Shop Small and Consume Less | An Infographic on Shopping Intentionally

I have such a complicated relationship with social media. Since I’ve been on summer break the past few weeks, I’ve been spending more time on it. I love the ways folks use these online platforms to create unique and engaging content to build meaningful connections with others and to talk about passions and issues important … More Shop Small and Consume Less | An Infographic on Shopping Intentionally

Self | Love Abundant

  and i wonder what it means to love myself unconditionally, peeling off the layers of insecurities i’ve learned to pile on. to un pack these internalizations of self-blame, fear, and pain buried deep inside.   my thick hair sprouts forgiveness, scars canvassed on yellow and brown. when i look at my hands, i see … More Self | Love Abundant

Mother to Mother | Love, Soup, and Cookbooks

Happy belated Mother’s Day to all the different kinds of mamas and mama figures out there and beyond. On Sunday, I hugged mommy, called goo goo (auntie), and whispered prayers to both my ma-mas. I’m thankful for their constant love which shows up in different forms and ways. I’m also thankful for and empowered by the ways … More Mother to Mother | Love, Soup, and Cookbooks

Late Nights

Summer’s been on my mind a lot. One of my favourite things about summer in LA is when the temperature gets warm enough at night that you can go out in a tee and shorts. This playlist is for those late nights when you’re driving home, hanging out with your friends, and lounging.

(Green Beauty) Skincare Journey | Current Morning and Night Routine

When I started getting acne in my late teens (after high school and during undergrad), the first thing I did was turn to beauty magazines, TV commercials, and Google. Mostly, I turned to harsh products. All I wanted was to have clear skin – I don’t think I was at a state where I was … More (Green Beauty) Skincare Journey | Current Morning and Night Routine

Three Bows

she prays. knees bent to the hard floor. in certain angles of light, her hair glistens in a shade mixed between mahogany and burgundy. autumn brown. maroon. a necklace of black beads rests in her hand, as she feels its slick surface with her fingers, softened from work. i wonder what she prays for. is … More Three Bows

Back to Basics

I think if I could choose an every day outfit from my closet, this would be it. Loose tee. Light blue jeans. Practical bag. Comfy and kind of conventionally ugly (in a cute way) shoes. Minus the shoes and hat (see below), I think my mom would 100% approve. If I’m not wearing Des’s old grey … More Back to Basics