Chocolate Girl in the City

At The Edge Of The Year

Aramide Tinubu - January 1, 2017
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On winter days just after the holiday season has come to a close I find myself alone, braless with bare feet, invitations to brunch turned down, relationships ended. My shea butter coated arms elbow deep in scalding hot water as coffee brews in the background. I stand over the sink, scrubbing my breakfast dishes, the window cracked just slightly billowing in gusts of frigid air, I …

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Autumn

Aramide Tinubu - October 4, 2015
Autumn

Autumn has always felt like the end of the year to me, much more so than January 1st. The cool air brushes against your skin jolting you awake from a long warm daydream, sweeping away the summer’s heat from your memory; forcing you to focus on the here and now. It’s a new beginning. Last autumn, I was picking up the pieces of my dignity, …

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Awkward, Strange and Embarrassing Things That Have Happened To This Chocolate Girl

Aramide Tinubu - January 16, 2012
I'm Awkward and Black

Awkward Now Awkward Then So I’ve been on this health kick lately, working out eating better etc. (Well I guess more like one week). The bestie and I decided that there was no reason for Kelly Rowland and Toni Braxton to look so much better than we do while being decades older than we are. So anywho,  the other day I went out and brought …

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The Return of The Saber Tooth Tiger

Aramide Tinubu - January 2, 2012
Sabor Tooth Tiger

The woman is literally old as dirt Like many young people who live away from home, I ventured back to the city I love for a little “Rest and Relaxation” and family time this Christmas break. I’d been so nuts this semester that I hadn’t really stayed in touch with my family like I should have and I missed them. Now I don’t know how …

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My Fear Of Being Stuck

Aramide Tinubu - December 27, 2011
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I love Chicago, its where I was born, where I was raised, this city had a profound impact on who I am as a woman and I’m always thrilled when my plane lands at the Midway airport and I get my first sniff of that Chicago air. My mama was born and raised her and she died here, there’s so much history in this city …

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Cuz We Like To Party

Aramide Tinubu - December 27, 2011
College Fun

Throwback Sophomore year of College SMH LMAO So the other night me and the girlies ventured out to the House of Blues for a soiree:). Now usually I’m not really into the party/club scene (my favorite part of going out is usually putting my outfit and makeup together) but, since I’m getting older I’ve continually tried to step out of my comfort zone. (You gotta …

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The Most Stressful Semester of All Time

Aramide Tinubu - December 16, 2011
stress

So I’m sitting here finally relaxing eating some chicken and rice from the halal cart around the corner (1,400 calories but that’s a discussion for another day). I have one final left and I’ve just completed a rather long paper on Mad Men. Obsessed, I cannot wait until it comes back 🙂 Exhaustion does not even begin to dictate how I’m feeling and as I’m …

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