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Early Beginnings

  Starting at an early age, I have always found peace in the kitchen. Blame it on my Grandmothers. They opened up their kitchens to their families and any guest that stepped foot through the door. I learned early that a good meal or dessert goes a long way. The kitchen was truly the heartbeat of the house. How We Got Here! One fall day (circa 2016) there was a request for a dessert, for a family celebration. After going round and round we settled on Banana Puddin(g). My first thought was Banana Puddin(g)? Really? Of course that was only because I had never made it before. However, I obliged and to my surprise, IT WAS A HIT!! Using a...

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As African American Women, We Have Grown to Love the Skin we are in, But Do We Really Know How To?

Growing up, I never had women around me stress the importance of taking care of my skin, skincare came later in life and it came from women who did not look like me. It always made me think, why don’t African American women take care of their skin? But I quickly learned that we do, but so many of us live with misconceptions and very little knowledge about skin-care. A huge misconception that I had was that women with melanin did not need SPF, but SPF should be worn daily and all year around. SPF not only protects skin from sun damage, wind damage, and environmental factors, but it also helps to reduce signs of aging. An important thing to...

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