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A Love Letter to Teen Vogue
7 June

To the editorial staff of Teen Vogue: Truth be told, I’ve been writing this letter since February, when I first

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

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

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Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
26 May

Perhaps it’s the big sister or the cheerleader in me. But I’ve always been good at motivating people. Big interview

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Why Every Creative Needs to Unplug and Unwind
1 May

Technology and I have a love-hate relationship. I love being able to keep in touch with faraway family and friends.

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

It’s been one week since Her Royal Majesty Queen Bey blessed us with the sweet sounds and sights of Lemonade,

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Why Women Should Support Other Women
21 April

Recently, I was recognized by Mater Mea, a website at the intersection of career and motherhood, as a “phenomenal Black

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LT in the City’s Ultimate Guide to Chicago Cupcakes
12 April

When it comes to cupcakes, my reputation precedes me. Even before they were trendy, I was a fan of the

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

Admittedly, I’m not a Shondaland fanatic. I fell behind watching Grey’s Anatomy after I graduated college and now that I’m

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WATCH: “He Named Me Malala”
29 February

It’s no secret I have a #GirlCrush on Malala Yousafzai, the young girl from Pakistan who’s dedicated her life to

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Review: ‘101 Fun Personality Quizzes’
22 February

When I was a teen, I was addicted to personality quizzes. After all, I had to know which Spice Girl

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Why I’ll Never Do Another Juice Cleanse
20 January

Once upon a time, my mother warned me my metabolism would slow done. But as a growing teenager with an

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Why I Canceled My Cosmo Subscription & Switched to Essence
13 January

It was a long time coming, but after 11 years and more than 100 issues issues I’ve finally canceled my

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Doing the Work vs. Wanting the Recognition
5 January

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

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

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

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Why the Gratitude Journal is My New Favorite App
24 November

Learning to enjoy the moment instead of constantly looking ahead.

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