When Luvvie Ajayi walked onto the BlogHer 17 stage this past June, I instantly fell in love with her authenticity and sensational sense of humor. Luvvie is the type of person that will tell it to you straight. I respect that so much!
Hey everyone! I apologize for not posting last Tuesday. I had a rather hectic week. I may need to readjust my posting schedule in the next couple of weeks as I am about to enter college. I will keep you posted on that : )
During my senior year of high school, I had the pleasure of meeting this week's Quintessentially American subject. Ash's story is particularly interesting as she not only experienced being an immigrant in the United States, but also in England. She has such a diversified and intelligent perspective on culture and how it defines us as human beings.
I hope you enjoy and learn from her story as much as I did! [Read more…]
Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Americans!
I hope your day is filled with delicious barbecue and fireworks galore! As this is a blog that celebrates diversity and culture, I thought it might be fun to showcase the origins of our most cherished Fourth of July customs and treats. [Read more…]
We all screamed the word at the top of our lungs. I look at the hundreds of women surrounding me. Some a bit bashful, others unapologetically bold.
“Come on!” Vagisil CEO, Keech Combe-Shetty, prompted us from the BlogHer 17 stage.
“Vagina! We all came from them, half of us have them and the other half spends most of their lives trying to get back in them.”
Being a woman in this world remains challenging.
According to the World Economic Forum, the United States of America comes in at #45 in terms of gender equality. 44 countries outperform us! What is up with the number 45 cursing American society within the past couple of years? [Read more…]
For more than 365 days, I struggled with the gripping reality that a block away from my high school, now Alma mater, 49 innocent lives were mercilessly taken.
The sad thing about living so close to tragedy is the instinctual human impulse to numb the pain. To move on and try to forget. Remembering hurts too much.
In these tough and trying times, we, the people of Orlando, defied human nature.
No, we did not wallow in our sorrows.
No, we did not forget our pain. [Read more…]