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Five Lessons I Learned From Shonda Rhimes’ ‘Year of Yes’

  7.03.2016   Books   No comments

Admittedly, I’m not a Shondaland fanatic. I fell behind watching Grey’s Anatomy after I graduated college and now that I’m not responsible for editing Scandal recaps, I watch when I

WATCH: “He Named Me Malala”

  29.02.2016   Life   No comments

It’s no secret I have a #GirlCrush on Malala Yousafzai, the young girl from Pakistan who’s dedicated her life to fighting for equality and education for young women.  I read

Review: ‘101 Fun Personality Quizzes’

  22.02.2016   Life   No comments

When I was a teen, I was addicted to personality quizzes. After all, I had to know which Spice Girl I would be (Scary, obvi), which *NSYNC member was my

#GirlBOSS: Danielle Pinnock, Creator of ‘Body/Courage’

  3.02.2016   #GirlBOSS   No comments

Some entertainers simply perform. Others touch your heart and soul. When I first saw Chicago playwright and actress Danielle Pinnock perform at an event for the Chicago Foundation for Women,

Why I’ll Never Do Another Juice Cleanse

  20.01.2016   Life   No comments

Once upon a time, my mother warned me my metabolism would slow done. But as a growing teenager with an insatiable appetite, I didn’t believe her. Now that I’m two

Why I Canceled My Cosmo Subscription & Switched to Essence

  13.01.2016   Life   2 Comments

It was a long time coming, but after 11 years and more than 100 issues issues I’ve finally canceled my subscription to Cosmopolitan magazine. I’d threatened to do so after

Doing the Work vs. Wanting the Recognition

  5.01.2016   Life   No comments

There’s more to life than 30 Under 30 lists.

Saying ‘No’ to Others and ‘Yes’ to Myself

  20.12.2015   Life   No comments

In 2016, I vow to prioritize myself, my needs and my happiness.

#GirlBOSS: Hosts of Joblogues

  2.12.2015   #GirlBOSS   No comments

Joymarie Parker and Cortney Cleveland, hosts of the Joblogues podcast, share career advice.

Why the Gratitude Journal is My New Favorite App

  24.11.2015   Life   1 Comment

Learning to enjoy the moment instead of constantly looking ahead.

How to Balance a Full-Time Job and Your #SideHustle

  10.11.2015   Career   3 Comments

Yes, you can have a side hustle and keep your sanity, too.

So…You Want to Start a Blog?

  14.10.2015   Life   No comments

A beginner’s guide to blogging basics.

‘I Want That, Why Not Me?’ The Trials & Tribulations of Facebook Envy

  20.09.2015   Life   No comments

All that glitters is not gold when it comes to social media.

How I Learned to Love My Brown Skin

  17.09.2015   Life   1 Comment

Growing up as an awkward Black girl isn’t easy.

#GirlBOSS: Brittiney Jones of Chicago Youth Opportunities Initiative

  30.08.2015   #GirlBOSS   No comments

This month’s #GirlBOSS feature spotlights Brittiney Jones, founder of Chicago Youth Opportunities Initiative.