Author Archives: mmichellederosier

About mmichellederosier

As a freelancer, I have written for online and print publications with a focus on the shared and distinct American experience of Black immigrants and Black Americans. As a member of the Haitian diaspora (made in Haiti and bred in Brooklyn), I'm committed to snatching back the Haitian narrative. I want to present an assortment of unique Haitian experiences that are overlooked in mainstream conversations. It's important to show that our life stories can be painful, yes, but also brilliant, interesting, quirky and fun. I'm starting with the Happy Harper children's series. The first book forthcoming 2019. Also, forthcoming 2019 is my first book, Ruby Bridges: Get to Know the Girl Who Took a Stand for Education. This is part of Capstone's People You Should Know series for 3rd and 4th graders. Professionally and personally, I am driven to ensure that youth and women of color with limited resources have access to opportunities for success and the support system to leverage them. I love partnering with others to do the same. I have 12 years demonstrated experience successfully engaging diverse communities of individual volunteers and teachers, schools, districts, non-profits and community partners, as well as corporate donors.

On the Ayurveda train and not getting off

Last week (or was it the week prior? Hmmm…anyway, doesn’t matter.), I walked to my local Indian grocer (for those in one of the five boroughs, simply take the train and get off at 23rd and walk up Lexington. There … Continue reading

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Doubt (no, not the movie)

I’m attending a 13-week series on prayer and we’re using the book No Easy Road by Dick Eastman as the guide. I haven’t started reading the book yet (I missed the first two parts of the series), but so far … Continue reading

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Coconut Milk Protein Treatment

O.M.Wow! I tried blogger All Things O’Natural’s Coconut Milk Protein Treatment yesterday and just about fell out of my chair with happiness. My hair absolutely LOVES this concoction! 1 can of Organic Coconut Milk 4 TBSP of Raw Honey (remember, … Continue reading

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Going “natural” is more than just your hair

By Dr. Phoenyx Austin posed the question “Natural Hair: Just Hair Today- Or Here To Stay?” on Curly Nikki’s blog today. My answer to her is that it’s difficult to go natural as a fad because “natural” is so much … Continue reading

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Kettlebell Exercises for Idiots

It’s been 10 days since my last post. That’s like 10,000 years in the world of blogging. I did make it clear that I can be a procrastinator. What? How’s it my fault you didn’t read the ‘About Me’ section? … Continue reading

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Night of Baking my Hair

Oh, what an exciting Friday night! Watching The Dark Knight with the hubby (only after I begged him to switch from golf *insert glassy eyes*) and baking my hair. Well, not exactly baking. But I am seated underneath a heating … Continue reading

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Quarterly State Tax Deadline for Small Business Owners

Dear New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, While I can appreciate that your team is hard at work penalizing small business owners like me who have a hard time sticking to your quarterly tax deadlines, that still doesn’t … Continue reading

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