25 for 25

Hi guys! Sorry I’ve been MIA, you know how life is. I hope you’re all well and living your absolute best lives. Today is the 25th of July and I turn 25, so I wanted to do a post in honor of my golden birthday. It actually feels very surreal to be a quarter century…

More Than A Label

As a black Muslim woman I’m quite used to the fact that I will be stereotyped and often even misrepresented by society. Knowing this has allowed me to develop thick skin so as to not let the misconceived perceptions of others affect how I see myself. So it came as a surprise to me when…

Winter blues

Hey guys! I don’t know about you guys but I usually dread winter. The fact that it gets dark early and t’s really cold, makes me bummed out. I tend to lose motivation during these winter months. The lack of sunshine discourages me from going out and taking charge of the day. Most people I…

My first year of motherhood

When you have a child, people tell you that the first year of your child’s life goes by fast, but I did not think it would fly by this fast. This past year has been incredible, filled with so much adventure. It has been amazing to watch the development of this little human that I…

College Tips

Hi guys! In the spirit of back to school season approaching us, I thought it might be helpful if I interviewed my sister, a recent college grad, about any advice she had for you college students. Being the first to go to college in my family I wish I had someone to guide me and…

Quick update

Hey guys! Sorry I haven’t been posting often, let me give you a quick update on what’s been happening. I’ve been so busy with life! My husband, my sister, and a group of my really close friends have been graduating college the last couple of weeks, so I have been celebrating all their accomplishments. Congrats…

MOTD (makeup of the day)

Hey guys!!! Here is a quick makeup look, let me know what you guys think and if y’all would like more makeup looks. The details to this look are posted below: Foundation: Maybelline Fit me –  Shade 330 Concealer: LA Girl Pro – warm honey  Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow wiz & Brow definer (both…

My intro to motherhood

When I used to think of pregnancy I used to automatically think of the excruciating pain of labor. I didn’t realize how amazing of a journey it was until I experienced it for myself. Pregnancy is one of those things you have to experience for yourself in order to truly understand what I’m talking about….

Intersectionality

in·ter·sec·tion·al·i·ty (noun) the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage. ↑↑↑ That is the dictionary definition of intersectionality. Intersectionality in simpler terms is me; a black Muslim woman. The concept of…

Self-care

In an earlier post I mentioned that I studied psychology. Alhamdulilah I’ve been blessed to work in the field that I studied. The mental health field is very challenging, but can be very rewarding. I get to help individuals help themselves, and change their lives for the better everyday. As much as I enjoy the…