Academic Conferences 101: What you Need to Know

Conferences are a part of the academic experience for many reasons. They are a great way to get yourself out there and present your work to your peers in the field. There are tons of conferences that happen each year, and I wanted to share some information on how to make the most out of…

Spring 2019 Fashion: What’s In for this Season?

According to Elle Fashion, these are some of the trends that are IN for Spring 2019! Happy shopping!   Beige A lot of beige is coming in for this Spring Season. You can try the head-to-toe tan look (like the woman in the photo), or if that is too much for you, the tan can…

Being a Woman in Academia

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash What is it like to be a woman in academia? I am glad you asked. It is an interesting dynamic that exists between men and women and between women and other women. I think it is pretty well known that more women are attending colleges and universities and are the most educated,…

Shoedazzle: My Weakness

Shoedazzle: My Weakness Shoes are probably my favorite article of clothing. I own the most shoes out of anything. Sometimes I buy shoes first and then match outfits to them. Anyone else guilty of that? One place that I have bought way too many shoes from is: Shoedazzle. It is an online shoe subscription where…

How I am Surviving my PhD Program

How I am Surviving my PhD Program Photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash I am almost two years into my Social Work PhD program at Boston University. Time flies! Since I am reaching the end of my coursework, I wanted to share how I am making it through the program successfully. Self-Care I first learned this term when…

Are we still talking about Colorism in 2019?- Yes we are

Colorism- what’s that? Why are we still talking about colorism in 2019? Are we not in a post- racist, post-colorism era?- I can promise you the answer is no. I am here to tell you that as a dark-skinned black woman, there are definitely still issues with colorism in our society today. We have still…

Why Pageantry?: The Benefits of Pageantry

Why Pageantry? The Benefits of Pageantry For those who are wondering what are the benefits of pageantry, I would like to share some of many of those with you. Personal development- Being involved in pageantry can lead to self-discovery. The more that you understand your likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, the more fulfilled you…

Make a Statement with these Lips in 2019!

My favorite lipsticks: Make a Statement in 2019 I rarely wear a full face of makeup, but I do wear lipstick almost every day. It’s an easy way to get a polished look without having to spend a lot of time doing a full face. For those who are on the go and want to…

Level Up in 2019

Level Up, Level Up, Level Up: 2019 is the Year to Level Up! I am using the lyrics from singer Ciara’s hit song as the theme for the New Year that is quickly approaching. My theme for 2019 is “Level Up”, meaning taking everything to the next level. How can I “Level Up” my finances,…

Becoming More: Part 3 of Commentary on Michelle Obama’s Becoming

Photo by Miguel Orós on Unsplash Commentary on Part Three of Michelle Obama’s Becoming I have reached the end of this amazing book, and I have to say, I have never read a book this quickly in my life. This book has left me with many emotions (I have teared up many times on the train, especially looking…