DIY Lipstick & Lipgloss tutorial from #MystikyMaquillage by Maya Danielle: & How creating my own beauty products and becoming an entrepreneur is more fun than it is work

If you're going to be Young, Loud, and Proud you've got to look good doing it... right? That's what I was thinking the moment I decided to officially open an Etsy shop and launch my uniquely, homemade beauty products. I want to create products that are going to make girls & women smile and enhance... Continue Reading →

Queen of Spies

A poem inspired by: "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" & "Harriet the Spy" RIP to the queen of spies (the one who told the truest lies) Most beautiful when she didn't have her cigarette, Maya, was the kindest person I ever met! The Queen who spied was the same when the... Continue Reading →

Four countries in one week: Part. III “I made it out of Paris, France in one piece”

Four countries in one week: How I survived my impulsive solo adventure Part. III: Despite the Protest, I made it out of Paris, France in one piece! "Melting Pot" The world is a huge melting pot. Merriam Webster defines a melting pot as is “A place where different peoples, styles, theories, etc., are mixed together”... Continue Reading →

Four countries in one week: How I survived my impulsive solo adventure Part. I (“Ghana was a FAIL- why do vaccines and travel visas cost so much?”)

"I'm going to Africa and I ain't going back and forth with yall!" My impulsive, solo, trip started with just an idea: Investing in myself will be my top priority and I would kick this idea off my by committing to international travel. It was my birthday and I wanted to celebrate myself like I... Continue Reading →

“We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue” aka London’s Harlem! I had to find the African presence in London…I had to!

During my first night in London I made it a priority to visit BRIXTON. Brixton has been dubbed as London's Harlem (it may have been after Nelson Mandela visited in 1996) either way I had to find the African presence in London...I had to! I read a lot about Brixton and found that this area... Continue Reading →

Black Utopia

You’re going to the black utopia? Can I go too? Where the sky isn’t a typical blue but a reddish, orangy, golden-sparkly hue. Everyone there is just like you. Selfless, patient, loving, intelligent, enlightening too. Honey pours from the trees and blessings, not death, comes in threes. You and I are the same, of course,... Continue Reading →

Suppressed Deity & Young Loud Proud’s presents: Sick, Lit & LOUD

"We have been on a journey from the age of 7, creating our own stories and characters. Being underrepresented as young girls of color, we began designing our own worlds where we were able to exist freely. Presently, we are still creating platforms for disenfranchised groups, proclaiming self-acceptance. Our most recent project, Sick & Lit, is an... Continue Reading →

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