I’m ready to move to Leimert Park a new web series

The series trailer for Leimert Park is simply a delight! MACRO is the creative team behind ‘Fences’, ‘Mudbound’ and the digital series ‘Gente-fied’ and Homegrown Pictures who brought us ‘Dear White People’ and ‘Hustle and Flow’ I love that it’s telling the story of not only the friendship of black women but our love lives with a nice dose of humor. As an LA transplant watching the gentrification of predominated black and latino neighborhood from ‘afar’ in West Hollywood (experiencing its own explosion of expensive housing) this web series truly speaks to me. The new web series stars Ashley Blaine Featherson, Ashli Haynes, Asia’h Epperson, Wade Allain-Marcus, Frantz Latten, Ikenna Okoye and Brit Manor and is an official selection at The Sundance Festival 2018. Mel Jones is doing double duty as a first time director and creator of LEIMERT PARK with Kady Kamakatè and Davita Scarlett. The series is Executive Produced by Stephanie Allain, Charles King and Aaliyah Williams. 

“I wanted to see images of black women being the objects of desire and seeking pleasure with no shame,” states director and co-creator Jones. “Leimert Park reflects the black women I know and love and I hope it inspires women everywhere to practice self-love and self-care and embrace their sexuality.” “I’ve been mentored by and partnered with Stephanie Allain at Homegrown Pictures for seven years and she encouraged me to create this show which was my authentic story to tell.  Aaliyah Williams, who runs digital at MACRO, heard this story before it was even a script and championed the series and advocated for me as a first time director. I’m forever grateful to both of these incredibly supportive women.  It will be a dream come true sharing “Leimert Park” with sisters throughout the nation, audiences at Sundance, and with all women.
LEIMERT PARK: Things get complicated when three best friends share a house in South LA’s Leimert Park.  Despite being married, beats-maker Mickey hasn’t had an orgasm with her hubby in three months, Bridget  mistakes sex for love while assisting a handsome visiting artist in residence, and Kendra secretly shoots videos of numerous sizzling sexual encounters, hoping this will finally break her into the art world.  
I adore romcoms but always felt the true perfect match is when the woman gets to know herself and more importantly loves herself! I am so looking forward to moving to Leimert Park! So make sure you find this new series and share with friends.

Living No Lye Tour in L.A. #teamnatural

If you’re a person with natural hair, there’s a good chance you follow a ton of natural hair bloggers and pages on Instagram. Don’t try to deny it either because I follow a couple that basically flood my timeline. I had the opportunity to volunteer for the Living No Lye Tour this past Sunday during its L.A. stop. The Living No Lye Tour is a natural hair expo with speakers, interactive workshops, styling demos, and swag bags filled with different products. It was created by Constance Cash who is also the founder of Team Natural. The expo aims to inform naturals on different ways to take care of their hair, but also create a community among naturals.

As a natural, I found the event informational and a great way to meet other naturals in L.A., especially since I’m still new to the city. Some of the speakers were Sister Scientist, Felicia Leatherwood, and vlogger jfashiongirl87. Definitely follow these people on Instagram and on YouTube for natural hair tips. If you’re a naturalista, you know the importance of products and are possibly a product junkie. Attendees of the expo each got a swag bag with their admission. I got a swag bag and I have products for day. When I say I have products for days, I really mean I have products for months! Lawd knows I needed some deep conditioner, a co-wash, and a moisturizing shampoo. I’m definitely set for the next few months. Follow @livingnolye and @teamnatural on Instagram for other tour locations and to get great styling and product tips. You’ll be glad you did. The natural hair pictures will give you so much life!

Check out some pictures from the event!Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 7.00.14 PM Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 6.59.09 PMScreen Shot 2016-03-21 at 6.56.49 PM Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 11.18.18 PMScreen Shot 2016-03-21 at 11.15.12 PM

Photos Courtesy of: @teamnatural