What time is the right time?


The way many of us view TV and the media today has become a way of life for most. It’s seems as though the more we watch TV, the more engaged and addicted we become. Recently Shonda Rhimes who is the writer behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder has been under a lot of scrutiny and backlash from many people and parents for some of the racy sex scenes on her shows. Though I am not a parent, I do not think there is nothing wrong with her shows. I think one of main reasons why their is so much up rise about this topic is the fact that people are not too comfortable with seeing sex on TV or rather so homosexuality. The thing is if you do not want your child watching shows like this, then do not let them watch it. You cannot expect the TV to be a babysitter for your child. TV is not meant to monitor what your child should or should not watch. One of the most important and major responsibilities of being a parent is also being able to control what your child watches, sees, and hears. Yet some parents will argue that because of their busy work schedule, it is almost impossible to watch over their child 24/7.  Though it may be understandable, it is still not right or impossible. One good tip is if you don’t want your child watching certain stations, then you can call your cable company and have them block whatever channel you do not want your child to watch. Then again some might argue well if they can’t watch it at home, then they will find somewhere else to watch it. Though this also may be true, I think that if you are implementing good examples and values at home for your kids then they might be less likely to stray away. When it is all said and done the only thing you can do is do your best. You cannot always shield and protect your child from the world.  As crazy as the world is today, you cannot let that stop you from raising your child. I think Shonda is a powerful strong black woman that is very talented in her craft. I believe her writing is not geared towards a younger audience. In her own way she is showing sex in different aspects because whether it may be heterosexual, homosexual, or interracial it is all the same and realistic in the world today. At the end of the day if you like it you like it but if you don’t you don’t.  I mean it’s not like she is begging people to watch her shows. The bottom line is if you don’t like it then changes the station. Nobody is forcing you to watch it unless you choose to watch it on your own accord.   Sometimes I find it annoying and mind boggling that people get so much on her case about her shows, but then I think about all the rest of the shows out here that show way more then what she does on regular networks or even the graphic video games out here on the market today. As a writer myself I find that their will be a time when you will find people that may disagree with what you have to say. I guess that comes with the territory when having your work out there and exposed. Yet I believe you should always stand by your work no matter the outcome. I think Shonda should keep on doing what she is doing and leave the haters behind. So what do you guys think? Agree or Disagree? Leave questions and comments below.

Tresse Event: My Experience

Hey you guys! I know i have not posted anything in a while and i apologize for that.  Right now things are going good and my life is really starting to move forward  in the right direction. So before i forget, make sure you guys follow me on Instagram and twitter @brookepoets to see all of my daily posts and updates.  Remember to subscribe to my youtube channel and share it as well. So on October 11,2014 i attended the Tresse event with my best friend. For more info on this event, you can check out my previous post called “Natural Hair Event in Philly on October 11, 2014″.  It was a natural hair event that was filled with hair demos, free food, drinks, and fun music. The event was held by a fairly new hair salon that launched on September 2014. For more info on this salon, you can check out their website at tressenoire.com. I got to meet a lot of people and talk to some of the guest bloggers that was on the panel. They had a lot of vendors selling  jewelry, artwork, and other businesses trying to advertise their business. Overall i enjoyed myself and i would love to go to another event like this. Below are some pictures i took from the event. Hopefully you guys like the post and thanks again for your patience.

unnamed-1The panel of natural hair bloggers

unnamed-2One of the vendors

unnamed-3 Hair demo model. Bantu knot out.

unnamed-4     unnamed-5    My gift from the event.

Power Morcellation

unnamedA power morcellator is a surgical device used during laparoscopic or robotic surgeries. The purpose of this device is used to cut or severe large masses of tissue so that it can be easier to remove them from the internal surgical site.  Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery is a growing trend that has gained popularity across general medicine and many clinical areas of specialty including pulmonology, cardiology, and gynecology. Within gynecology, methods of vaginal morcellation specifically consist of removing a large uterus through the vaginal opening which has been a routine implemented for more than half a century.  Yet because of that, a focused effort was placed on the idea of removing large tissue through small incisions rather than through the vagina after the first laparoscopic hysterectomy in 1989 and a subsequent laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy in 1991.  However, because of the serious risks associated with these devices, the FDA has considered banning the device because of  the potentially life-threatening risks associated with their use during laparoscopic and gynecological procedures. As a response, Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson and a major power morcellator manufacturer, suspended further sales. Though this is under further study, this suspension does not constitute a recall. One of the most alarming risks associated with power morcellators is the potential for the device to spread and upstage undetected malignant uterine tissue during a laparoscopic hysterectomy or myomectomy surgery while significantly worsening a patient’s prognosis. While this risk is difficult to calculate, the FDA has concluded that there is no reliable method for preoperatively predicting whether a woman with fibroids may have a uterine sarcoma. Based on a Quantitative Assessment of power morcellation released in April, the FDA states that 1 in 350 women undergoing hysterectomy or myomectomy for the treatment of fibroids has an undetected uterine cancer such as leiomyosarcoma (LMS), a particularly aggressive uterine sarcoma with an already poor prognosis.

For more information check out this link: http://www.recallcenter.com/power-morcellator/

Natural hair event in philly on October 11, 2014

Philly Naturalistas! You’re Invited to

The Tresse Event
FREE w RSVP @ thetresseevent.eventbrite.com

Sip, Socialize & Celebrate your natural Diva! Enjoy free curl consultations, hair demos, food and fun. The event will be held in conjunction with October Gallery’s 29th Annual International Art Expo.

Sponsored by Tressenoire, a new on-demand natural hair salon service that launched on September 2014. It is hotsted by 2 philly bloggers. One is Julie Thomas and second one is my girl Marisa Peal who is also one of the writers for txture magazine. If you have not already checked out the website here is the link: http://www.txturemag.com.  Hope to see you guys there on Saturday and have a wonderful day!


Dreams Come True!

Good afternoon everyone! So i know i have not posted anything in a couple of days but things are starting to get hectic around here.  To start, my second blog is really starting to grow. Right now i have 125 followers and i am super excited about that. I have definitely been working hard on that including the other writers on my team.  If you guys want to check out my second blog you can find it on my page called “creative space”.  Also recently, i have been getting lot of requests from health organizations to write posts in order to help spread awareness about certain health issues.  If you have not already checked out my post about mesothelioma awareness day than make sure you do! Also i have been posting more regurlarly on my instagram and i am working on making a slideshow of hairstyles that i have been wearing for my youtube channel. You can find the name for my instagram on my contact page and the link to my channel on my youtube page. Yet last but not least the biggest thing that has been going on has finally come to life! Two magazines that i am apart of have finally reached print edition. The first one is ‘Txture” which is a new magazine geared towards women with natural hair or textured hair and it will also be a great source of fashion and style!  The second one is “Main Course” which is a new entertainment and lifestyle magazine that focuses around Philly and different things going on in the city. I am super excited and i can not wait. Txture comes out tomorrow and Main Course is out this weekend. Will let you guys know more soon and have a nice day!

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The Perfect Styling comb

Have you ever tried to straighten your hair with a flat iron and it still comes out  frizz? Or try to you use the chase method to get your hair straight as possible but the comb keeps falling out of your hand? For only $.20.00 you can get your hands on this unique styling comb that is anti-static and heat-resistant. The comb has a wonderful grip that allows you to get the hair straight as possible while also using the separating arm to move the hair the way you like before clasping down your comb to cut through the tangles. So what are you waiting for? Get your hands on this awesome tool. Picture and link below.