What is the difference between being rich and having financial security? For me, being rich means that you do not have to worry about money. You have acquired enough money that whether you continue to work or not, you are able to pay all of your bills, take regular vacations, and spend money without necessarily … Continue reading Save like your life depends on it…
Growing up I do not remember anyone discussing with me the importance of having good credit, saving money, or about having investments, other than teachers. Similar to a lot of kids growing up in the inner city, I did not understand the extent of my poverty but I knew that I was not able to … Continue reading Growing up in Poverty Handicapped my Future Financial Security
I know spring has just begun but I am looking forward to the summer. Summer is the time when I usually take my best vacation of the year and right not I am in dire need of a vacation. I cannot wait to lay out on the beach listening to music and reading a good … Continue reading Help Yourself through Summer Reading!
I didn’t realize until I became a designer how empowering being a model is for people. I wanted to become a model when I was younger because I thought they were pretty but I never thought about the self-esteem boost it could give me. I always thought I was cute but I was short so … Continue reading Plus size Fashion: For Us by Us #DistrictofCurves
Today I attended Chapter I of the “Twenty Queens Power Brunch,” a four part master class series focused on helping women develop their brands through networking and learning from experts in the field. This event was curated by Uju Obianwu (An Uj), CEO and Founder of “The Life of An Uj, Inc. As an entrepreneur, … Continue reading “Your Network Determines your Net Worth” #TwentyQueens
Hi All, Our next book club meeting will be on Thursday, May 11th at 7pm. I will be on IG Live discussing the book, "Women who Run with Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Women Archetypes (2008)" by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Follow me on IG @dreamsbydanielle.
As a follow-up to my Blog post, "The Search for the Perfect Body," I developed a list of ways you can improve your body image. Write yourself a love note when you are feeling down. List things that you love about yourself and set goals for the future. It may be helpful to post them … Continue reading 10 Ways to Enhance your Body Image
How do you think the author’s Nigerian and affluent background plays a role in how she views the issues (feminism, racist, relationships, social media, fame seeking behaviors, etc…) discussed in this book? The author discusses many different types of terrible friends, what do you think is the worst type of friend that she described? Do … Continue reading “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual” by Luvvie Ajayi Book Discussion Questions
Body image is such a sensitive topic but yet it's treated so trivially in society. While we know that people have committed suicide due to poor body image we still use weight issues as our go-to-joke. It’s disheartening to think about the role that we all play in shaping the body image of the youth. … Continue reading The Search for the Perfect Body
It is almost that time of year when everyone is planning family trips, girls trips, couples trips, and other types of group trips. Whether you love to travel with your loved ones or you sort of dread it, I want to share some tips on how to survive the “group trip.” Know the people in … Continue reading The “Group Trip” Survival Guide
Can we talk about how I went to see three movies so far this year and they were all about black people? Not only were they about black people but they were written and directed by black people and the “gag” is none of them was about slavery. You read it correctly. Not one of … Continue reading They may want us to “Get Out” but Black people aren’t going anywhere
Hi all, Our next book club meeting will be on March 28th at 7pm. I will be on IG live discussing the book "I'm Judging You" by Luvvie Ajayi. Follow me on IG @dreamsbydanielle