The reason why I shaved my head.

Posted on January 31, 2016

HERE IT IS !  Special thanks to: Filmmaker Sam Song of Spare Tire Productions for bringing my vision to light.  You are truly the best! Photographer MalekNaz Freidouni of for taking such beautiful photos and being such an awesome friend. Hairstylist Gianne Nascimento for buzzing my hair to perfection and being part of such a profound moment with me. Designer Virginia Arrisueño of DeNada for allowing me to use your beautiful studio.  I am forever grateful. And to ALL ofRead More

Carol’s Daughter #BornandMade Campaign

Posted on December 31, 2015

I’m going to be honest, I thought once I shaved my head it was going to be over.  I mean my brand means “Rock Yo Curls.”   I prepared myself for the negative comments and how I was going to respond.  I was afraid that I was going to confuse my audience because I was expressing the importance of loving your hair and I did the opposite.  I was worried that all the relationships in the hair care industry IRead More

#iamlettingGO DC recap

Posted on December 26, 2015

Last week I held the #iamlettingGO video screening in DC at Eighteenth Street Lounge (ALL because of my friend Linda who made it happen) and the turnout was way more than I ever imagined.  I just want to say Thank You to everyone who not only came to support but who also shared their stories including Kristina who was so brave to “let go” on stage.  Each and every one of you have truly inspired me with your openness and watchingRead More

I was on Good Morning Washington!

Posted on December 17, 2015

View fullsize I have been quite the busy one this year on social media – tons of photoshoots, filming videos, writing articles but this is the first time I was on national TV!  Crazy, right?   I mean being on TV has always been a goal of mine (I did have it on my dream board) but I imagined my first experience being a little different.  I pictured myself behind the scenes and calling creative shots but I couldn’t have thoughtRead More

#iamlettingGO DC EVENT

Posted on December 4, 2015

After a successful (and sold out) event in NYC, there was NO WAY I wasn’t going to have a screening here in DC! So for some of you that are new to my blog, I created the “#IamlettingGO” campaign after a realization that so many people were going through life transitions.  For the first week of the campaign, I shared on social media outlets what I was “letting GO” and encouraged my followers to do the same with the hashtag “#iamlettingGO.” MoreRead More

Dr. Martens X Rock Yo Rizos

Posted on November 17, 2015

Remember a couple of weeks ago I posted on Instagram a sneak peek of my collab with Dr. Martens?   Here’s why.  I was selected by SCDC Agency and Neuprofile as the ambassador for the iconic brand during Georgetown Blogger Crawl!  Ok, so I don’t leave some of you wondering what #GTBloggerCrawl is all about – it’s a day comprised of a group of local (DC, MD and VA) bloggers learning about the area and some of its top stores.  I mustRead More

Creme of Nature – Straight from Eden

Posted on November 6, 2015

Having healthy hair requires a well balanced diet, a consistent hair regimen and of course the hair products.  Right? And most of us curly girls can understand the #struggle. The Straight from Eden line by Creme of Nature contains olive oil, coconut oil and avocado oil – perfect for those with all hair textures – and is all about healthy hair/lifestyle which seems to be on the same thinking as your transition so we felt a strong synergy. The line worksRead More

#iamlettingGO NYC Video Screening Recap

Posted on October 16, 2015

I am reallllly excited to share these pictures with you from my #iamlettingGO video screening sponsored by Crème of Nature and Dark and Lovely at Pulse Karaoke Lounge located in the heart of NYC!!!!   Ok so to bring you up to speed, if you don’t follow me on Instagram, I started a campaign called #iamlettingGO after the realization that so many people were going through life transitions.  It was a platform for people to share their beautiful struggles andRead More


Posted on October 9, 2015

I’m SUPER excited to announce Creme of Nature and Dark and Lovely as sponsors for the #iamlettingGO video screening! Thanks to their generosity, gift bags with full sized products from Creme of Nature will be given to the first 25 guests.  Also, one lucky guest will receive a product basket of Dark and Lovely Au Naturale! THANK YOU SO MUCH and I am looking forward to seeing everyone there! XO, Mel

Sneak Peak: #iamlettingGO teaser

Posted on September 28, 2015

I’m so excited about the video that I wanted to share a sneak peak with you all. Please join me as I will be unveiling why I cut my signature shoulder length curls in a heartfelt video at my #iamlettingGO event.   ** Screening will be followed by a Q&A session with me and attendees will be encouraged to share their transitions/beautiful struggles.  We’ll then celebrate and sing our hearts away with unlimited karaoke and great drink & food specialsRead More