2020 Reflections

There are just 17 days left in 2020. Most people will be relieved, others a bit apprehensive of what’s to come. This past year was hard in so many ways for so many. I was thinking about the goals I set at the beginning of the year – ambitious but realistic. I wanted to push…

3 Things That’ll Help You Earn Money as an Influencer

You’ve found the perfect Instagram name, you’re pumping out amazing content and your followers keep on growing! If you’re ready to take things to the next level and turn your hobby into a side hustle there are a few things that will help you get there. The Media Kit A media kit is almost like…

January Reads

Hello, fellow book worms, I’ve set a goal to read 36 books this year so I’m not messing around and waiting until December. Haha.  Here’s a quick recap of what I read in January. A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (Audiobook) Chronicling the life of an African-American family from Louisiana through three generations,…

Do Period Panties Work? Knix Leakproof Underwear Review

Remember last year when I shared my experiences in the wonderful world of menstrual cups? Well, have I got a follow up for you. Join me as we visit the magical land of PERIOD PANTIES! What are period panties? Period panties, which are more broadly referred to as leakproof underwear, were created to be a…

Book Review: The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya

I received an advance reading copy of The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya from ECW Press and I could not put it down. A true page-turner, this novel will leave you with questions about race and power dynamics within our culture, the efficacy/validity of cancel or call out culture, how we communicate, brown female friendships and…

Book Review: Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez

It’s an interesting experience reading about a place where you’ve grown up. It’s certainly not an experience many residents of Scarborough can say they’re accustomed to. For this reason alone, I was excited to read Catherine Hernandez’s debut novel, Scarborough.  For those who are not familiar with the area, Scarborough is a highly-diverse neighbourhood made…

You Put What in Where?! – How Using a Menstrual Cup Changed My Period

Disclaimer: I was very, very hesitant to share my experience using a menstrual cup. Menstruation is still a taboo and often stigmatized topic even though roughly 26% of the global population is of reproductive age and menstruate every month. But, it’s been over a year and I’m finally feeling confident enough to share my experience…

My Current Skin Care Favourites

I remember when I was a teen my skincare routine was literally one product: St.Ives Apricot Scrub. It smelled good and scrubbed away all the oil my 14-year-old forehead could produce. Over the years, I’ve started to take more of an interest in skincare and finding products that could help my skin look its best….

Book Review: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

When Oprah, Obama and nearly every person you follow on Instagram agrees that a book is good, you know you’re in for an amazing read. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones follows newlyweds Celestial and Roy as their already unstable marriage is put to the test when Roy is sent to jail for a crime he…