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An Atlanta-based cultural critic and lifestyle blogger, Kia explores entertainment, spirituality, politics and social issues in a way that engages and informs readers. Media, culture and society intersect in her writings and practical, livable principles and theology emerge. Join Kia on this journey of living, learning and loving out loud.

Book Review: The Hate U Give

Book Review: The Hate U Give

In the midst of an overwhelming newscycle, I decided to escape in a book. Most of what I read is nonfiction and requires way too much brain power, so I grabbed a fiction book, The Hate U Give. It was the previous month’s selection in the Reading While Black Book Club....

Dear White People…Get Your Cousins

Dear White People…Get Your Cousins

A few years ago one of my middle school classmate’s mother befriended me on Facebook. Her daughter and I cheered together, and her and my mom used to chat when we were at practice, games and camps. They were both doctor’s wives, so I...

Day 15: How Do We Continue Resisting?

Day 15: How Do We Continue Resisting?

One day it will be written in history books that as white supremacy attempted to take its final stand, the people rose up, joined together and fought back. They looked evil in the face and said, “We will not become you.” Day 15. We’re fifteen days into the Trump...

The Ultimate Christmas Playlist

The Ultimate Christmas Playlist

Surgeon General Warning: This playlist should only be played between Black Friday and New Years Day. Playing Christmas music outside of this timeframe may lead to serious health risks like physical assault. You have been warned. Don't be that person. One of my...

30-Day Naked Yoga Challenge

30-Day Naked Yoga Challenge

For the past six years, I’ve been practicing yoga on and off. And while my consistence kinda sucks, I really enjoy yoga and the benefits it offers. According to Natalie Nevins, DO, a board-certified osteopathic family physician and certified Kundalini Yoga instructor...

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