In about 6 weeks, I will be traveling to Bali! It’s a girl’s trip, with 9 of us going and we are all so excited! This will be the first real vacation that I will have for the year and I am looking forward to getting away and experiencing some much-needed R&R. Last year I… Continue reading Thailand’s Newest Operation:X-Ray Outlaw Foreigners
When I was younger my favorite show was 7th Heaven. I remember one of the episodes where one of the characters Lucy was upset because she hadn’t gotten her period ,but all her friends had. It seemed like such an odd thing to be upset about. Fast forward a few years and when I finally… Continue reading Read this If You’re on the Fence About Trying a Menstrual Cup
Last month, I had the pleasure of watching the Netflix documentary, “City of Joy”. City of Joy is about a village created in the Democratic Republic of Congo where women can be safe from gender-based violence and take the necessary steps to begin healing after trauma. The DRC has been at war for more than… Continue reading Founder of City of Joy Wins the Nobel Peace Prize
Twenty-seven years ago, the country watched as a woman named Anita Hill told her testimony in front of a Senate committee as she recounted her harrowing experience of sexual harassment by Supreme Court Nominee, Clarence Thomas. Today, September 27th, 2018 another woman named Doctor Christine Ford will testify in front of another Senate committee to… Continue reading It’s a No to Kavanaugh
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a screening of the film “She Did That.” This documentary follows the rise and success of several black female entrepreneurs. I had first heard about the film, from a weekly newsletter that I receive and was anxious to see it in theaters and hoped that it… Continue reading Go See “She Did That”!!!
Yesterday Nike released an ad with Colin Kapernick in celebration of their 30th anniversary of their trademark slogan “Just Do It”. The backlash has been swift with people cutting off the swooshes from their Nike socks. I won’t even comment on how idiotic that it is since you’ve already purchased the item and Nike has your… Continue reading If You Stand for Nothing, You’ll Fall for Anything.
Today, July 30th is known as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. In 2013, the General Assembly of the UN designated today as a day “to bring awareness about Human Trafficking and also to promote protection of their rights.” As of today, there are an estimated 20 to 30 million people worldwide who are currently… Continue reading The Kafala System and State-Sanctioned Slavery
Recently I watched a Vice Video about a white student that chose to go to Morehouse. Morehouse is all male historically black college or university(HBCU) in Atlanta, Georgia. It is famously known for having graduates such as Martin Luther King and Spike Lee. Many students apply to Morehouse for it’s rich… Continue reading Affirmative Action is Still Needed
Today, the Supreme Court upheld the travel ban on several majority Muslim nations. They argued that the President was within his power to make this law and it is based on a shared nationality not on religious beliefs. The judges who ruled against the travel ban argued that this decision was based on the same… Continue reading Happy Independence Day?
Spring signals the renewal of warmth and growth. Winter is finally over, and we can begin to look forward to warmer days ahead. It also means that it’s graduation season. I can’t believe that it’s been almost 11 years since I graduated from high school and almost 7 years since I graduated… Continue reading Congrats 2018 Graduates!!!