Editorial, Fashion

The Zeal Life: ‘Access Not Granted’, A Fashion Narrative on the Sexual Vulnerability of WomenFeatured

Spring/Summer 2019 Women since childhood are conditioned to modify their being in such a way to protect from sexual assault, harassment and degradation. Throughout the day women are aware–subconsciously even– of the measures needed to steer clear of uninvited attention or danger. At the gym, at school, catching Uber, going to work, walking to the car, even in the safety of homes, women must be aware they are a woman. This narrative teaches the male counterpart is the predator– women…

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Editorial, Fashion

The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion VignetteFeatured

The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette
The Zeal Life Presents: ’Ignominy Prohibited,’ A Fashion Vignette

Fall/Winter Editorial 2018 The ignominy to maintain curly-kinky tresses began decades ago and has manifested in the 21st century in micro-degressive patterns.  There is an overpowering  pressure to disguise the methodology behind our black crowns. Satin-silk bonnets and scarves, duck-clips, bobby-pins and flexi-rods are prohibited beyond our bedrooms or risk judgement of being ghetto. We fail to realize the gentle details required to care for black hair is a part of black culture and deserves to be illuminated. Big colorful…

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Culture, Events, Profiles

In Conversation (Half Hour Performance) By Amanda Grae Platner

I had the pleasure of taking part in series “In Conversation (Half Hour Performance)” by performance artist, @amandaplatner I spoke with her and multidisciplinary artist @sahlehe. We spoke about gender and race equality, The Wall, mental health amongst other important topics.   Join our mailing list below for more affluent content in style, art, and branding resources!

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Life, Opinions

Here’s 5 Reasons Why Black Culture Tolerates Sexual Abuse Against Black Women

sexual abuse in black community

Tackling Sexual Abuse in Black Community Lifetime aired the docuseries Surviving R. Kelly and while we have been privy to R.Kelly’s abuse for decades. The story is told in a way we’ve never seen. Sadly details were revealed that many were unaware of–including me. Although I’ve never been an R.Kelly superfan. I have admired his work as a piece of my childhood, Space Jam, I believe I can fly, Trapped in the Closet, Contagious. I had to acknowledge that I am…

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Fashion, My Looks

The Zeal Life- My New Years Eve Look

The Zeal Life- My New Years Eve Look
The Zeal Life- My New Years Eve Look
The Zeal Life- My New Years Eve Look
The Zeal Life- My New Years Eve Look
The Zeal Life- My New Years Eve Look
The Zeal Life- My New Years Eve Look
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Inspiring, Life

8 Reasons Why Another Year Has Passed, And You’re Not Where You Want To Be

Setting New Year’s Goals Another year is over and you’re at the same miserable job or stuck in the same unhealthy relationship, or perhaps you’re still trying to lose the same pounds or your bank account has made no increases. We all have one or two things that may still look the same in a year’s time, but overall if you are hoping for changes in specific areas in your life and have not received the results you were hoping…

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Culture, Events, Inspiring

Still Point Arts: Selfie Identity at Arms Length, You’ll Never See Selfies The Same Again

When’s the Last Time You Took a Selfie? Now When’s the Last Time You Self Reflected? The term “selfie” according to Think Map Visual Thesaurus, was first spotted in 2002 on an ABC Online forum in Australia.  And over the past decade and a half has migrated its way through the world, the definition is “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.” (although it doesn’t have to…

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Documentary, Events, Inspiring, Life

Last Pieces of Vine City: Exploring The Intrusion of Urban Development On Black Historic Atlanta by Rose Smith

Last Pieces of Vine City Atlanta, the Southern Hollywood, is highlighted for its trendy lifestyle and affluent culture in the arts and nightlife, but like any major city, there are parts that are often neglected and hardly mentioned. Vine City is a historic district in Atlanta–home of historically black universities, Clark, Spelman, and Morehouse. The city is where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the most revolutionary movement in the world, but this town once rich in ancestral spirit is…

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Fashion, My Looks

The Zeal Life- The Powder Room

The Zeal Life- The Powder Room
The Zeal Life- The Powder Room
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Inspiring, Life, Opinions

A Culture of Perfectionism, 4 Traits That Reveal You are a Perfectionist & How It’s Hurting You

I use to say I was a perfectionist, not because I was. But when someone tells you they are perfectionists what they really want you to believe is that they are an expert at what they do and who they are, and they don’t want anyone to see anything less than that. What is disappointing about this phenomena is that there’s no such thing as perfect. So where there is perceived perfection, there is deception. In a microwave culture where…

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