The Freedom That Comes with Disengagement

I’ve been listening to a lot of Alice Coltrane lately; freeing my mind from perceptions, self-doubt and what other people think. To say the least, I’ve been engaging with the act of radical self-care. I took a long social media break with the intention of getting my shit together. Here’s what I’ve learned and accomplished…

Unpacking the Self-Love Ideology

Whenever I think about Self-love, I imagine Julia Roberts riding her bicycle in Europe and eating hella food in “Eat, Pray, Love.” Confession: I love this extremely-white and unrealistic movie for me (she made Europe look so fun). Look, I definitely bought into this whole Self-love movement. I’m all about women’s empowerment and healing but,…

Elliott Erwitt vs. Tyler Mitchell: Capturing Humanity and Blackness

On July 15th, I had the opportunity to visit the Museo Diocesano Carlo Maria Martini in Milano, Italy. I was immediately drawn to the famous photo captured by the photographer Elliott Erwitt, that depicted a young child on the back of a bicycle looking back with two baguettes fastened to the seat. As I trotted…