Honoring, You.

A song that’s been on repeat for me is called “Enough” by Kelela, ft. Ahya Simone. As she sings into my ears while the harp follows her melodies, I can’t do anything except feel at peace. She whispers towards the end, “Just hold on… hey” and it plays through my ears like a distant lullaby-…

Under the Lemon Tree

“Mom, I think Blaze has a tumor on his behind,” I say lifting up his tail.  He always sits there in the sun, his black-mahogany coat shining. He always looks so stoic sitting under the lemon tree in my backyard. Blaze has been my best friend, confidant and personal cuddle buddy for ten years now. …

Reflections

As we go through this pandemic, millions of thoughts have passed through our minds. I can only tell my story about how I’m dealing with it– but it’s going rather well? I think a lot what I’m feeling in terms of emotions has manifested through a creative lens. Also, a grateful attitude. I’ve been lucky…

YEAH I MISS THE HOMIES!

I got the blues because of this pandemic. I’m constantly scrolling through old videos, stomping around the house in my booted heels and drinking wine every night just to feel something. I miss being out until 4 a.m. damn near every day of the week. San Francisco feels so far away, but that place will…

Married 2 the Music

If you know me, you know I live and breathe music. I’m addicted to hearing sounds and of course a smooth beat. I can talk for hours about how I’m married to it. Being a musician now, I have a different love and appreciation for the art. Whenever I put on my headphones, it’s like…

Stream of Consciousness Archives

May 7th, 2019  Is true that we overcompensate for what we lack? It makes sense to be this way. I try to understand why but I can’t figure. I figured that I am everything I need but it doesn’t make sense to feel so uneven. A balance that I long for, in balance I lack….

Break-up Seazon

Just for clarification, I spelled “season” like that because I wanted to include SZA in the title but I couldn’t think of a clever way to do so. Anyways, I wanted to talk about a sensitive topic: breakups. If you know me, you know I’ve recently gone through a breakup. Yes, it’s just like everything…

  I can;t imagine a life with such covenant terms. A life untainted yet sprinkled with atrocities and a tinge of in-genuine gestures. Wish I was without a doubt the happiest I;ve ever been. Broken into run-on sentences and managing to speed up the pace. A summer in San Francisco turns into months that turn…

Archives: photo diary 1

This is a photo series of me being who I am and enjoying life with some friends. I hope you like it! I also made a song to go with, play it while you scroll through these photos. Luv Ashante ❤        

My Personal Experience with forced Colorism in the Media

Being from Washington, I didn’t have many black faces to look up to besides my family members. There was no one on Disney Channel, Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network that really looked like me. Even Raven was light-skin. That always made me feel some type of way, like I wasn’t beautiful enough for the society I…