Mama I’m broke! And, hungry.

I know, I know — another blog post about the top 5 places to eat if you’re on a budget broke. I’m sorry, but I love to eat! I love to eat good and I love to eat out. However, my bank account is constantly clocking me like, “you know damn well you can’t afford…

Exploring my sexuality…

Hi, my name is Amanda and I’m straight. Hi, my name is Amanda and I like girls. Hi my name is Amanda and I’m bi-curious. Hi, my name is Amanda and I’m not sure what’s going on with me, lately.  Reflecting on growing up, middle school era, I recall my mom asking me are you…

Confidence is key, but they don’t tell you about the locks…

*disclaimer: long read // I promised to give you guys PT. II of “how my trip to Brazil changed my life for the better,” but quickly realized you’d, first, need to understand my journey, past, and constant battles with myself, appearance and intelligence before I brag bout Brazil making me this super confident person that…

Now is a perfect time to Netflix Binge

Yep… it’s been a rough week. I’d first like to say, if you need someone to talk to – I’M HERE and very accessible throughout the Internet. Now, for those of you that are sheltering your mind and physical body, I suggest binge watching something that makes you laugh. Binge watch something that brings you joy, happiness,…

How my trip to Brazil changed my life for the better (pt. I)

all photos taken by Xavier Webber // It’s been five full months since my life and mindset were dramatically changed. My seven-day trip to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in April 2016 was a life changing journey that I’ve finally decided to share with my readers. I’ve been going back and forth in my mind with whether or…

THIS JUST [SK]IN: five products that’ll keep you glowing

Has anybody else felt like summer has been racing to the finish line to pass the baton to Fall? Luckily, we still have some time to soak up all of the natural Vitamin D before sweater weather approaches; meaning, I still have some time to show you how to both maximize that natural summer glow you may…

Justin Tipping explores materialism, masculinity and violence with “Kicks”

Last night I was transplanted back to my high school days–the days where the sneakers on my feet really mattered–thanks to newcomer Justin Tipping’s Tribeca Film Festival feature debut. “Kicks”, a story about a young boy who will do just about anything for a pair of Jordans, was chosen as the festival’s opening-night selection and won…

Ditch the sides and enjoy the entree at Claudette’s!

When it comes to food and eating, I’m as Puerto Rican (and American) as it gets; fork over the rice, potatoes, giant slabs of meat, fatty entrees and, most-likely, unhealthy portions. I tend to eat with my eyes, especially when I’m hungry, and I am usually more excited about my side than the actual entree. Don’t know the…

Let’s talk, communication

I truly got into “nightlife” by writing for a print turned online publication back in 2013. Aside from contributing content (i.e. song or album reviews), I was also able to cover shows and interview some incredible artists. I then used those references to move onto other online publications. One of the main interviews that has, since, always…

Boost your life with the “Simple Truths” by Kent Nerburn

Oh, the joys of debt, financial instability, education woes, emotional tribulations, spiritual confusion and anything else that factors into the process of becoming a self-sustaining “adult”. Growing up is pretty scary, man. Even when you do everything exactly by the books–go to grade school, follow that with high school, get into a good college, land…

A Curly Girl’s Guide: Wash&Go on the Go!

Now that we’re semi-aware of “how to stay natural on a budget“, it’s only right I share some of my secrets with you…my hair is full of them. Leading a life that resembles that of a nomad is no easy challenge. I’m constantly jumping from place to place whether it’s for a sleepover, party, overnight…

Five podcasts you should listen to!

Sometimes, we all just need our work day to go by a little bit quicker, and music isn’t always the answer. This list is specially dedicated to all you troopers who sit at a desk or work on your computer all day. And, if you just like to listen to podcasts on your free time – shoutout…