Mikyah Henderson is a young collegiette woman who isn’t hesitant to take her creativity to newer limits. Being a rising junior at Norfolk State, Lyman Beecher Brooks Library, becomes her new home where her creativity on paper takes flight.
Dear Mom, I know it might be shocking how this letter may turn out or even that I might be writing a long-handed kind to you. I know we are not on the best of verbal terms right now but I just wanted to express somehow to you what I really saw and wish I could have seen within you as a mother. I will say that I am grateful for the lessons you have taught me, especially the ones that you had no idea were lessons for me. For example, when it boils down to my love life, I don't necessarily have the best choice and neither did you. I can never understand the strength of raising two kids alone all because some men want to have their cake and eat it too while also becoming opportunists in the long run. I wish I was more vocal about this but maybe it was the embarrassment or just the standard I told you so I was hoping to avoid. I just never saw what was the real authentic standards to find or just hope that a man would have if they would treat you in a way a woman should be treated, like a Queen.
Fragrance Fanatics: Dossier
I can admit one thing, I do like to experiment and branch out when it comes to new trends in the beauty industry. So when I go to my favorite beauty stores and just browse through the many perfumes and colognes, I fall in love with everything but the price. I have only one expensive perfume to claim in my scent collection, Chance by Chanel, and I have always wondered where I could've looked for a cheaper alternative but of the perfume with the same notes.
Hiding Asperger's Syndrome
Everyone has something they hide from the world. It may be a good idea to build a life on top of hiding something that makes you feel incomplete from the world around you. That hasn't been the easiest task for someone like myself. Growing up I did have my deal of hardships; being bulled for my height to developing trust issues when it came down to my first real relationship. I always tried to find some sort of blame because I was indeed hiding the truth of what may cause my life to be one heck of a rollercoaster. That secret was my mild case of Asperger's Syndrome. Asperger's is a form of autism. Some qualities may include having a very high intellectual state but not being so intuned with emotions. This was a life that I was trying to hide from the world and later on from myself.
Small Business Show Off- Mellow Mushroom
Just picture this, you're out with a few friends drinking and doing other things and then it hits you, The dreaded Munchies Madness. That overwhelming feeling you get from good old cotton mouth, that leaves you wanting to eat and drink the night away. So you gather your crew and wonder where you could go for a bite to eat without breaking your bank.
Mothers and Daughters: Feminism in Contemporary Literature
The relationship between a mother and daughter can be more complicated than one can assume it to be. From the moment a child enters the world, the first person she makes contact with is her mother. The bond between mother and child then continues to strengthen while experiencing every milestone in both their lives, this evolution also serves as a test of how strong the bond is between them. Taking a closer look into the bond between a mother and her daughter, from a contemporary feminist approach, one might notice that the mother has high standards and expectations behind the choices that her daughter will make. The mother will even take the extra mile to ensure the daughter makes the right choices in her life from adolescence to rising adulthood. The perception of this type of relationship dynamic can be seen in two distinct contemporary literary works. Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice tells the story of a mother and daughter whose differences push them to realize that they are not as different as they think.
Vampires: Literature and Pop Culture
Looking into how most supernatural characters are perceived in literature, it strays far from what pop culture has seen as a being who is sickly pale with an unstoppable bloodlust. Although there's a comparison to the common supernatural being in both literature and pop culture, there are various characteristics that would set them apart. The regal interpretation within William Polidori’s The Vampyre and looking into the Salvatore brothers of L.J. Smith’s The Vampire Diaries these comparisons of vampires can also be separated by their complete differences based on the author’s perception. Withing William Polidori’s The Vampyre, this short story is described as a man of high society rather than going into the normal depiction of a typical vampire; an individual with pale skin and blood lust but can only appear during nightfall (one that fits the description a Nosferatu vampire). Although this has changed during the times of literature that tells of certain aspects of the horror or supernatural, Polidori gives this being the physicality of a high ranked nobleman in Victorian society "His peculiarities caused him to be invited to every house... though its form and outline were beautiful, many female hunters after notoriety attempted to win his attention." (Polidori)
A Day as Toni Topaz
“Watch out, it’s the Bride of Jack Skellington!” That was one of many taunts that replayed in my mind as soon as got back home from another humiliating day at school. This time, it was more humiliating than the rest. Homecoming was this weekend and I was feeling very nervous because I was building up the courage to ask my crush Jordan Williams, the captain of the basketball team, to be my date. It sounded simple, until I was stopped by Bambi, the high school’s mean girl, and her sidekicks. “You really think Jordan wants to go with a skeleton like you?” Bambi said cackling alongside her friends. “She can find her date at the closest Party City!” One of her clueless sidekicks joked before they all walked away leaving me to hold my tears until I got home.
'Blue Exorcist' Animation- Season 1 Review
Blue Exorcist, also known as Ao no Exorcist, is a supernatural action animation series that follows twin brothers Rin and Yukio Okumara who are raised by Father Fujimoto, a priest of a local monastery. As if being raised by the church isn’t bad enough, life gets more complicated when it’s revealed that one of the Okumara brothers (Rin) is the son of Satan. The pace of the animation series is set early on from Rin inheriting his demonic abilities to him also wanting vengeance against the one person who destroyed everything precious to him, his biological father, Satan.
How to Shop Smarter and Safer During the COVID-19 Outbreak
In the midst of the corona virus pandemic, many are practicing social distancing and staying indoors to avoid the risk of exposure to or even spreading the disease. For some people, that means working from home, catching up on the latest Netflix series, and taking college courses online in the comforts of a blanket burrito. While having to make changes to our daily routines one thing is constant: the need and desire for food. Fortunately, most grocery stores remain open so that we can replenish our refrigerators and pantries. But there is one question on everyone’s mind: Is it safe to make a food run or should we try delivery?