On Texturism: Bodacious Mane, Big Hair Don’t Care

“What we need right now is more women who have detoxed themselves so completely from the world’s expectations that they are full of nothing but themselves. What we need are women who are full of themselves. A woman who is full of herself knows and trusts herself enough to say and do what must beContinue reading “On Texturism: Bodacious Mane, Big Hair Don’t Care”

On Dancing: How Representation Can Encourage Black Youth to Turn to Dance

Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn Representation matters. When I was about 4-5 years old I was taken to a dance class in my neighborhood. I honestly can’t recall what happened that day but by the end of the class I know I never wanted to go back again. Fast forward years later when I movedContinue reading “On Dancing: How Representation Can Encourage Black Youth to Turn to Dance”

Abstract is my Art: a Poem

Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn Abstract is my Art It all started withThe grainy sound ofA fine tip pen on construction paper. It reminded me ofWhen as a childI would write with my fountain pen on a blotting paper. In chaotic times,drawing the linesbrings me solace. Abstract is my ArtI mimic life’s intricacyYet keep it simple,ItContinue reading “Abstract is my Art: a Poem”

#Blessed

Even tho I may project My own fears and biases I am #blessed and fulfilled Regardless of how I feel Into my sometimes blurry lenses I Get pushed and pulled back Before my own eyes All I need is a shift A bit of perspective For my hopes and my dreams To ever become clearContinue reading “#Blessed”

#JustPlantingSeeds

“We accept the Love we think we deserve” If you are wondering If it’s not the moon and the stars If this made you think If you feel some type of way You probably deserve more #JustPlantingSeeds ©️ Daphne Mia Essiet, 2018

#Momentum

Shit’s complicated- but here we are: making the best of it. Beating the odds Breaking records we never knew existed Yet, too often living with restraint Tipi toeing around fragile egos. Their subconsciously know that the Power sipping through our pores must meticulously get washed away by judgement & ever so slightly policed, err’day WithContinue reading “#Momentum”

#OnGrowing

Did we grew apart Or never were aligned? Were we ever asking the right questions? Attempting to ascertain causes For future references. I can’t afford emotionally taxing relationships no more and won’t subject myself to unnecessary burden I now value my time, health and soul too much to stretch anymore of it I regret IContinue reading “#OnGrowing”

#AtTime

#AtTime, there is a definite disconnect between the person I know I am, and the way I feel about myself. Let me reiterate: I get insecure. #AtTime. But I am not completely sure why. Pragmatically, I have nothing to complain about, I guess… Of course there will always be a Better-Looking-Smarter-Tighter-Booty-More-Accomplished-Talented-Perfect-Skin-Perfect-Teeth-Perfect-Fro-Perfect-Diet-Goes-To-The-Gym-On-A-Regular-Basis-Drinks-One-Gallon-Of-Water-A-Day-Has-That-Flawless-Fashion-Sense-Eloquent-Just-Got-Her-PHD-Chick, ya know… you feelContinue reading “#AtTime”

#MergingIntoMyself

I long to be Free. Free from my fears. Free from the imaginary boundaries I inflicted mySelf. I long to be mySelf. The woman I’ve always meant to be. Phenomenal woman, that’s Me. The one who will own her flaws and recognize them as the most enticing part of who she is. The one whoContinue reading “#MergingIntoMyself”

#AndIlKeepSayingThat

Everything happens for a reason. 2015 is coming to an end, and, is so far one of the most epic years to date. The people I crossed path with this year shaped my life is significant ways. The people I crossed path with this year filled my heart with new found purposes. The people IContinue reading “#AndIlKeepSayingThat”

#LifeBitsFallingIntoPlace

Isn’t it interesting how life can change so drastically in the space of a few months? How one year you are planning for future tense with someone and the next year you are just here, starting *fresh* cause there is literally nothing left but old pictures and fading memories. You wonder what’s next cause youContinue reading “#LifeBitsFallingIntoPlace”

#ShortUpdate

For the past month I have been sleep deprived and expectedly it has clouded my judgment and nudged my inner balance; and because of all the life changing events presently occurring it has been challenging. Although I am still experiencing anxiety, and I am extremely tired, these past couple of days I felt a deepContinue reading “#ShortUpdate”