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    Where’s Your Crown?

    This is the question that Rapsody asks on her latest ‘Crown’ EP – “Where’s Your Crown?”. Yesterday was the Women’s March and also Rapsody’s birthday. Fitting day to celebrate women as both Rapsody and the many women who marched believe in uplifting women around the globe. For me the Women’s March wasn’t as much about our new President as it was about women being fed up with how they are portrayed, spoken of, and treated. As American women, we have a lot…

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  • Sounds

    Sounds: BØRNS

    Before I fall asleep, I like to listen to music that makes me feel like I’m falling into a dream. Almost like Alice falling down the rabbit hole. Lately, BØRNS has been…

  • Grrrl Inspiration

    Magical Women: One

    I love Pinterest! One of my favorite boards on Pinterest is ‘Inspire Me Ladies’. I love supporting other women and gathering inspiration from them. I thought about all the ways I want…

  • Life

    Blogging for Foodie Annapolis

    Last March, I started blogging for Foodie Annapolis. As a Principal Designer for the Symmetry Agency, this was a natural progression. Symmetry was responsible for developing the brand for the blog and we still work…

  • Design Life

    2016: A Year in Review

    Dear 2016, parts of you were amazing and parts of you were really sucky! Losing some of my personal heroes was hard. The election; well, let’s not talk about it. Still…

  • Design Life


    A Long Road! It has been a long and amazing road to 19FIFTYTHREE (19FT)! The original concept around 19FT was to create a streetwear brand for the mid-atlantic tomboy. After collecting inspiration, I found…

  • Life

    Dear Marc Jacobs. I Come in Peace.

    Dear Marc Jacobs, I am huge fan of your work. I am a black woman. I am a lover of art and fashion. The situation that you are currently in with…

  • Design Life

    UpStArt Magazine Feature

      Up.St.ART Annapolis stands for Up Street Art.  Upper West street has been designated as the Arts and Entertainment district in Annapolis. U.A. is a quarterly publication that highlights the creative…