What is Your Aspiration in Life? Here's Mine (With Some Help From Beyonce)

I often get made fun of for my Beyonce obsession, and I’m also acutely aware of how often I reference her and/or her music in my blog.  WHATEVER IT’S A FREE COUNTRY AND I LOVE HER OKAY?!But, be forewarned…cause I’m ‘bout to reference her again.There’s a song on her latest album called ‘Pretty Hurts,’ and without getting into too much detail about the song and what it’s about - it tackles beauty standards, low self-esteem and societal pressure to be thin and beautiful.  Ya know, all the things Beyonce naturally is....more

Why No One Should Be Mad at Beyoncé's Vegan Diet Business

The Internet is pretty mad at Beyoncé right now. Earlier this month on “Good Morning America” she “unveiled” that her vegan diet helped her lose weight and keep it off her self-described naturally curvy body. Granted, this is not the breakthrough of the century. We already knew that Beyoncé has been sort of vegan for awhile now....more
With all due respect, as a farmer (who doesn't even raise livestock), it goes both ways --- ...more

Feeling Myself? My Daughter Thinks Maybe Not

Watching the Feeling Myself video with my hubby. I'm telling him how I think the video is cute. My seven-year-old daughter comes behind us.Her: I don't think it's cute. Me: Well, it's not appropriate for children.Her: So you're saying it would be cute for me to do that if I was an adult?Me:Her: ...more

6 Reasons #WhiteGirlsRock Misses the Point of Black Girls Rock

No seriously....more
Yep, fair enough.more

When Female Celebrities Have the Nerve to Have "Flaws"

BREAKING NEWS: Human Celebrities Recently Caught *Actually* Looking Like Humans! I’m sorry I have to be the one to tell you this: but celebrities — yes, even the like, SUPER pretty ones — ARE in fact humans.  Humans with pores and wrinkles and imperfections and EW, pimples even!  ...more

On Ledisi and the Grammy Awards: Why Was Beyoncé Not Her Sister's Keeper?

In case you missed the controversy concerning Beyoncé and Ledisi at the Grammy Awards, here is my take on it, along with some thoughts about women, support and competition. ...more
RunningMama I agree - that same drive that gets you to the top sometimes makes you blind to ...more

Solid life advice from Beyonce

Beyoncé! Why I Need Her New ' 7/11' Video To Break the Internet

It's been a rough week.   Kim Kardashian's oily backside and everyone's reenactments of her Paper Mag photos are still trying to break the internet.  We're still waiting for a grand jury indictment announcement in Ferguson, where Gov. Jay Nixon has already issued a state of emergency and police are mobilizing.  ...more
Hi, I hate to rain on the Beyonce parade because I do think that she is talented and beatuiful, ...more

Beyonce Made Me A Feminist

If you're a male between the age of 18-28 you probably read the title of this post, let out some sort of disapproving sigh and assumed this entire post would be dedicated to praising her majesty King Bey, the Bey Hive and all that is leotard wearing-single-ladies-chanting-power-to-the-woman-man-hater-involved. If you're a woman, you probably read that title and wondered exactly where the hell I'm going with this. Stay with me here.  ...more

You Have as Many Hours in a Day as Beyonce