• Anxiety,  Appreciation,  Art,  Change,  Fitness,  Interesting,  Mental Health,  Misunderstandings,  Transformation,  Wellness

    “No Filter” September 7, 2018

    I recently read an article on @Elitedaily by @aratagrams on what #filters are creating in the mind for women. It said, “Like every kind of social media, Snapchat is a company with its own agenda. It wants to flatter & persuade you to keep using it, but has no obligation to tell you the truth or take responsibility.” That stood out most to me. A lot of us lack self-care & make it a habit to put a filter on our life. We don’t take control because we can just cover it up. But it’s not easy to cover up low self-esteem. I’ve never had great skin.  Terrible eczema, dry…

  • Art,  Music,  Vibes

    Xavier Omar

    December 2017, I attended Xavier Omar’s Dallas show. I really enjoyed this experience. I came to Club Dada alone but I ended up meeting a group of awesome people that also showed up by themselves. We ended up waiting in line together. Christa and Sierra are some of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met,  you would have thought we had known each other all our lives; strangers just tend to vibe a little better-in my opinion.  It was a genuine meet and conversation, specifically about our love for music,  aspirations and how we end up attending concerts alone. Sierra (to the left) majors in Public Relations. She aspires to be in music management or PR for a label.…

  • Art,  Music,  Vibes


    @mereba "Black Truck" Single  RELEASED: 2/9/18 PRODUCTION: @9thwonder @samhoffmanmusic mix #blacktruck #earthgang #jid #spillagevillage #mereba #Calitour #LA #SantAna #fresnoca "Stay sick cause I follow my gut, they say I was pushing my luck. Nah, Imma push me an all black truck! I'm not sorry." 🖤🖤🖤 #nextupartist #musicislife #supporttheartist #hiphopmusic #popmusic #rnbmusic #dj #musicproducer #mix A post shared by NauBriana 💜 Blogger of Music 🎶 (@musicforthesoulonly) on Feb 10, 2018 at 8:44pm PST Mereba “Black Truck” Single

  • Art,  Music,  Vibes


      #NSTASIA "Chains" ALBUM: NEW RELIGION "Baby, when weee…when we make love just keep ya chains on. I wanna see'em swingin' allll night long…There's only one thing I wanna do." 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 Top favorites of #Newreligion are Trap or Die, Hell of A Time, Parachute & of course Chains. #Nextup for sure. #Getintoit ▪ ▪ ▪ #Billboard interview w/ @nastasiagriffin "The melody and lyrics to the hook of chains came about so effortlessly. As soon as I heard a loop I started freestyling it. The producers, TON thought it was crazy and I felt it too. It's sooo fun, seductive and unapologetic. If you've never experienced the scenario I'm singing about in chains then you want to. If you have…

  • Art,  Film

    Black Panther “Diverse Perspectives told on a Heroic Level”

    If you haven’t seen Black Panther yet this blog post could be a bit of a spoiler. I appreciated multiple scenes from the film. In my opinion, it represented both countries & culture well. I noticed how Wakanda & each character related to our country/society today. Witnessing Lupita portray Nakia and Letitia as Shuri was refreshing for me. It’s encouraging to see a strong, smart, proud woman in power saving her country versus a defeated slave at risk fighting back for her people. I listed a few scenes that relate to a lot of our experiences & culture now. The scene where Shuri showed T’Challa his bulletproof suit, shoes, high…

  • Art,  Music

    St. Beauty & Willow Smith – It Sounded like a Chant to Me 11/27/17

    September is when I first heard there would be a Jhene Aiko Trip Tour. Early October, I went ahead and purchased V.I.P tickets to see her at House of Blues. I was also excited to see Willow was opening up for her. When you hear V.I.P it’s likely for one to assume there’s a meet and greet involved. But that was not the purchase I made. My purchase came with early entrance and a package that included a Size Large Trip Shirt and poster. Early entrance meant that I didn’t have to stand in a longer line than some of her other fans. They were still general admission/standing only tickets.…

  • Art,  Music,  Vibes

    “I used to be jealous of Aaron Afflalo. He was the one to follow. He was the only leader foreseeing brighter tomorrows.”

    I often find myself reminiscing about the best times of my life when I go through the worst. I write down the pros and cons so I don’t make it a habit of forgetting when times were worse/best. 2012, Nick and I first connected. It was probably the best part of the “new feels” you get.  You know…that fresh feeling when you first start dating someone. You’re always anxious and floating because you’re unable to predict what the next part of your life will be like. No one can really bring you down, because everything feels perfect. Our initial conversation consisted of music. Days later, the core of our conversation consisted of music, books, film & just art period.…

  • Art,  Mental Health,  Music,  Selfdoubt,  Vibes

    SZA “CTRL” 10/17/17

    I’m so proud & inspired by this beautiful soul. A few years ago, we met at the airport & she let it be known she’d release something that wouldn’t disappoint. (I know I was a mess lol) She was partly excited and doubtful about the album.    I created a video for her newsletter a few months back just expressing my thoughts. And even after all her nominations, a GOLD Album & Platinum Single I’m still noticing the comments about some of her songs. How some women & men could never encourage her “ways” -especially women. One thing that gets under my skin about it is that these are the same ones that regularly jam…

  • Art,  Music,  Vibes

    Austin City Limits

    ACL 2017 was amazing! Each year, just gets better. If you’ve never attended a festival, you may not realize how much work it is to make the best of your experience. Booking rentals, hotels, purchasing tickets, finding the line-up, and performance dates/times is just the entry work. Once you actually make it to the city, you’re plowing through traffic just to make it to a bus and walk multiple miles to the festival. Even if you choose not to take the bus and drive to it- there isn’t much difference. Fall weather should make this easier to enjoy but not when you live in Texas. It was still close to…

  • Accountability,  Anxiety,  Art,  Change,  Film,  Fitness,  Freakin' Kids,  Interesting,  Mental Health,  Misunderstandings,  Music,  Privilege,  Selfdoubt,  Time,  Transformation,  Trolling,  Vibes


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