Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason are the duo behind AphroChic, their multi-pronged, multimedia brand that explores the intersection of modern design and global culture across diverse populations, focusing on highlighting culture, creative arts, and technology within the African American community. From a magazine to product offerings, and a brand new book, AphroChic is Black and always beautiful, intertwined, mined, and redefined.
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Have you ever read Alice Walker's amazing essay "A Recipe for Difficult Times: Anxiety Soup" (2008)? Her sage wisdom rings eternally true, and you'd be smart to cozy up in this duvet to remind yourself of life's great soother because: "Ingredient number one is dance. Actually, there is a toss-up between dance and meditation, but for me, during this period, I find dance trumps meditation, at least sitting meditation, because while listening to the rhetoric of our politicians, I find it increasingly difficult to sit still. That is when I put on one of the most instructive, intelligent, historical and danceable CDs ever made, Back on the Block, by Quincy Jones and a host of fabulous musicians who tell us the wonderful history of our most soulful American music while rocking us into a drenching sweat." Dance, dance, and dance some more. Even better if you can do it in the flowers.