Holiday Homelessness Initiative: 

I'm a huge advocate for self-love, but an even bigger advocate for acknowledging that love is a verb. Self-love doesn't mean just loving yourself in spite of your flaws, but that you do what's necessary to practice said love (usually in the form of self-care) - both naturally and spiritually. I do, however, understand that not all women have access to the resources to do so.  

Because of this, each year DEAR QUEENS works with Life Haven Women & Children's Shelter in New Haven, CT to provide their 18 homeless women, some of them mothers, holiday gifts that evoke change and inspire self-love. In 2015, with the help of financial and in-kind contributions, the women were gifted individualized self-care kits (including: nail polishes, feminine hygiene products, gifts cards, and an inspirational note). In 2016, with the support of two sponsors, the women were gifted my favorite book, Showing Mary: How Women Can Share Prayers, Wisdom and the Blessings of God by Renita Weems. Showing Mary promotes unity, sisterhood, and love amongst women. 

This year, with a desire to create more impact, DEAR QUEENS will be hosting an inspirational (child-free) holiday party for the women. The purpose: to give them the space and time to enjoy themselves and interact with other women to create community, share love, and receive support.

To support, purchase anything from the DEAR QUEENS store - all proceeds go directly to the initiative.
Or, donate via Go Fund Me or Cash App (at $DEARQUEENS).  

For questions, e-mail me at:

THEME: An Ode to the Queen 
You are cordially invited to be honored for your strength, celebrated for your resilience, and appreciated for your inner beauty. 

Come be honored by a group dedicated to pouring love into us women. Celebrate the beauty, love, strength and resilience of womanhood, by those who receive it most: men.

Yes, men will be honoring you, Queen! 

This night of passion and poetry will leave you inspired, appreciated and empowered. You don't want to miss this amazing end to your week. 


Frank Mr.Wonderful Brady (as seen on and BET), 
Sharmont Influence-Little (CT Slam Team Finalist), 
Tarishi Midnight-Shuler (CT Slam Team Finalist)
and many more! 

Treat yourself to an evening of soulful music and soulful words written to fill you up with positivity and self-love.

VISIT: to get your $10 early bird tickets today!

*NOTE: This event is not only for women. Fellas, accompany your girlfriends, best friends, cousins, sisters, moms and aunties.


Through the joy, pain, and ultimately healing of my last relationship, I’ve learned a lot about life, love, and myself. So many beautiful discoveries came from the pain of those memories, and I’d be doing a poor job if I didn’t use them to uplift and encourage the beautiful souls around me.

Because of that, DEAR QUEENS is launching the LESSONS FROM LOVE blog series, bringing the experience of black women in love, to your homes and hearts.

Honoring the collective voice of womanhood, the Lessons From Love series was created to provide a community of support for women currently in love, or healing from love. The series used personal narratives + testimonies to empower women to make effective dating decisions and to pursue the love they rightly deserve.

The series yielded over 13 submissions (and a few late ones that didn't make it to the site). Over 13 beautiful, dynamic stories to read and wisdom that was shared. To dive in to the posts from the series, click here.

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