Vulnerability was always something I feared, it represented weakness, it made me afraid of myself. As a young black person I find myself always trying to hide the deepest parts of me, silence all the loud statements that my personality makes. Vulnerability is what I’ve wanted from loved ones, it’s what I wanted for myself … More Diving into Vulnerability
As we know the cannabis industry is growing tremendously as more places in the U.S begin to legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana. There has also been a rise in YT “progressives” capitalizing off of marijuana by starting lucrative businesses. All over the country people are opening dispensaries, and promoting their cannabis businesses on Instagram. … More Don’t Touch my Weeeeeed!
Summer is here, which means we’re wearing less and going out more. This calls for bottomless mimosas, brunch, brunch and MORE BRUNCH. We all know that seasonal effective disorder is real. Many of us battle with anxiety and depression and it gets real during those winter months. Now that the sun is making more appearances … More New Weather, New You, New Boo?
Situation-ships have made it harder for us to build meaningful, intentional romantic relationships with each other. Like many others in their 20’s, I’ve been on a whirlwind of dates with people who have shown me a great time, provided me with laughter, affirmations, great conversation and good food; all the things that usually keep me … More When Playing Hard to Get, Gets Hard
I was looking for you to be straight forward with it all I was looking for you to fall in the ways I did Fall through the cracks of the bed We caressed each other’s bodies We kissed We laughed I was looking for your smile to mean something deeper I was looking for you … More Fall
Affordable housing, isn’t so affordable for young college graduates who are looking to flee the nest. Most of us want to start this new journey of adulthood so we can have our own little safe space for privacy, intimacy, all the lessons that come with adulting in your first apartment, and of course; the joy … More Full Nest, Empty Pockets: Give Me a Second to Get My Shit Together
Working in the field of social justice has been an interest of mine for the last three years. My experience working with youth, immigrants in New York, women of color and in the field of education have taught me so much about community engagement. I love that I am able to understand how different social … More Over Worked N Under Paid: The Stresses of Working in Social Justice
Self Care Tips Finals week has started or will be approaching for college students. With all the anxiety and also joy for some students I thought it would be important to provide some self-care tips for folks to indulge in. As young black professionals and creatives we are always on the go, in meetings, studying … More We all Need a Little TLC: Self Care Tips
Graduating into a new atmosphere of success, we’ve trained our minds to evaluate past the glass ceiling. How do you expect me to accept less than what I’ve worked for? Please! give me a reason to hold on to false hope and promises when I’ve worked tirelessly to enjoy the fruits of labor that … More Transition
This obsession has to stop, it’s no longer cute or affectionate. The late night calls and random text. Your feelings of entitlement to my body is causing me stress. Your harassment isn’t love, your eyes bring fear to my heart now. Your hands shadow over my mouth every time I try to scream. This body … More Mine