16 Jan 2018

2018 + January Goals and My Word of the Year

Happy 2018! I hope everyone has had a great start to the year. I had a great NYE – I spent it in church with my fiancé – but admittedly, the start to my year was a little crazy (not in a good way), and that’s an understatement! Things are turning around now, as they…

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06 Dec 2017

Life Update!! (All the Things)

Hey y’all! SO many things have happened since I’ve last written on this blog: I’ve gotten engaged, I moved from NYC, I’ve started a new job, and I’ve refreshed my logo and a new layout design! Although all of these things deserve separate posts, I thought I’d update you with everything in one big life…

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29 May 2017

How I Got My Literary Agent!

  image via I haven’t written on this blog in 6 MONTHS, but now you know why– after feverishly working on a novel, I now have a literary agent! If you’ve been following this blog or my Youtube Channel for a while, you know that this is something I’ve been working on for a few years…

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03 Jan 2017

2017 Goals, Recaps & a Powersheets Giveaway!

  image via Happy New Year, readers! I hope everyone had a great holiday and went back to work this week feeling super replenished, fed, and ready to start the new year. I wanted to do a little something different with this post, and I’m passionate about helping others set goals for the year, so…

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04 Dec 2016

Things I Want To Do In New York City | IndiaTakesNYC

I’m not sure if I’m still considered a tourist of the New York City, but nevertheless, there are tons of things I want to do in the city I haven’t done yet that are definitely considered ‘touristy’. I’ve decided to make a list, and let me know if there are some super cool things I…

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20 Nov 2016

Why I’m Not Doing NaNoWriMo This Year

NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an event put on by a non-profit with the same name, in which a bunch of writers get together and write 50K words of a novel by the end of the month of November, or 1667 words a day. It’s a great way to have support, hold yourself…

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06 Nov 2016

#indiatakesnyc: the first month

I’ve made the journey from South Carolina to New York City about a month ago– the last time I’ve updated this blog! Ever since I’ve changed the name from IndiaHillWrites to BooksandBigHair, I’ve been meaning to give this blog a revamp and jumpstart things with series about living in New York. Of course, it was…

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02 Oct 2016

hey there | it’s booksandbighair!

If you have been following me since I started blogging in 2010, you’ll know I’ve changed my blog name and/or layout at least 10 times. It started out as The Reddlipstick Blog, and it was entertainment focused with a black and red theme. From there, it briefly changed into xoxo India, then TheReddBlogger (that layout…

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12 Sep 2016

September Goals 2016

A little late, but I definitely need to be held accountable for these goals. Like I said in my last post, I’m moving to New York, and since this came about so quickly, I have a lot of stuff to do this month! First, a look at my August Goals. August was a fun and…

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06 Sep 2016

I’m Moving to New York!

As you’ve probably guessed by the title, next month (!!!) I will be moving to New York City, as I’ve accepted a spot in a Fellowship Program! Although this is a program I’ve applied for earlier this year, the interviewing process and actually getting a spot happened so FAST. The actual turnaround was so quick that I barely…

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  • Talking about my goals for the year and month, my word of the year and why I chose it, and everything in between on the blog today! Booksandbighair.com. 💕 What’s your word for this year?
  • I think capturing the essence of being a black Southern girl who loves God is something so specific that you have to experience it firsthand. It’s in the way we love, the way we pray, view nature, are in tune with our bodies and that inner voice. Before reading this book, @Beyoncé’s Lemonade visual was the only other thing that captured it for me. Calling My Name by @liaratamani is so lyrical, so beautiful and so captures that essence so perfectly. I highly recommend! 💚(& I’ll be reviewing it for @sesimag and my YouTube channel soon so subscribe to both if you haven’t already!)
  • Getting engaged, my farewell to @hbo, getting a literary agent, meeting Gucci Mane, and articles! 2017 was filled with blessings 🙌🏽 so excited to see the blessings 2018 has in store for me! (And you, too!)
  • I’m doing my very first juice cleanse with c/o @pressedjuicery. I figured after all of the yummy steak we had for Christmas and the countless bags of hot Cheetos, this would be a great way to reset for the new year. I’ll be doing a blog post about it, but in the meantime I’ll be posting on instastory and coping with a good book. Send prayers! 😂🙏🏽 #foodie
  • When you’re fiancé supports your notebook addiction! 🤗
  • Encouraging words for you on this Monday. ✨👊🏽
  • Some great book mail. ✨ @harlemportland
  • “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” - Alice in Wonderland
It’s important to have a little faith for things that are seemingly out of your reach. Even if what you see looks too hard or bleak, always believe that miracles CAN (and do!) happen. I wear this bracelet from @authoredadornments to remind me of that! ✨#tistheseason