2017: A Year in Reflection

2017 was a year fueled with change, celebration of life and personal evolution. The start of the year was a bit hectic. I chunked deuce to Fashion Bomb Daily, I struggled to find permanent (and fulfilling employment) and I was tested spiritually on oh-so-many levels. 2017 forced me to take a step back from my […]

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I Stand with Him: Why Colin Kaepernick’s Controversial GQ Cover is Long Overdue

GQ Magazine has officially named Colin Kaepernick as “Citizen of the Year” and I am completely overjoyed. Colin Kaepernick has spewed a much-needed dialogue amongst the American people. When the ex-quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers took a knee during the National Anthem, back in early September, the 30-year-old athlete gave birth to a movement […]

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Unplugging the ‘Gram

As some of you may know, I’ve taken few steps back from social media, Instagram especially… There were times where I found myself waking up in the AM and blindly scrolling for the morning tea (courtesy of @TheShadeRoom) and even stalking a few fashion pages for RiRi’s latest ‘fit; however, that vicious cycle of repeatedly […]

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Footprints

Lately, the idea of change has been heavy on my mind. My family and I lost an esteemed loved one who was the glue that somehow held our flock together. I tried to draft a blog post on my feelings early on but each attempt cascaded into a reminder of the sheer shock and pain. […]

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Affirmation

“Today, I affirm to walk boldly in the light of love and not cower at the darkness of doubt.” “Today, I affirm my circumstances can shape my joy – both good and bad. It’s all about how I look at things. Through it all, I am blessed beyond measure.” “Today, I affirm my failures will […]

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Why I Decided to Become A Mentor (Again)

Towards the end of my undergraduate studies, I came to the realization that I wanted to become a mentor. I wanted to warn the upcoming generation about issues that plagued them on and off Prairie View A&M University’s campus and I wanted to be a source of hope and help for our incoming freshmen. I […]

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Dear Baby Boomers

Dear Baby Boomers, I’m a millennial. And, I’m damn proud of it. And, as an esteemed millennial, I get sick and tired of enduring the criticisms associated with every baby born after 1981. We get a malicious rap for being entrepreneurial visionaries who believe the world should cater to our every beck and call. We […]

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