• Culture,  Experience,  Hotels,  Pretty City

    What is Black Joy?

    From electing a nitwit into the highest seat in the Oval Office to the phenomenal headline renaming a popular festival to “Beychella”, the media is taking us on a rollercoaster ride. I hardly ever watch television anymore but that doesn’t mean that the negative reports don’t make their way into my subconscious through outlets like Facebook and instagram. None of us are immune to negative infiltration of media. It’s tough to focus on the good things happening in our communities because they are often underreported. When I was invited by the City of Oakland to attend the Black Joy Parade, I thought, “it’s about time” that we celebrate our blackness…

  • Travel

    WTF: Women’s Travel Festival 2015

    I had the pleasure of attending the Women’s travel festival in San Francisco, California and meeting the founder of The Women’s Travel Fest, Kelly Lewis. This was a great experience for me because there are times when I share my travel experiences with other women and more often than not I get reactions such as ” Weren’t you scared?” or “Isn’t traveling alone as a woman dangerous?” I immediately think to myself WTF!?!?! I wanted to connect with other awesomely brave women and hear how they overcame, fear, obstacles and naysayers! Kelly Lewis is the founder of the Women’s Travel Fest. She’s also the founder of Go! Girl Guides, which…

  • Travel

    The San Francisco Treat

    Passport 2 Pretty is all about traveling and when I got the call to attend the Women’s Travel Fest, there were no questions asked, only bags packed. The trip was a quick one and I had to make good use of my time. Here are a few Dos and┬áDont’s for 48 hours in San Franscisco.   DO stay in Union Square. Now don’t get me wrong there are some amazing Air BnB pads that you could only dream of residing in but when you only have 48 hours, time is of the essence. I stayed in Hotel Union Square right on Powell in the thick of Union Square. Union Square…