Author Archives: piperdubz

Learning to Talk About Race

Someone whom I know to be highly intelligent, and whom I love unconditionally, was pissing me off. I hadn’t seen him for several months, namely since before Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson. It’s also worth mentioning that he’s forty years my senior. Here’s what happened. We were playing a card game; he won. […]

Quotes Every Human Can Learn From: Dolly Parton, the Human Rainbow

Dolly Parton is a glittering beacon of positivity. A funk-tastic example of how far a lady can go with self-awareness, determination, and the business sense to garner success from her talent.  I look like a woman but I think like a man. I’ve done business with men who think I’m as silly as I look. By […]

Bella on Demand App Brings High-End Beauty Team To You

On Wednesday night, Bella on Demand launched their new app. The app brings high-end hair stylists and makeup artists to your home or office. If you are in a time crunch, don’t know where to find a makeup, hair, or nail person and want to look awesome hassle free, this app is for you. My friend Nikki and […]

Quotes Every Human Can Learn From: Remembering Maya Angelou

Earlier this year, a diva from the highest of divadry orders passed from this Earthly realm. By “diva” I mean a highly accomplished woman worthy of praise and reverence. Words cannot do justice to the magnitude of Maya Angelou’s life. This woman overcame poverty, racism and sexual abuse to become a celebrated author, poet, dancer, […]

Quotes Every Human Can Learn From: Week 1 with Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker quotes are perfect for those days when nothing seems genuine and your mouth hurts from fake-smiling, because Dottie didn’t have time for that noise. A celebrated poet, critic, satirist, short-story writer and screenwriter, she was fired from Vanity Fair because her harsh (and honest) reviews closed three plays. She was an active, self-proclaimed […]