The Day I Grew Strength From My Ancestors Wounds

Originally posted on Path to Queendom:
I use to consume history in high school like popsicles on a sunny day. I was intoxicated with learning what happened before my existence. My mind swelled with knowledge of how what became what and how who become who. I would go through trails in my head with the…

GStampz talks to singer and activist Ayanna Gregory about growing up with her father Dick Gregory, meditation, the importance of eating healthier, and more!

I had the awesome opportunity to interview activist, educator, and singer Ayanna Gregory. As the daughter of trailblazing comedian and activist Dick Gregory, she has lived a very interesting life. She recently performed at The King Center’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Ecumenical Commemorative Service in Atlanta, Georgia along with guest speakers Dr. Bernice A….

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking Prescription Pills

It is an inevitability of life that we will all be faced with an illness that will require us to take prescription drugs. Many of these medicines are incredible things that can save your life. However, prescription drugs are not worry-free miracle cures. Taking them should not be a decision made lightly. There are over…

The Correlation Between Style and Public Image

Photo by Pete Bellis on Unsplash Whether you run your own business or work as an employee, it takes finesse to build and maintain a reputation of excellence in every sense of the word: will your clients ask specifically to work with you again? Will your peers enjoy your collaboration? Will your superiors take notice…

NEW YEAR REFERRAL PROMO: Do You Need Extra Cash?​

Last year, I introduced you to the new cash back app, DOSH.  Didn’t I tell you it was going to take over social media? My family and friends were able to make so much money! Some were more persuasive than others. For example, my sister has a degree in Marketing. So, it wasn’t a surprise…

Best Tips for Beautiful Legs

Let’s be honest, once the summertime rolls around, the first thing many women think about is what their legs are going to look like when they put those shorts, skirt, or bathing suits back on. The fine line between being body positive and feeling fit can drive anyone to madness. Being that the winter’s chill…

Southern Laced 2017 Year In Review

“Growth and pain births success.” – Kelly Stone   2017 has been heaven and hell for Southern Laced. Fortunately, we made it to the end without giving up. If I were to give this year a name, it would definitely have to include the words “growth” and “pain”. GROWTH In order to move to the…

Black is The New Black

While being bold and mixing prints and patterns allows you to express your style persona and showcase your uniqueness, every true fashionista knows that every great wardrobe revolves around a carefully curated collection of basics, and this extends to beauty and skincare too. They’re called that for a good reason – they provide a solid…

How to Make $200 in Less Than 24 Hours

There’s a new cash back app that’s taking over social media by the name of DOSH that promises to give you $5 after you connect your prepaid or debit card to the app. As an added bonus, DOSH will also pay you $15* for every successful referral until December 31, 2017. Of course, I was skeptical…

Wintertime Sadness: Keep That Skin Nourished and Happy

Wintertime is here and we have no other choice but to adapt. The colours and fabrics filling our wardrobes become different and along with the change of clothes come the changes in our skincare regimens. The days of sheer foundations and light hydrating mists are behind us (despair not, they will return yet again), and…

Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, December​ 9, 2017 ​​

Aries ( March 21 – April 19 ) You will soon engage in a profitable business activity, Child of Aries. The greatest remedy for anger is delay. Imagine what it’d be like if you’d just recognize your need of a general kick in the butt. Taurus ( April 20 – May 20 ) Every artist…

Big Decisions We Should Make in December

Photo by Alesia Kazantceva on Unsplash Even though we usually start making our New Year’s resolutions at the end of December, there are a few resolutions you could – and should – start making a bit earlier, to ensure you stick to them no matter what. Here are some of them for you to consider. Making…

All You Need to Know About Meal Prep

Even though bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts used to be the only ones who practiced preparing their meals for a whole week in advance, the truth is that more and more people these days have started doing this on a weekly basis. Meal prepping is definitely one of the most useful practices if you’re a parent…

How To Get That Summer Bod, Fast!

Although our warm summer months have faded into a sunny memory, we all know summer bodies are made in the winter. Even though it’s tempting to give in to the treats and sweets that are a hallmark of the winter season and put your exercise schedule into hibernation for a few months, failing to work…

Keeping Up With the Runways – Winter Beauty Edition

The makeup wizards of the fashion industry flock to fashion capitals every runway season to show us how it’s truly done. We sit, watch, take notes and then adopt what suits us best, because, after all, they are masters of their trade and who better to tell us what’s hot and what’s not than them….

How to Stay Fitness-Motivated This Winter

Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast and an avid gym goer or someone who doesn’t truly enjoy exercise but still does it because you’re aware of the aesthetic and health benefits of regular physical activity, we all struggle with motivation during the harsh winter months. We feel reluctant to leave the warmth of the bed in the…

Is Beauty a Playground for Millennials?

The upgraded version of the saying should definitely be ‘whatever millennials touch turns to sold’. The power members of this generation have is incredible. They have the ability to influence not only the shopping habits of their peers and members of other generations, but the power to spark social, environmental and political change. Sure, they…

How to Keep Your Skin Glowing In Fall

Photo by Caju Gomes on Unsplash We all love summer for several reasons: holidays, beach waves, the sun-kissed skin, and carefreeness that comes with long days and warm nights. That is the time when we’re proud of our tan because our skin looks amazing, and it’s only natural that with fall our skincare routine changes….

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Southern Laced is a media outlet featuring weekly articles about Celebrities, Fashion, Art, Love, News, Entertainment, Music, Photography, and Lifestyle. Celebrities that Southern Laced has had the honor of interviewing/featuring include the following artist: Lalah Hathaway Cheryl Fortune Jekayln Carr Stokley (of Mint Condition) Stephanie Mills Dru Hill Pastor Troy Urban Mystic Trick Daddy Silkk…

The Good Side of Plastic Surgery

In a world that’s obsessed with excellence and intolerant to imperfections, plastic surgery has found its way to flourish. Instagram celebrities and Hollywood glitterati have made it pretty obvious (not verbally though but rather appearance-wise) that they are pro-surgery, i.e. cosmetic and surgical interventions, and the whole world followed. Naturally, just as it always happens…

Millennial Mom Guide: Autumn Edition

September is here, and for moms this month revolves around a single idea – getting their kid(s) ready for the school season. Now, if you’re a millennial mom, chances are this is your first school ‘rodeo’ and you’re not quite sure how to go about it. There is a great number of items on the…

Yoga and mental health correlation

Photo by Andressa Voltolini on Unsplash A 5000-year-old spiritual practice, yoga has gone wildly popular around the world over the past decade, and for a reason, too. Apart from physical benefits, yoga is a precious tool that can dial up your mental health and cognitive faculties. But how exactly does yoga affect the mind and…