Ayiti, You’re Not Alone — 3 Ways You Can Help Haiti Disaster Relief From Home
By now you’ve probably seen the news of the devastation in Haiti. Men, women, and children trapped under rubbles of what once was their home, school, or church. Desperation, thirst, hunger and anguish have fully set in as the citizens of the first Black Nation look up to heavens wondering where their relief will come from. I can only imagine how my Haitian brothers and sisters feel right now as they are trapped on the small island that has been hit back to back by natural and societal disasters for the past decade.
Dreaming in Dominican
The sun was pouring in through the small holes of the tin ceiling, sending in small waves of heat which announced the hot, sticky day that was soon to begin. I looked up at the ceiling for what felt like hours imagining what it would be like to sleep on top of there instead of being crammed in between my mother, and sister on this full size bed that with each movement begged for our heavy bodies to get up.
Dear Black Girl, Your Imposter Syndrome is Valid
“It doesn’t go away, that feeling that you shouldn’t take me that seriously...we all have doubts in our abilities, about our power and what that power is. If I’m giving people hope then that is a responsibility, so I have to make sure that I am accountable.” - Michelle Obama
DRAKE’S SURPRISE RELEASE ‘SCARY HOURS 2’
If one thing has become evident over the past decade, it is that Drake can’t lose. Joining his vast catalogue of smash hits is his new release, Scary Hours 2. None of us saw it coming, but yet again he has gifted us with a pleasant surprise.
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How Seasonal Changes Impact Your Sleep (Without You Even Knowing)
For a very long time I struggled to get a good night’s sleep. I was always either tossing and turning for most of the night because my bed was too hot, too uncomfortable, too squeaky, or simply too old. After hours of misery I would finally meet that first REM cycle, but couldn’t stay asleep for long because the discomfort was real! I genuinely thought it was just my seasonal depression which would sometimes trigger my anxiety. For those of you unfamiliar with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), it’s a form of depression influenced by seasonal changes. It can impact several areas of your life, including daily activities, your interactions, productivity, and your overall mood. But, I wasn’t awake because of any mental stress or agitation and I couldn’t pinpoint why—until I learned that my old, unsupportive mattress was partially to blame for how I was feeling, and the physical stress on my body.
My Playlist Guide for Your Inner Girl Boss
Today, more than ever, women are tapping into their most divine, authentic, and unapologetic self. You may be asking, what is this higher power I allude to? What is this new-found divinity? Well, it is that of the Girl Boss. In a world guided by a patriarchal agenda, where we are constantly bombarded with misogyny, sexism, and archaic gender norms the Girl Boss has emerged as a direct challenge to these toxic structures. As women slowly claim their seats at the table, whether in music, business, science, education, etc. they are literally defying the traditional standards set out for them.