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Yellow Dress and Problematic EssenceFest

When considering this dress I used a sequence of logic that is very similar to how I found myself at the 2018 EssenceFest in New Orleans.

Group think - just like my other homegirls who know better - we saw Girl's Trip and were gassed up thinking it would be Black Woman Mardi Gras! It was in someways but it was mostly a family reunion itinerary kind of vibe (complete with your auntie Mary). When I was considering this dress I was thinking a "ooh a midi dress and plunging cleavage in denim AND YELLOW" What I didn't think about was the 5 foot 7 inch model wearing an XS and having several traces less of breast meat than I have.  

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My Self Care Start

Before reading several titles on the subject of self-care and self love I read a lot of afro-futurism. Before knowing that self care and self love had nothing to do with how I looked or spending money- I spent a lot of time in the house experimenting with face masks.  Below is the book Wildseed, written by [Mother] Octavia E. Butler and a recipe for a mild bentonite clay mask.  

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