Tafari Stevenson-Howard © 2019

Life Through Ebony Colored Lenses

April 17, 2019 Putting In Work: What Prioritizing Me Did for My Self-Confidence

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by NYC based clothing retailer, DIA & Co. (@diaandco on Instagram) to photograph Terri Smith, aka Diviniti (@diviniti on Instagram)! Dia & Co were very inspired by Terri's wight loss journey and wanted to share her triumphs, motivation &

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April 15, 2019 Cooking With Friends: Banana Pudding

Yesterday, my homie, Kwaku came by the Humble Ranch to chill and catch up, next thing you know... I’m teaching him how to make a banana pudding from scratch to take to a family celebration. From making a custard to topping with a homemade almond whipped cream. Simple homema

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April 12, 2019 Shopping For Produce

Today, I needed some fruits and veggies to get me through the next few days and I decided to hit Paradise Food & Vegetable, a local Arabic market to see what I could find. In almost EVERY case, shopping at ethnic markets is a BIG when it comes to produce. A) The prices

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April 11, 2019 Drinks From The Diaspora: Sorrel

My latest beverage addiction is SORREL and I haven’t been able to get enough! Back in December, I was put up on an NPR article discussing the origins of sorrel, a drink from the diaspora that I had never heard of. “In America, the boozy drink of Christmastime is buttery,

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February 14, 2019 iPhone Quick Pics

Without a doubt, my favorite everyday camera is the iPhone camera, which takes amazing photos. Given the right lighting and moment, magic happens. Last week, I was on assignment for Detroit Electronic Quarterly photographing DJ John "Jammin" Collins, a legend and historian

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February 10, 2019 She Ready

A few weeks ago, my boo, Steffanie Christi'an (who recently opened for famed drummer, Sheila E. in Detroit last week) hit me up to get some new photos for her upcoming project release, "It's Complicated." Set it off with a minimalist lighting approach on a black backdrop & s

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February 7, 2019 Crucial Father/Daughter Conversations

Olivia is 20. She was 13 (Amelia is now 13… time is flying) when her mother and I called it quits. It was ugly. I’ve talked about it here before… Therapy. Attempts to heal. Lots of work. More therapy. More attempts to heal. Lots more work. Years later, the effect of d

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February 7, 2019 This Body... This Mind...

With my trip to Salvador, Bahia coming in less than a week, I am kicking up my yoga game with a daily practice. While I am able to be self-guided with no problem, I really prefer to be in an instructor led setting and with my schedule being a little all over the place, I have

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February 6, 2019 New Livingroom

After a couple years of being neglectful of my little blog, I got off my ass and made some updates to this virtual living room of my life. Actually, I've really be in a constant state of updates all around... Emotionally. Mentally. Physically. Professionally. Creatively. I'

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January 15, 2019 EXPOSED: EARTH. SEA. SKY.

Very excited to be coming to Atlanta and working with Arresting Artifacts (on Instagram) for my upcoming photo story exhibit, EXPOSED: EARTH. SEA. SKY. A photo story celebrating the diversity of Black bodies. The photo story is set in Massarandupó, Bahia, Brazil and features six

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A Word

Many of my post may be filled with typos, ignorant statements, untruths, bad English, & anything else that may make me appear to be uneducated.

Do yourself a favor… fuck mistakes & read between the lines! Just Saying…

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