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The Art of Saying No: When Will I Learn?

I am rarely ever opposed to being vocal about how selfish I believe my younger brother to be. His attitude is self-preservation above all else. Don’t get me wrong, he’ll do the occasional favor or two, but at the end of the day it is all about his wants, his needs, his pleasure, his car, … Continue reading

“I’m Not Bitter, I’m Better.”

“Your standards are ridiculous. The man that you’re holding out for doesn’t exist. You are going to die old, lonely, and bitter!” This is what my ex from over three years ago said spitefully through the phone. “Okay. Thanks for the dating advice!” I calmly replied before ending the worst phone call ever. “Old and … Continue reading

Up Out My Face, Boy: 6 Signs You’ve Checked Out Of Your Relationship

A wise man once said that if you take the amount of time a couple has been together and divide it by two, you’ll get the amount of time that they’ve been breaking up. A relationship never just ends the moment both parties agree to go their separate ways. Just as it takes time for … Continue reading

Update: Oh, How I’ve Missed Thee!

Hey Guys! I know it’s been awhile my sincerest apologies. The Pretty With Purpose Launch was such a success and I want to thank you all for coming out! Since then I’ve started grad school which is pretty hectic and why I haven’t been able to write much. I promise that will change pretty soon! … Continue reading

Do You Have Something to Say? Write for Pretty with Purpose

While I love blogging and sharing with you guys, I am sure there are plenty of you out there with something to say. We are always looking for new voices with different outlooks and experiences here at Pretty With Purpose. If you would like to see your work featured or become contributor on Pretty with … Continue reading

Hooray! It’s National Spa Week!

Spa Week Shapes The Nation Through Health & Wellness Innovation National Event leads health and wellness movement with its affordable $50 Treatments By definition, spas are places devoted to overall well-being through various professional services that renew mind, body and spirit, according to the International Spa Association. For years, the spa industry has been undergoing … Continue reading

Event: You Guys Are Awesome! Let’s Celebrate

It has been a wonderful and adventurous three months since the launch of Pretty with Purpose. It is as if I am seeing my dreams come true right before my eyes and I want to say thank you for everyone who has supported me in chasing those dreams. It’s so funny, I’ve learned so much … Continue reading

More Than a Pretty Face: PWP Chats with Ocielia Gibson, Miss Black USA 2011

This past New York Fashion Week I met Ocielia Gibson, Miss Black USA 2011 at the lovely Emerge Runway Show whose PR and Celerity Coordinator was the wonderful Monique Tatum at Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR. My first impression of her was that she was sweet and so down to earth. After learning more about … Continue reading

The Perfect Easter Gift For That Special Child In Your Life

Every parent is guilty of giving their children meaningless gifts in celebration of Resurrection Sunday such as Easter baskets or stuffed bunnies when we all know neither have anything to do with the true meaning of Easter. I do understand that explaining the Crucifixion of Jesus could be pretty heavy for some children; however, you … Continue reading

You Can Make A Difference

  Hey Guys, I don’t usually post about this sort of thing; however, this is a special case. I have personal experiences with the justice system failing when it came to African-American men in my life.  I need you all to do me a favor and sign this petition so that we can see justice … Continue reading