Also THIS BROCADE SUIT. MADAME OYA DASH ME. #ChicagoGals#NoirPixieDust#WinningisHerHabit#BecauseWhyNot
Yesterday was the release date of the #BlackGirlsRock book, brainchild of @djbeverlybond! This book makes my heart grin cuz it's a collection of essays written by all types of #NoirPixieDust carriers I love and respect (Shonda, Ava, Issa, Lupita, Yara, June, Michaela, Janelle etc etc etc). Also, I'm in there! Swipe to see the list of contributors. Look at the company I'm keeping, Lawd!!! Go buy this. #EyeSweat #OnionCuttingNinjas #WerkLuvv #BookLuvv
P.S. I'm taking this book with me to events so I can get everyone to sign the pages they're on.