Archive for January 2013

Use micro choices to get back on and stay on the healthy wagon

Use micro choices to get back on and stay on the healthy wagon
We’re only halfway through the first month of the new year and already some of us may have stumbled keeping up with those lofty goals and resolutions we set. Who knew “eat better” would prove to be so challenging? Resolving to eat better and actually doing it are two very different things, but it doesn’t... Read more »

Why is Maya Angelou chasing me?

Why is Maya Angelou chasing me?
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”–Goethe Sometimes my dreams are really crazy. Disturbingly, I often have dreams of people chasing me trying to harm me (it’s usually people I know). Last week, I dreamt Dr. Maya Angelou – THEE Maya Angelou – was... Read more »

Bored with your locs? Try a fresh cut and color

Bored with your locs? Try a fresh cut and color
Last year, I let a stylist near my hair with scissors for the first since I started on my natural hair journey in 2002. My award-winning natural hair needed a makeover. I had layers cut into my hair, the longest being shoulder length, which was a refreshing but not very dramatic. It didn’t feel or... Read more »
Advertisement:

I don't do scales: Tales from the light(weight) side

I don't do scales: Tales from the light(weight) side
If you want to send a thin woman into a depressive episode, just tell her she’s lost weight. We DO NOT, under any circumstance, never ever ever ever want to hear that. Not from friends, not from family, not from total strangers, not even from the doctor.  I had a friend Facebook message me not... Read more »

In the kitchen: Ganesha Sweet Potatoes 1.3.13

In the kitchen: Ganesha Sweet Potatoes 1.3.13
I looked in my cabinets the other day and  grinned like a proud mommy at at all the spices I have now. A year ago I think my spice collection consisted of salt, pepper, lemon pepper and seasoning salt. Now I have all kinds of goodies like cumin, curry, coriander, Himalayan sea salt and turmeric.... Read more »

Headwraps turn heads in Chicago: More than a fashion trend

Organizer, Sandria M. Washington
On Saturday, June 23, 2012, nearly two dozen Chicago residents—including four small children—were shot in Millenium Park. The lone shooter, an African-American woman in her 30s, also shot herself.  Eyewitnesses in the park that afternoon were too overwhelmed with shock to provide immediate comment on the brazen shooting; a scene of this magnitude had never... Read more »
Advertisement:
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Meet The Blogger

    Sandria311

    I'm from Chicago, but I swear I live on my own planet. In my world, it makes perfect sense to be a writer/editor/natural hair model/actress/poet/PR consultant/humanitarian/all around really cool chick--24/7!

  • Recent Comments

  • Categories

  • Monthly Archives

  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement:
  • Fresh Chicago News