Writing To Speaking: Join Me at North Carolina Central University!

Writing To Speaking: Join Me at North Carolina Central University!

Happy Tuesday, family!

I know my mantra is "Look Better In Writing," but I might need to adopt another mantra: "Look Better in Speaking." Okay, never mind. That was corny.

Let's try again.

I'm excited to share that God is calling me to do more than write. He's opening doors for me to speak. This Friday, I'll be a guest speaker at the Mid-Eastern HBCU Global Impact Conference 2017. That's pretty major! Please keep me in your prayers as I travel safely to the South and fulfill whatever mission God has for me!

By the way...

If you would like to invite me to speak at your school, workshop, or event, you can email me at nailah@nharv.com. (Please feel free to peruse my WORK WITH ME page for pictures and speaking engagement details.)

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2016 Diary

2016 Diary

Happy New Year! (I hope I'm not too late with the well wishes.)

For the past two years, I've written annual blog diaries to highlight some cool, noteworthy things I’ve done throughout the year to help me be more grateful for my life. These annual blog diaries also include documented moments of growth in my business. This may sound like a weird, vain, or possibly silly concept, but it has worked for me in the past. Although I will no longer document accomplishments in this way, my annual blog diaries helped me learn the importance of gratitude. The simple things in life really do matter. (NOTE: I deleted a lot of info because I felt it wasn’t for the public.) Nevertheless, these notes are still pretty transparent.

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2015 Diary

2015 Diary

Happy New Year!

2016 has been amazing for me, thus far. Hopefully, you guys have the same testimony. Instead of me talking about how grateful I am for another year, I'm gonna follow the same new year process I started last year where I list highlights of the previous year--broken down into months--showcasing the new and/or exciting things I've accomplished and learned.

click here to read my 2014 diary, otherwise, continue reading:

JANUARY

-Released my first short story fiction on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday (although Amazon says a different date)

-Visited the eatery "Lemonade " in Manhattan Beach and fell in love with it

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3 Reasons You Must Visit the MOCA Museum in L.A.

3 Reasons You Must Visit the MOCA Museum in L.A.

Okay, I like visiting museums. So what makes the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) one of the best museums in Los Angeles, in my opinion? Well, there are three 3 things that make me feel this way.

1 || Diverse Art

There are more than hanging abstract paintings, there are physical art forms, like 3D-you-can-actually-touch art.

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One Reason to Visit the Watts Towers by Simon Rodia

One Reason to Visit the Watts Towers by Simon Rodia

Last month, I visited a national historic landmark right in my own neighborhood: simon rodia's towers in watts. I waited 30 years to take in this work of art, but better late than never. The beautiful thing about the Watts Towers is that it was built by one person, simon rodia, and that is reason enough to visit. Although it was a 34-year project, the structures are still standing today and will hopefully be standing for years to come!

Another fun fact: the artist only used glass, mirrors, seashells, rocks, ceramic tile, pottery, and marble to create the masterpiece(s). The three tallest towers are: 55 feet tall, 97 feet tall and 99 feet tall. How cool! When I was younger, I used to be ashamed to say that I am from Watts - a subculture of Los Angeles--in south L.A. Why? Because Watts is, unfortunately, more known for its gang and drug violence as opposed to its history and creativity. As an adult, I am proud to announce that I am an educated Black woman who appreciates my community and focuses on the positive in every place, thing, and person. I am from Watts, and I'm okay with that. :)

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2014 Diary

2014 Diary

Happy New Year, good people!

What better way to bring in 2015 than to reflect on 2014?! Well, that's what this blog post is about. It is the highlights, if you will, of last year.

In 2014, I started a personal campaign diary and wrote down all of the new, exciting, and abnormal things that I've done (accomplished). This list remained as an email draft until today, and it was the first time I read it over. It was interesting to read fragments of my life in a year. All in all, I thank God for the highs and lows of twenty fourteen--they were all worth it! I hope you enjoy my journey. I'm thinking of continuing this diary theme throughout 2015.

What do you think?

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