“You Are My African Queen…”

Every year during the month of February I put on a Black History Assembly for my students at the Elementary School I work at. This year I focused on African American inventors and people of African descent. I wanted my students to understand and learn that they can be anything they want to be in life. Also I shared with my youth that there are people at our school that have African descent, meaning they are from another country where they speak a different language or they may look like they’re Black but be from another country.

During the Black History Assembly we showcased historical music from the 1920’s until present. Also I did a flag presentation which focused on students and staff that are of African descent from other countries. This was very important to me being that my father is from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I wanted to share with my students that my father speaks other languages and my grandma doesn’t speak English, because when students look at me they see the color of my skin nothing else. The flags that participated in the presentation were Belize, Brazil, Haiti, Honduras, Libra, and Puerto Rico.

The outfit that I decided to wear during the flag presentation is an African dress that I designed and my friend’s Libran head wrap. “You look like and African Queen” many of my students told me, and I truly felt like one. This dress I designed for my graduation from grad school about 5 years old. But I love finding old clothes in my closet and making them new again. I hope you love my African attire as much as my kids did.



Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I asked myself should I buy something new or find something in my closet? I decided to find something in my closet.
When you haven’t wore something in a while it becomes new all over again, that’s how I feel about this cute floral patterned dress that I found last year at Macy’s. This year I’m living the single life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up on Valentine’s Day, because Lord knows I am!!!
When I originally wore this dress, it was worn in a country-chic type of way. For my birthday, I went horseback riding and this dress was paired with a vest, cow girl boots, and a cow girl hat. As you can tell – I was really into the cowgirl theme at the time. I even took it as far as going to Napa! That was a memorable birthday. Now, I plan to wear this again, in a more curvaceous cute way – simple with a cardigan and low nude heel. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Remember that curvaceous and plus size women are dime pieces who are top of the line and nothing less, always, 2 SNAPS TO THAT!



My Birthday Outfit

My Birthday Outfit

Dress:Macy’s Women|Cardigan:TJMaxx|Heels:Payless
Photo taken by Elaine Hicks