Me & My Homegirls: A Playlist

 


I made a curated playlist for a friend and loved it so much that I decided to turn it into a playlist for Neo Womanism. Check it out below:

A Poem Called “3:37AM”

I have found that my best writings have always come from painful moments in my life. I wrote this late last year in about five minutes, so please forgive any errors as I have not gone back to edit it since. Anyway, I finally sat down and recorded an audio version recently. Written version below and audio version just underneath it:

Revisiting Pushing Daisies

I recently binged on Hannibal and decided to revisit another Bryan Fuller classic: Pushing Daisies. Pushing Daisies lasted two seasons before being cancelled due in part to the 2007-2008 Writers' Strike.

Like Hannibal, Pushing Daisies was visually stunning and had an amazing cast. One of the most important aspects of the show was how colorful everyone and everything was, except for Ned (Lee Pace), who always wore dark colors so that the viewer focused on him.

Found on Instagram: Retro Signs!

I love spotting retro road signs that have held up beautifully and happening upon Instagram accounts dedicated to it. One of my favorite accounts has to be @sign_of_the_time. Take a look at a few of the different signs the account has posted:


Exploring Villa Lewaro, the Home of Madame C.J. Walker

Villa Lewaro, designed by architect Vertner Tandy, was the home of Madame C.J. Walker and later her daughter, A'Leila Walker (formerly known as Leila Walker Robinson). The name Lewaro came from the first two letters of each word in Leila Walker Robinson's name and had been coined by famed Italian singer, Enrico Caruso.

Located in Irvington, NY, the 20,000 square foot mansion sits on 3 acres and features 34 rooms.

OMG! Building Brick Style Waffle Sticks?!

It's here! A reason to live play with your food and not be ashamed about it. Cucina Pro's WaffleWow guarantees you'll have more fun eating waffles with their building brick waffler. And their now fully-funded Kickstarter is proof.

According to Cucina Pro, “The Building Brick Waffle Maker is perfect for lazy weekend mornings, sleepovers, snow days, Building Brick parties, breakfast for dinner, or just about any time!”

For the Love of Aesthetics: On Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo

A movie that pops into my head from time to time for its visual storytelling is the French film, L'écume des jours, also known as Mood Indigo. It's a grossly underrated romantic fantasy tragedy by director Michel Gondry, the man behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind, and The Science of Sleep. The film is adapted from Boris Vian's novel of the same name and tells the story of a newlywed couple struck by tragedy when the bride suddenly falls ill and can only be treated by being surrounded by flowers.

“If we screw up this moment, we try the next. And if we fail the next, we have our whole lives to get it right.”