"One thing is for certain, this quarantine has taught me how to sit and deal with myself. I’ve seen the power of my habits and how they can heavily influence and determine the course of my life. I have had to acknowledge my flaws that were very easy to hide when I was around other people. You know the ones that hiccup and rear their ugly head on occasion, but not often enough for them to be a red flag for us to address? Yes, those ones."
Our Blog Contributor, Joy Boka, shares how the 2020 quarantine taught her to be content with both her strengths and flaws. Read on to hear her #NewNormal!
"When I find a good thing, a good show, a good album, a good friend, a good hairstyle, I typically stick with it for a very long time. I thrive with routines and structure and so as you can imagine, 2020 was a very difficult year for me."
Our Blog Manager, Tofunmi Akinlalu, shares the story of her big chop and how she is learning to embrace change. Read on to hear her journey!
I believe every person is a gift to this earth. If you’re a sophisticated person or a total goofball, there are people who appreciate you just for you. You do yourself and others a disservice when you refuse to share “YOU” with the world. But you can only share what you have embraced as yours.
Our Blog Contributor, Ataisi Iris, shares the steps that have allowed her to find comfort and confidence in her own skin. Read on to be encouraged and motivated to boldly be yourself!
When my family lived in Surulere, a Lagos residential area, Mama Simi was our hookup. She was the one woman my mum trusted to braid mine and my sisters’ hair. So early on Saturday mornings, my mum would load us into the car and drop us off at Aguda market and then she would attend to her shopping.
Our Blog Contributor, Ataisi Iris, shares her childhood Saturday morning experiences of getting her hair braided at a Nigerian market. Read on to hear her unique perspective.
I think that style is a lot like going to the grocery store. You’ve got the ready-to-eat meals in the hot foods section and then you have the aisles full of ingredients to create meals of your own. Sometimes it’s good to take inspiration from the ‘ready-to-eat meals’, but ultimately you are the only you there is so you should go find your unique flavours in the many food aisles. MAKE your own spice mix, boo! And feel free to add and modify your ingredients as often as you’d like to - regardless of what is said about you.
Our Blog Contributor, Joy, offers her personal insight as well as practical tips on finding confidence in your sense of style. Check it out to hear what she has to say!