I finally hit my goal weight of 130 pounds. It was one of the happiest moments of my life. Looking down at the scale, I felt like I'd finally taken a leap into womanhood where nobody would mistake me for a little girl. Its always been hard for me to discuss my "skinny girl probs"… Continue reading Why Am I Obsessed With My Weight?
Photo by Russell Ferrer on Unsplash I remember being younger and watching shows like The Real World, Big Brother and American Idol. These shows had real people with real issues and real talent. They weren't full of drama but were fun to watch, kept me entertained and didn't drain me from all the toxicity being… Continue reading Reality TV: How Far Is Too Far?
He thought this was my first rodeo. Boy will he be surprised once this night was done. We had been coworkers for three years and I had watched his every move. He had become a pro at whipping people into shape. Now, it was time for me to experience what he had to offer. I… Continue reading Doing It Well
The sound of the screaming 30 feet away, will always be a vivid vocal memory. Chills that stopped me in my tracks as soon as I approached the trauma. My heart sank and my body froze. I could not move. I was stuck from any sudden movement. All the hair on my body was standing… Continue reading Unit 8 At 2:58pm
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but I hope that you have had the chance to discover who you are beyond your immigration story or politicized label. And if you haven’t, I encourage you to look deep inside yourself and try to imagine what kind of person you might have become organically, had… Continue reading The Power in Reclaiming Your Culture
Digital activism campaigns are an effective means of protest in our modern-day society. These campaigns are beneficial in rebuilding communities and providing a circle of support. Thousands of young TikTok users and Kpop fans were given credit the small Tulsa turnout. On June 20th, 2020, Trump appeared in Tulsa to what was expected to be… Continue reading How Digital Activism Campaigns Build Community
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com I never thought I would be teaching a 6-year-old how to manage his anger but here I am noticing an apparent change in my son. His emotions are way more intense than I'm used to and I'm not the only one noticing. It's like one day he woke up… Continue reading Anger Management – Kid’s Edition
The ancient African philosophy Ubuntu is the belief in infant abundance-unity within the community. Living life with no currency, boarding or trading due to it being manipulated through exploitation. “Because I am we are.” Imagine having everything you need exactly when you need it, eliminating the need to “save for a rainy day” or hoard… Continue reading Lucid Reality
Dating as a millennial has always been a difficult task. You try to maintain yourself without giving too much or little to someone else. Dating when done correctly is a beautiful thing. My problem is the initial execution that starts the dating phase—the DM or private message. The act of messaging someone you like is… Continue reading Why Your Shot Didn’t Go In-Want vs. Value
Photo by DeMorris Byrd on Unsplash As a black woman, I've spent most of my life trying to avoid the angry and mad black woman stereotype. Due to that stereotype I've repressed the way I've felt, afraid that It would come off wrong to others, causing me to lose some sense of myself along the… Continue reading Black Woman, It’s Okay To Be Angry.