This year I turn 23-years-old. Yes, I know. I’m pretty young, and for a vast majority of persons I’m still a kid. I was born in the 90’s, therefore, I’m a millennial because I’m reaching adulthood in the 21st century. And because I’m a millennial, I was born in the globalization and cross cultural era, where young adults are far more independent and travel the globe looking for opportunities.
Not too long ago I was having a conversation with a friend of mine about the key element in sustaining a relationship. Interestingly enough, what she said made a lot of sense in the grand scheme of things. I thought about the people I knew around me, and the reason why a lot of their relationships ended unsuccessfully. One constant factor seemed prevalent: the majority of these relationships seemingly put themselves forefront, before spirituality.
It is a privilege to be able to take a vacation. In most cases, taking time away from work or time away from our families, both can be very demanding. Once you decide to take the time off, save some to do absolutely nothing. Traveling does not always require a full itinerary. You can still have a fabulous time relaxing. Here are my top ten ways to relax on your vacation.
I come from an African family. Growing up, bleaching was normal. I had at least one family member who bleached their skin to the point where you could vividly tell that their skin was bleached. Their hands were seemingly way darker than the rest of their bodies, the skin on their faces an awkward yellowish tint. I recall a younger me always wondering to myself why they felt the need to bleach their skin?
In all of my social media applications I get bombed by countless articles and photographs of beautiful models with perfect bodies. And not going to lie, there’ve been several times where these images affect my self-esteem. However, I’ve learned over time that it is useless to let my confidence get weakened by unreal photographs and I’ve learn to filter what shows up in my social media engines.
Yes, every day, even when wearing protective styling. Use a spray bottle mixture of water and Shea butter for protective hairstyles. The spray bottle is much more practical for protective hairstyles, as this allows moisturizing in all parts of the hair that are impossible to reach.
At a young age, my mother taught me some valuable lessons such as to never depend on a man and to love yourself unconditionally.She was a single mother, raising two kids on her own. She had too much pride to ask others for help. She never felt the need to have a man by her side to make her feel complete, and I admire her for that. However, the most valuable lesson that she has taught me is to never allow a man to make you feel unworthy.
As a student, things can get pretty hectic. As summer slowly comes to an end, back to school season is approaching. This means returning to a routine, early mornings, copious amounts of coffee, and sleepless nights.
We’re well into Summer, which means it’s time to ditch your trench coats and replace ‘em with jaw-dropping bikinis. So why not show off your assets with THE perfect swimsuit for you. We know every woman faces fear and annoyance when trying on swimwear. That’s why we’ve compiled a list to help make your search easier for you!
As an international student with a great desire to improve my knowledge on environmental and political issues, the Flint water crisis caught my interest, specifically since it is a conflict that has generated controversy socially, economically, politically and environmentally.
Weekends always go by too fast. When have you ever heard someone say, “Oh my weekend was too slow?” I’d say never. If you have heard someone say that, just know that the person was lying. She was probably trying to impress someone else. No one ever says their weekend went by too slow. We live for the weekends.
It’s back to school season, and this means possibly spending more money on food. If you’re a student, you might know the endless struggle of trying to save money and not eating out during the school year. Recently, I had a conversation with a friend of mine in which he admitted to spending close to $5,000 on food in one month alone.
So to put it into perspective, let’s say there is a King & a Queen of an empire. They have children and because of their status and hierarchy, their children will become heirs oneday receiving all of the King & Queen’s inheritance when the time permits.
I can’t think of any better time period than now that the issues and movements of women have been put in the forefront. More than ever, we are empowered to embrace our curves, step out without make-up, and care less about wearing “too much make-up.”
Not too long ago, I read a post from a man that outlined the reasons why he would only date women of any other race except black women. As you may have guessed, this person happened to be a black man. This wasn’t particularly anyone I knew, rather it was a post that had been circulating online and had received considerable backlash from readers, specifically from women of color.