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Three Ways to Silence Your Self-Doubts

I’ve always wanted to be a writer. As a child, I often traded the sprinklers at the playground with reading books curled on the living…

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Why I Decided To Loc My Hair

I’ve never had a true loving relationship with my hair. It’s mostly been the thing that lives on top of my head and just sits…

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Short Story: Memory of a Place

In a freshly pressed, buttoned-down white collar shirt barely visible underneath a green blazer, I walked down the four flights of chipped marble stairs out…

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Six Things I Did Before Locing My Hair

In the eight years that I transitioned from relaxed to natural hair, I didn’t do much styling and mostly rocked a curly fro, ponytail or…

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One Small Step Toward Creating A Life You Love

Being caught in the rinse and repeat demands of life – work, school, commutes, activities, housework, homework and the nitty gritty details that pull it…

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Three Ways to Silence Your Self-Doubts

I’ve always wanted to be a writer. As a child, I often traded the sprinklers at the playground with reading books curled on the living…

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If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.

Audre Lorde

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Hey, There!

Hey, There!

I’m Riquelmy - a writer, book hoarder, planner ninja, perpetual smiler, mom, wife and a thousand other things that don’t allow me to fit neatly into a box. And I completely embrace all that I am! But, it took me a long time to step into that place and begin living a life that I love detached from societal expectations. This little corner of the internet is me rocking to my own rhythm and no longer dimming my voice.

In this space, I write about my journey to live a holistic lifestyle - mind, body, and soul - and short fiction. I also share reflections on motherhood, obstacles I've encountered and the resources I've used to craft a purposeful life. In sharing my journey and the lessons I have learned along the way, I hope to inspire you to live an authentic life, according to your own rules, separate from the noise that surrounds us.

Thanks for stopping by - I'm super happy to see you here!