Social Commentary

  • Paris Attacks

    Your Facebook Picture Isn’t The Focus of The Paris Attacks

    My Facebook profile picture does not have a French flag overlay on it, but it has also never had a rainbow overlay, or a pink  “I stand with Planed Parenthood” overlay. It’s never had any of these things, because I personally don’t feel inclined to use them to show my solidarity. The overlay is a […] Read more…


    Race Over Privilege?: Identifying with Baltimore

    There has never been a moment in my life where I had to stop and consider where my next meal would come from. I’ve never worried about the cost of books, about how I would get from one place to the next, or even where I would live. I have never wanted for anything in this life and […] Read more…


  • Lipstick Noir Lisa A La Mode Cover

    Lipstick Noir: Lisa Jean-Francois

    In honor of National Lipstick Day I am launching Lipstick Noir. Lipstick Noir is a project that celebrates the beauty of women of color and a love of lipstick. Each week I will feature a new woman of color rocking a shade of lipstick. I know when I want to buy a lipstick I like to […] Read more…

  • Amazon Prime Guide

    Shopping Addict’s Guide To Amazon Prime

    I have a confession, I’m an Amazon addict. Anytime I even think I may want something I hop on Amazon and find it in minutes. Now I’m not just addicted to Amazon, I’m addicted to Amazon Prime, free two day shipping, product guarantee, unlimited music and movie streaming; I’ve essentially forgotten what it was like before […] Read more…

Self Love

  • Body Positive Vacation

    How To Have A Body Positive Vacation

    Vacation is your time to relax, unwind, and enjoy yourself; it is about your happiness. The last thing you need is to be stressed about your body and self perception when your goal is to have fun. Since I just wrapped up my most recent vacation I wanted to  share some of my tips with you […] Read more…

  • Why You Need Selfies

    Why You Need Selfies

    “If you’re the type of person who doubts yourself; your abilities, your decisions, your potential…then selfies are for you.” That was the beginning of the caption I put under a selfie I posted on Instagram last week. In an age where we have front facing cameras in our pockets and wi-fi and 4g at our disposal, […] Read more…