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…

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…

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…

Ditching “happiness” to find joy [an open letter]

  I’m honestly straddling some very fine lines between this space being considered a “credible website” and an “open-hearted blog”. It’s like, every time my hands approach the keyboard, my fingers get stage fright; you know, the one thing they’re known for the most is the same thing that holds them back. Once that “publish”…

How focusing on “me” is making me unhappy

I’ve been pacing this beautiful two-story penthouse in the most famous gentrified neighborhood in Brooklyn (Williamsburg) that I’m currently staying at; trying to find the right words to create what is probably one of those too personal type of blog posts. I share so much of my “creative” self with the world, whether it be through…

Your hustle won’t ever go unnoticed

I’m living in a time, a period, a WORLD where I’ve been provided several opportunities that were all aimed towards one goal: doing what I love. Whether it was taking hip hop dance classes at the age of nine, photography courses in high school and college, completing my bachelor of arts degree, or simply taking internships…

I’m PMSing: Plotting More Syndrome

It’s been a while, since I’ve been “really real”; and, usually, that happens on Twitter. What better way to get everyone to understand than by writing a personal piece while I’m literally PMSing and plotting more? Just so we’re clear, and so it’s stated for the record, women can be “worked up” and factual; I…

It is what it is. Trust me, you get what you give

Quoting Drake in my headline only seemed appropriate considering what my first “hear me out” piece is about. Hear me out, I graduated college almost 1.5 years ago and have recently landed my first “salary job”. While it isn’t exactly in my bachelor of arts degree field, it also isn’t too far from it. Although…