For many years African Americans have been portrayed as being violent, lazy, uneducated, and ignorant. We have also been stereotyped for having the love for certain foods, such as watermelon, fried chicken, cornbread, and drinking kool aide. Growing up, I have never took the stereotypes seriously until I graduated from high school, joined the military, […]
As a biker/ cyclist, it baffles me to hear the city that I live in claiming to be a bike friendly city. Sure, we have many things in our city, such as bike lanes, bike trails, bike share, and bike maintenance/ rental locations around our city to make you feel welcome as a biker, but […]
Some songs simply hit you straight out the gate. From the moment the “needle drops” you feel the energy of the track and it excites you for what’s about to go down. These are songs that bring a crowd to the dance floor, spark a memory or have […]
We all have our moments of darkness; sometimes that darkness consumes all of our time and energy and we don’t realize it until we’re struggling to pull ourselves out. There’s a comfort in the darkness that feels like wrapping up in a warm blanket during a blizzard. Eventually the storm passes, as all do, and […]
The sun is greeting me to the bright new day. I am awake and blessed to be alive. But all I can think about is all the things I have to get done today.
I try to close my eyes to escape. My heart is racing and I haven’t even gotten out of bed yet.
The only […]
Every night it is the routine; and in all reality it’s more like a constant battle! If you’re reading this, you probably know what I’m talking about – that clumsy bedtime dance known as insomnia. Insomnia comes in all shapes and sizes. Some people may sleep on and off throughout the night, tossing and turning. […]
Many people see celebrities with tattoos, and are instantly sold on getting one. However, getting one can cause problems in the long run, as far as career selection, the appearance of it with age, and they also hurt in the process.
If you are considering getting a tattoo you might want to think about it, and […]
We all do it. Whether it’s looking in the mirror every morning and counting off all of the things we hate about ourselves my eyes are too squinty, my arms are too long, I’m too skinny, I’m too fat, I’ll never look like Kate Upton…
We constantly degrade ourselves on what we don’t have rather than praise […]
Everywhere you look people are posting all of these amazing pictures they took while they were out of the country. To be honest, it’d make any girl sitting at home with a five-pound tub of ice cream watching Netflix a tad bit jealous.
The main reason most of us are […]