Finding genuine community in the age of social media is fundamental. As much as I love knowing just what's inside of Nikisha Brunson's daily smoothies, we are not friends, or connected in any way. Living abroad as a WOC can be an isolating experience. Here's how to change thatRead More
You've got but 24 hours to explore the Spanish capital city. Where do you begin? What is there to see? Is 24 hours enough? If you plan accordingly, we think so! Here's your quick, and no-frills guide to Madrid, Spain in 24 hours!Read More
We all assume that living abroad challenges you on a physical level, since you are moving yourself to a new country, but the mental challenges are often forgotten. Aside from the expected such as language barriers or apartment searching, any identities you have in your home country can clash at any moment whether it’s gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. Sometimes you’ll be yearning for that siesta! For me, navigating spaces as a black woman and an American were second-nature. To add “Fulbright English Teaching Assistant” and “U.S Cultural Ambassador” was challenging when interacting with Spaniards and Americans alike.Read More
In an ideal world, as a writer or blogger, you spend most of your time writing and creating excellent content. However, in reality, much of your time is spent looking for places to pitch your ideas to as well as promoting your work. Finding opportunities to share your writing online is simple enough but identifying reputable platforms that pay can be more of a challenge. Here are 25 sites to bookmark!Read More
As we approach the halfway point of the year, we think of the new year resolution that didn’t quite make it all the way to completion. But making a simple permanent change can increase our overall health and well-being, and that’s quitting refined sugar.Read More
When you travel abroad, recognizing the cultural context in which you'll be entering should be a top priority. Why? You'll only be visiting for X amount of time! Right? Wrong. It's vital to be aware of the cultural context of your destination because not following said rules-- whether spoken or written-- can make for an uncomfortable or even lousy holiday.Read More
Intersectionality. We’ve all heard the heard the term. In the most recent years, we’ve seen it plastered all over socially conscious forums, hashtagged in social media posts, shouted from the titles of feminist blog posts, celebrated, vilified, proclaimed proudly, and mired in controversy and confusion by we the people of the interwebs, ad nauseam. But what is intersectionality, exactly, and more importantly, why is it important?Read More
I know over the years yoga became the trendy thing to do and maybe even the cool, new buzzword. As a dedicated yogi, I’m here to assure you that the benefits of yoga are real and, if done regularly, something your body and even your mind will begin to crave. I have to warn you though; the side effects from a yoga high are very real.Read More
According to Ryan Andrews, "the average American eats approximately 222 pounds of meat per year. This does not include seafood." So it's no wonder that vegetarianism is on the rise. Here's the breakdown:Read More
Anyone who's ever opened Facebook, Twitter or Instagram has probably heard of Now This.
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Who says you can’t meditate while you run? One of the first lessons I learned when I joined my high school cross-country team was how to remain in control of my body and run mindfully. Mindful running and meditation are important because without focusing your energy and maintaining control of your body, running becomes monotonous and miserable.Read More