Reasons (I’m perfectly fine with) why I make a horrible girlfriend.

I’m “too sure of myself”, so I’ve heard. I know what I want, I find ways the get it. I work my ass off and let nothing get in my way. Apparently that could put a blow to a man’s ego. Fine.

I’m not needy enough.. Whatever. I like my space. Alone time keeps me sane.

I don’t smother you much.. I’m sorry, me not smothering sends a signal of me not caring. So, in return. I get the shit stick. Baby I care, I care enough to let you live. If I admired a flower so much that I picked it from it’s stem, eventually it would die. Get it?

I’m too tough. If I’m not appreciated, I’m out. No pleading, No begging, sure it hurts, but ain’t nobody got time dude. I don’t fight for a man’s attention. I have shit to do.

I’m sorry, I just want to live in separate worlds. Sometimes I want those worlds to collide in the most passionate ways. I don’t need the extras, I’ll submit when It’s right and called for. I want to be closed off from the world with my partner and that’s when everything will matter. I want them to see me in my truest and rawest form. I don’t need to be paraded around friends or introduced to colleagues. I want to Connect… Disconnect… Recharge.. And repeat.


Happy Birthday Frida Khalo

*with my fav photo of her… 

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Recently I had the pleasure of working with photographer Mr. Phillip Dixon and visionary Ms. Nana Ghana.  These photos and florals were styled at Mr. Dixon’s home, a retreat oasis discreetly tucked away in Venice Beach, California. Nana inspires me with her incredible light, beauty, and love for life and people.  She is currently working on a documentary style film following the mornings of women living in Los Angeles. Be sure to check out her work - ‘LA Woman Rising.’ These photos were captured with my iphone - to say I’m excited to see Phillip’s snaps is an understatement.  Stay tuned for more. 

xo - Dara

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"Frida, mírate”. ‘Frida, contémplate”.

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Girls&WomenToKnow: Leanna Archer

Meet Lenna Archer, who started her Leanna Inc. a haircare line at This Long 9 years old. Leanna all nautral organic hair products has generated over $ $100,000 in revenue. Leana develops and mixes each of her products (the original hair dressing was based on a family formula), and tracks orders and customer correspondence. Her parents and two brothers assist in bookkeeping, packaging, and product testing. The company sells its shampoos, conditioners, shea butter, and other products both in stores and online. 

Leanna is a philanthropist as well in 2008 she founded the Leanna Archer Education Foundation, an organization devoted to providing better opportunities for children in Haiti. Leanna’s goal is to built schools in Haiti, while providing a Safe learning environment for over 150 students.

Leanna as been featured in Forbes Magazine, Success Magazine, INC Magazine (30 under 30) and Ebony Magazine. Online web portal, AOL Black Voices, was also impressed with Leanna and positioned the Teen CEO as #5 on their list of “ Top 9 Young Lions” who are making Black History. Leanna has also been interviewed by several major media outlets, including NBC, MSNBC,ABC,FOX Business and BET.

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