I'm Speaking at Creative Mornings in Oakland!

UPDATE: Watch my speech below!

***Listen to my podcast about anxiety***

This Friday, Jan 26th I will be speaking about living with anxiety challenges and mental health for Creative Mornings. I HATE anxiety. Hate it. But my love for stopping mental health stigma by sharing my story is stronger. I'll also talk about facing our normal, everyday anxieties.

Registration opens this Monday at 11am. They go quick so make sure you sign up ASAP.

When Pleasure Tastes Like Bedroom Kandi

From Bedroom Kandi press page
For the entire month of November, I'm bringing you my Black Women & Sexual Empowerment SeriesFollow on social media at #BlackWomenSexuality. 

In the years of covering black women and sexuality, I’ve only met a few sistas who have their own sexual consumer products. There were these women at Erotica LA (that was so much fun!). Fingers crossed, I’ll introduce you to Neena Joyner later on in the series. She owns the sex shop Feelmore in Oakland. And then Miss Real Housewives of Atlanta, Miss X-Scape, Miss hella dope songwriter and producer, Miss business woman herself: Kandi Burruss. 

Kandi put the $ in plea$ure with her line Bedroom Kandi. She’s in partnership with the company OhMiBod. They made the original iPod vibrator where it vibrated at the speed of the song being played. Kandi’s line includes toys, lingerie, oils, candles, and kink toys.  Since meeting her a few years ago, she has taken the line to a Mary Kay, Avon level where women can sell the products as consultants. Props to her for getting her line out through women’s entrepreneurship. Make that dough and get an O.

Kandi is all kind of sexy and successful in this picture.
Photo from Bedroom Kandi press page. 

Kandi’s line was, and still is, a big deal to me because very few black women have their own line of sex toys. And why not? We sing about sex. We dance sexy in the media. We perform and pose in porn. And we buy sex toys. Why not own our pleasure on this level?? I hope this opens the doors for other black women to have products. What Kandi’s business also says to black women is that we deserve to experience sexual pleasure too.

She’s such a sweet and down to earth woman. You can read about my meeting with her here.

All Tied Up. Photo from
Bedroom Kandi Press Page