Passion: A Light in Dark Times

Passion is essential to our core purpose as human beings. Without it, we lack a reason to wake up in the morning, and in trying times like these, I fear that passion is far too easily lost. We have to find new ways to express our passions and possibly find entirely new passions in order […]

Changes; No, the Songs Aren’t the Same

I’m not exactly a Justin Bieber fan (OK, maybe now I am), but I really appreciate “Changes.” Before we dive into why I disagree that the songs all sound the same, let me explain why I have such an appreciation for this album.  I think as audience members and consumers we forget how easy it […]

Breaking Down and Pushing Through

Welcome back, everyone! Sometimes, life is simply too much to handle, but I’ve got good news: that’s okay! Getting overwhelmed by everything in our lives is incredibly normal as long as we know to deal with the fallout. And sometimes, a breakdown can be exactly what we need to better ourselves.  If you’re a fan […]

Everyday Miracles

Last night, I was flipping through a sketchbook I kept in high school. As my fingers turned each page, I rediscovered treasures from a seemingly past life. Some made me laugh, some made feel nostalgic, and others brought forth memories I almost forgot I had. However, in any sketchbook I have kept since middle school, […]

How Netflix is Changing Reality TV

I’m sure most college kids have heard of “The Circle” by now; it’s one of Netflix’s most popular shows. The premise, according to the show, is that contestants answer the question, “How far would you go to be popular on social media if $100,000 was at stake?” through their moves in the game. And that’s […]

The Best Reality TV Shows to Binge Right Now, According to a Reality-TV Lover

Reality TV has been a love of mine since birth (yes, seriously, “Big Brother” started the year I was born… thanks, mom). So let’s dive into the best reality TV shows to start out with! Love Is Blind This one is fun and actually very different in the reality TV world. The concept follows a […]

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 […]

Oscars 2020

The Oscars are a celebration of cinematography and exceptional acting; it’s a very serious, formal award show. As a result, the fashion at the event reflects the gravity of such importance. Celebrities show up to be seen as professional entertainers who deserve to be in attendance with the most renowned directors, actors, and musicians. Below, […]

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 […]