Women.Weed.WiFi

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Hey lovelies! It has been much too long since I’ve shared any of the alchemy I stay brewing on this site. Over the past few months I have been hard at work developing Women.Weed.WiFi, a female art and cannabis collective. Together with my friends, we maintain a weekly blog that covers product reviews, spiritual guidance, and interviews with other artists we dig. Recently we launched our quarterly zine, the first issue called, “Say Perhaps to Society,” that features words and art from contributors and yours truly. Oh yeah, and we throw really bangin’ parties 😉 Read our manifesto and follow Women.Weed.WiFi to stay up to date with my creative endeavors.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Coffee + Cigarettes

Hello to all you lovely people visiting this corner of my virtual universe! Thank you for coming back once more. Today’s post is a bit different from the rest as it is my first video post. Directing and styling films (in addition to writing them, of course) has always been a dream of mine, and I’m proud to present the first of many to come. For this short accompaniment to my poem, “Coffee + Cigarettes” I combined forces once more with the rest of the expanding ATWTV team. Check out our new site and drop a line if you’re interested in contributing. Otherwise, witness the beginning of a new chapter below and, as always, let me know what your thoughts (+ or – ) are.

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February

Photo: Amanya Maloba
Photo: Amanya Maloba

I am absolutely delighted that February is finally upon us. I’ve always loved this month because of the colors—red, pink, and black. Throughout February we’ll be featuring posts that fit within the colorful umbrella of the month with a good combination of interviews with young black talent, short biographies of black leaders and pioneers, editorials, and maybe even a love poem or two 😉

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I Am What’s Underneath: StyleLikeU Needs Your Help

#iamwhatsunderneathFor the uninitiated—StyleLikeU is a website run by a mother-daughter duo, Lily Mandelbaum and Elisa Goodkind. Their channel brings you in depth, sartorial-based interviews with some truly fascinating and stunning people. I first stumbled upon the site over three years ago and was actually, forreal left speechless by the “Closet Interviews” I saw. The website featured people with offbeat, seldom (or never) seen trinkets and accessories at a time when my relationship with fashion was growing deeper and more authentic. Rather than being absorbed into the Fashion world full of homogenous designs, models, patrons, and culture, StyleLikeU changed my course by confirming what I was already beginning to sense—that clothing and style can be as powerful as you allow them to be. I use my clothing to stay connected to my cultures, as an outward reflection of my true self, reminders of my travels, and so much more.

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