Renee’s Corner: 2017…The Year in Review

2017 has been teachable and outspoken. It has been triumphant. I think many would agree it’s also been a “wild ride.” Uncle Funky’s Daughter has undergone many changes and has strived everyday this year to elevate, expand and include curly girls everywhere. As we bring 2017 to a close, I wanted to share some of my most memorable moments and happenings from the past year: We started the year off in protest for things as important to us at the Women’s March in January, and are still pumping our fists (and moving our fingers) to be heard (or read). Millions around the Read More

Renee’s Corner: The Mentor Meant For You!

Maybe the most important part of the maturation process between adolescence and early adulthood is figuring out what you want to do with the rest of your life. Some of us are fortunate enough to find the answer to this question relatively early in our existence, either through an inherited family business or trade, or the emergence of an innate and unique talent. Entering my sophomore year of high school, I found myself trying to solve this very mystery. I knew that I wanted to go to college and further my education, but I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant. At Read More

Making Lemonade: My Fertility Journey

In May and June, children and spouses / significant others celebrate parenthood, showering moms and dads with (hopefully) wonderful gifts of appreciation for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. It is a wonderful season for parents and soon-to-be parents. But for those who may be struggling with conceiving children, it can be a season of considerable sadness.  Many of you know that I make a concerted effort to keep myself out of the Uncle Funky’s Daughter limelight, and that my personal life remains — well, personal. But infertility is a subject that affects so many couples today; and yet, because it’s Read More