Wow, I Graduated! Now what?

Undergrad has been such a journey for me. I can’t believe it’s over. It feels like every year was it’s very own life in some sort of way. I won a beauty pageant in my freshmen year (what?!?!), I started my own poetry organization, published my first book, got to study away in Europe and…

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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 Beyoncé 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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What I Learned from Traveling to the United Arab Emirates

What do you think when you hear “Dubai” or “Abu Dhabi”? Maybe it’s luxury and gold, maybe it’s desert lands and Ferraris. This past week, I had the opportunity to see myself what these places have to offer. (Spoiler alert!) Dubai is not a country, it’s one out of seven emirates that make up the…

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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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