Where Does the Name “Ama” Come From?

A summer Florida morning served as the backdrop for a business-ish meeting between new girlfriends and young lady bawses. Starbucks and laughter, discussions on marriage, relationships, expressions of femininity, and personal dreams took precedent over laptops and notebooks for more than half of our time together, but sometimes business is less about numbers and more about building relationships. … Continue reading Where Does the Name “Ama” Come From?

They Called Me Olivia Pope (Part II): 11 Things I’ve Learned as a Priestess

Yes yes, yall! Today is the 2nd anniversary of my initiation as an Obatala priestess!! If you are new to You Are The Truth, or need a refresher, you can click here to learn all about my year-long initiation process of wearing white in the Ifa/Lucumi faith. I am proud that the article on my iyawo … Continue reading They Called Me Olivia Pope (Part II): 11 Things I’ve Learned as a Priestess

They Called Me Olivia Pope: 8 Things I Learned During My Year In White

  Scandal’s leading lady, character Olivia Pope, was markedly my fashion inspiration during 2013 – my Iyawo year. If I was going to wear nothing but white for 365 consecutive days, i’d do so as my mother has raised me – with class and style. I spent all of 2013 wearing white clothes every day, … Continue reading They Called Me Olivia Pope: 8 Things I Learned During My Year In White