From Detroit to Chicago to Africa

It’s been 6 months since my last share here, lots of unpublished words, lots of stories to tell. Maybe they’ll make it here, maybe not. We’ll see. Let’s come to the present for now. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind and so much of where I find myself today...

God meets me: Pleasure, Fear, and Risk.

As I sit in my bed, listening to Heaven & Earth by Leslie Odom Jr., sipping coffee with homemade caramel and oat milk, and writing these words, I feel one overwhelming emotion: gratitude. I’m grateful. I can feel it in my bones. It’s a Sunday afternoon and I look...

Introducing Pleasure Picks!

Pleasure Picks are some of my feel-good favorites, each one chosen to stimulate my senses and help ground me into my body so I can be present in the moment. A Pleasure Pick can be a book, a blog post, a new recipe, a documentary, a song, a rainbow, and really,...

How The Pleasure Experiment Came to Be

Before I can start sharing alllllll of the exciting things I’ve been learning about myself, about Chicago, and about life, I want to set the scene. I don’t know about you, but I can really taste the sweetness of where I am today when I take the time to reflect on my...

Welcome to The Pleasure Experiment

Well, hello. I see you’ve made your way over to my cozy little corner of the internet streets.  Welcome. My name is Andra Renee, but you might know me as @haircousin on Instagram where I’ve talked about all things simple Natural hair care, tight curl education,...