Beychella, Spring Gone Missing, And Other Things

This morning, I woke up with a myriad of Queen Bey videos from her #Beychella performance last night. Yesterday was a bit of a gloomy day for me. Really, it’s been cold and raining for the last month and a half and I’m just tired of it. When I saw those BeyoncĂ© videos though, I…

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Creating Value in Needed Spaces

This spring, I will be working side by side with MK Stallings Founder of the non-profit organization, UrbArts. I met MK during my sophomore year at an open mic he used to lead in St. Louis. During the time, I was in the process of starting my own poetry organization, Untamed Tongues, and mustered up…

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Why This Woman Created a Hire Me Campaign For Her Dream Job

How far will you go to capture your dreams?   A few weeks ago I was scrolling through Twitter and stumbled on this tweet with an attached web link to complexpleasehirepaulana.com When I clicked on the link, I was so happy to find this gorgeous, lively, Black woman reppin’ herself in a “Hire Me” campaign…

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What to do when you feel like a failure

First thing first is to realize that you are not a failure! I know that it’s really easy to get wrapped up in what you should be doing in this age. With social media it seems almost as if everyone is making it whether that’s getting a new job, travelling abroad, getting married, and buying…

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How I am preparing for senior year in college

Woah! Time flies. It’s hard to believe I’m a college senior already. I honestly remember being a freshmen like it was yesterday. Although I am very excited about turning 21, I haven’t really thought about what it means to be a senior. I can honestly say, no. I have no idea what I want to do…

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