Hey you! My name is Safiyyah O'Quinn and I'm glad you stopped by. 

Removing the stigma that we must suffer in silence after life changing events. That is the goal of the blog. At 31 I lost my mama to Ovarian Cancer and I lost a piece of my soul. After battling depression I vowed to take my life back and I'm sharing how I started to live again one story at a time. 

I am here to tell you the truth. Yes things happen, yes you will make it though, and yes the change starts with you. How bad do you want to do better? If you are ready then get out of your own way. 


OMG, I'm not alone!  This is probably what you're going to say reading my blogs and listening to my videos. Nooo, you are not. We're going to grow through this together. 


I really needed that! Sometimes you need that extra push. I want you to learn from my mistakes. You're going to say girl get out my head but I'm not going anywhere.


What makes her capable to give out advice? Quitting my job 6 months before my wedding, having an "I can't do this shit" break down, losing my mother, and let's not talk about all that comes from family after losing a parent. Just when you think you have it all figured out, life changes. 


Wife to Mike, mama to Grant, full-time product marketing manager in tech, second-generation entrepreneur, and family over everything. I'm probably one of the few people you meet that doesn't drink coffee, music fanatic, and I love to cook. I'm sure the cooking came from my mama who started Salaam Seafood with my dad 30+ years ago. Today, my siblings and I carry on the family business.  Plant mama, outdoors verses indoors, and I'm still growing.

Much love + stay safe,

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