Where Are All of the African American Women Magazines?

Recently, I had an assignment for a class where I had to find a magazine for, by, or about black women and bring it into class for discussion. Immediately, Essence came to mind. I had studied Essence a bit in a previous class and knew that it was very popular among African American women. I […]

Let’s Talk

We all own insecurities. By this, I mean we all own something about ourselves that makes us want to burrow down into a sweatshirt and hide from the world. Sometimes these insecurities get the best of us; they wrap their hands around our throat and stop us from being what we want to be, making […]

My Opinion on “P.S I Still Love You”

I was super late to the “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” hype, only watching it after my roommates made me sit down and view it. I’m not one for rom-coms, but I absolutely loved it. I loved the Asian representation, and it was a great feel-good movie that actually had depth. I knew […]

Thoughtful Ideas for Your Valentine This Year

Whether we accept Valentine’s Day as a valued holiday or a scam that obligates us to show our love in material form, it exists, and it’s almost here. Personally, I think Valentine’s Day can still be celebrated in a cheap, thoughtful, and memorable way that shows our loved ones that we appreciate them. Make Them […]

Setting Your Own Agenda

Recently, I began a book called “The Moment of Lift” by Melinda Gates. If you are familiar with Bill Gates, you are probably aware of his powerful presence in modern technology and how he invests countless hours and insane amounts of money on giving back. More specifically, he attempts to give everyone he can the power of […]

My Journey Toward Health

*WARNING* Pictures below may be considered graphic to some readers! A tonsillectomy being the destination… Okay, I know it doesn’t sound too serious. Who hasn’t had some kind of issue with their tonsils, right? We’ve all had strep throat at one point in our lives. Trust me, I am fighting my dramatic tendencies in what […]

Music Festivals to Go to This Summer

I am an avid lover of live music, and music festival season is coming up very shortly. Big-name festivals like Rolling Loud, Lollapalooza, and, of course, Coachella are right around the corner, and everyone is already flocking to buy tickets to see their favorite artists perform live. If you’re planning on trying to go to […]

Taking Control of Gray

The color gray has invaded Athens. Nearly every morning I have woken up and the sky has been gray, the sidewalk has been wet, and a piercing wind has ripped through my winter coat. Stress had taken over my week and the gray sky only seemed to heighten my concerned, anxious self. A few days […]

Chasing Peace

We are always so concerned with finding our peace and being someone else’s peace that we become so unconcerned with how this is obtained. I am the first to admit that I have chased this peace, not for myself, but to please others throughout much of my life. So, I ask myself, what if some […]