Vitamin Y {as in Yellow!}

Monday, May 30, 2016




This is what I planned to wear to attend the Atlanta Jazz Festival yesterday. Then I changed my mind on going. After a bit of a mishap, I wasn't in an exactly social mood. It was even tempting to close the blinds, dive into bed, curl myself into a ball and cry.  Somehow,  I managed to pick myself up, get dressed and go for a stroll around the neighbourhood. I figured some cheering up was in order. The fresh air, sunny weather AND this yellow romper certainly helped. If you have been following the AM blog, you know about my belief that colours can aid in channeling good vibes. I consider yellow,  especially this citrus shade to be especially effective in shifting the way one feels.  
At least,  it worked for me! 

Romper: Zara
Sandals: Steve Madden
Clutch: Thrifted
Earrings : Cultural Accents {made in Mali}
Necklaces: Ann Taylor Loft,  Brass beaded one  bought at an Atl fest,
  {made in Nigeria}
Bangles: Thrifted {made in India}
Rings: Ann Taylor & Thrifted


Papyr.us Pick: We Should All Be Feminists

Monday, May 23, 2016



For the month of June, Papyr.us is taking a break from fiction by featuring an essay. The book in question is We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Americanah, Purple Hibiscus and Half Of A Yellow Sun. In this contemplative look at what feminism means and look like for a Modern (African) woman, the irrefutably talented Nigerian writer shares her experiences surrounding the often controversial label. 
The essay, which was adapted from a TedEx speech that Chimamanda gave, provides a glimpse into some significant elements that have contributed to her general outlook and arguably to the stories she tells through the medium of fiction.
Assata & I are giving away a copy of the book to one of our Papyr.us members. 
Here's how you can enter to win:
1) Follow the Papyr.us Instagram page ( @papyrusbookclub) 
2)Subscribe to the Youtube Channel (thepapyrusbookclub)
3)Leave a comment under our last YT book review
Good Luck!