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Why We Need to Talk About Tiarah Poyau

  10.09.2016   Life   No comments

We’ve all been there — walking down the street, minding your own business when out of the blue you receive unwanted attention. Whether it’s a catcall or blatant attempt at

Why Representation Matters

  19.08.2016   Life   No comments

As the 2016 Summer Olympics come to a close, I can’t help but feel like this has been the Blackest Olympics yet. No, I don’t have stats to prove this,

A Friendly Reminder to Stay In Your Lane

  11.08.2016   Life   2 Comments

As a Maryland girl through and through, I’ve been rooting for Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, since pretty much forever. Earlier this week, Phelps was determined

How 2016 Became My Blackest Year Yet

  22.07.2016   Life   4 Comments

You wouldn’t know it judging by my recent #BlackLivesMatter and #BlackGirlMagic Facebook posts and tweets, but there was a time not so long ago that I was ashamed of being

Am I Enough?

  15.07.2016   Life   No comments

This post was adapted from my talk at the 2016 Glappitnova Festival. Recently, I’ve been taking a page out of Shonda Rhimes’ best-selling memoir, Year of Yes. For those of

Why I’m Choosing My Career Over Motherhood … For Now

  21.06.2016   Career, Life   2 Comments

Back in college, I had my life planned out… or so I thought. Graduate and get a kick-ass magazine editor job and move to New York City at 20. Get

A Love Letter to Teen Vogue

  7.06.2016   Life   No comments

To the editorial staff of Teen Vogue: Truth be told, I’ve been writing this letter since February, when I first came across Amandla Stenberg and all of her #BlackGirlMagic on

Please, Hollywood, Don’t Whitewash ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

  1.06.2016   Books   2 Comments

While reading Kevin Kwan’s debut novel, Crazy Rich Asians, one thought kept running through my mind… Please make this into a movie. Please make this into a movie. Please make

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

  26.05.2016   Life   No comments

Perhaps it’s the big sister or the cheerleader in me. But I’ve always been good at motivating people. Big interview coming up? Take a deep breath, you’re going to be

#GirlBOSS: Charreah Jackson, Founder of Boss Bride

  4.05.2016   #GirlBOSS   No comments

As the founder of BossBride.com, a resource for women at the intersection of love and career, and the lifestyles and relationships editor for ESSENCE magazine, it’s safe to say Charreah

Why Every Creative Needs to Unplug and Unwind

  1.05.2016   Life   No comments

Technology and I have a love-hate relationship. I love being able to keep in touch with faraway family and friends. I hate being constantly connected. An oxymoron, I know. I

Why Beyoncé’s “Sorry” is My New Personal Anthem

  30.04.2016   Life   No comments

It’s been one week since Her Royal Majesty Queen Bey blessed us with the sweet sounds and sights of Lemonade, her sixth studio album, second visual album and, arguably, the

Why Women Should Support Other Women

  21.04.2016   Life   6 Comments

Recently, I was recognized by Mater Mea, a website at the intersection of career and motherhood, as a “phenomenal Black woman.” To say I was humbled and honored is an

Hello world!

  18.04.2016   Uncategorized   1 Comment

Welcome to Rhythm Sites. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

#GirlBOSS: Alanna Walls of Polished Girlz

  13.04.2016   #GirlBOSS   No comments

At 15 year old, Alanna Walls, founder and CEO of Polished Girlz, is the epitome of a #GirlBOSS. Alanna started Polished Girlz when she was just 10 years old as