The Untouchable

Steam rises from my grandmother’s crock pot / Freshly cooked rice sits comfortably on the counter / Lamb chops dance across the wedding china my mother—in-law had to buy me / Sparkling wine slides down the side of my favorite wine glasses / And there I stood / By the kitchen door / My sienna …


It’s seven past midnight / There’s a crackling in the sky / I mean a nuke in the sky / There’s a bed of nine dead lilies in my face / I mean a bed of nine dead bodies in the mosque // There are scared children clinging to my skirt / I mean scared …

Happy New Year!

Photo by Anna-Louise on I am renewed. I am refreshed. I am unafraid. I am hopeful. I am optimistic. I am ready to harvest the best from my reality and sow the seeds of my dreams. Cheers, Najya

Meditation for 2019

Photo by Pixabay on Stop apologizing when you've done nothing wrong. And if things fall apart in that type of situation, recognize that the foundation wasn't strong in the first place. Love you enough to not make others and their opinions your God. It's time to live free. Xo, Najya

Influencer Spotlight: L’Oreal Thompson Payton

On July 3, 2017, the tables were turned. The woman, who has spent a large portion of her life as a reporter and content creator, found herself on the other side of the experience. Baltimore’s very own, L’Oreal Thompson Payton, took the time out of her schedule to have a conversation with me about her journey in writing, dedicating herself to her purpose and finding healing in self-care. L’Oreal is a true mover and shaker in this world, and I hope that you apply just a portion of the gems that she dropped throughout this conversation!