Juneteenth 2020: Radical Honesty.

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My Juneteenth celebration yesterday. Beauty, bellies, booties, & black women. My liberation came in the form of radical honesty. I sat in that pool yesterday and shed real tears and let it wash over me.

Often times as women and/or mothers, we try to keep it all together. We’ve been conditioned to. The concept of being a “strong black woman” can be very destructive and isolating. Not to mention, it takes mental energy and resources that can be better spent. I’m pledging to let it all go, practice compassion, and ask for the help that I need.

Open. Release. Shed. Love. Grow. Thankful for my tribe.

Celebrating self love. If you’re reading this, know that you are worthy and you are loved. You are beautiful and joy is your birthright.

Happy Juneteenth.

Take care,

Leslie Anne

Travel: Chillin’ in Chattanooga.

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My Spring Break was earlier this month before social distancing was our reality. I wanted to do something special with my babies so we took a road trip to Chatanooga, Tennessee. And I did it solo dolo. That’s right folks. Just me and the two toddlers, and the trip went really well. I was proud of us.

We went to the Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday and then to the Missionary Ridge Local for a 3-mile round trip train ride on Sunday morning. I don’t know what it is about trains, but kids dig ’em. It was a cool outing for us. And it was my first real train ride too.

See more from our Chattanooga trip below.

Peace,

Leslie Anne

Travel: Sweet Times in Savannah.

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I visited Savannah, Georgia for the first time last weekend and fell in love. The big Oak trees with Spanish Moss draping the branches are so beautiful. Savannah has the feel of an old soul. Such a charming place.

The great thing about living in the South is a quick road trip can get you to so many cool places whether it’s in Georgia, the Carolinas, Florida, or elsewhere. Driving to Savannah was a 3.5 hour car ride. Completely doable, even with 2 toddlers.

On our first day there, we went to The Public House for dinner, which was amazing. Then we waited in a line that went half way down the block for Leopold’s Ice Cream. Their serving size was on 200. And I, for one, was not mad. Plus the weather was perfection so we finished the day with a nice stroll around town. It was a great day.

I’m just getting to know Savannah, so any recommendations for next time are appreciated. I’ll definitely be back.

Peace. ❤️

-Leslie

Atlanta Pride Parade 2018

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The Atlanta Pride parade was lovely. Weather was just starting to cool off and the mood was so beautiful. Talk about great energy the entire time. As you can see, I had a great time.

I want to teach my children that love is love, regardless of who it is with. And that there are so many beautiful people in this world. People be beautiful. So I was pretty excited to go to my first Pride parade with the kiddos.

What events are you all excited about in your neck of the woods?

My signature pink wig was in full effect. I really should start naming these wigs. And I kept it real low key with a white tee, brown pants, and Adidas sneakers. I just thought about it; this wig’s name is definitely “Pinky.” Put some respek on her name.

Song of the day: Soft ft Yemi Alade: Killa