Category: Life Stuff

Remember Us, Always

I take a small sip of this champagne, feeling it warm my senses as it travels down my throat, attempting to smile at each guest my husband introduces me to, all the guests he does business with. Most are men of course, their wives by their sides, smoothing their tuxes as they shake my hand…

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Innovative Exhibit Pays Tribute to Fashion Photographer Bill Cunningham’s Life and Work

Immerse yourself in the world of fashion photography at Experience the Times of Bill Cunningham, a show-stopping exhibit at The Seaport in NYC that highlights the noted photographer’s work in a modern, electrifying way. Sponsored by Shutterstock, the exhibit brings Cunningham’s signatures to life with fun displays and interactive screens that show off modern renditions…

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A Woman, Like Me, Must Write

I’m aware of what they think of me. I’m aware of what they say. I’m used to the degradation, the belittlement, the constant criticism of my ways. I’m a woman of stature, but of course, men don’t like confident girls, girls who are too sure of themselves. Confidence is sexy to many, but a woman…

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Chelsea Cutler Opens Up About Her Depression on “Devil on My Shoulder”

Chelsea Cutler lays her hand on the table with the vulnerable “Devil on My Shoulder,” a piano-led lament dedicated to her struggles with mental health. Tinged with descriptive details that give the message more depth, the song offers a very real, immersive depiction of what those who live with depression experience on a daily basis.…

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A Story for the Heartbroken

This is a story written for a broken heart. This is a story that will give you hope. *** This is a story for you who thinks you are not good enough. You who look in the mirror and see nothing but the words they call themselves. A blackened reflection of what was.  This is…

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Organ Breaker

Dear Organ Breaker, I think you need to know about the path of destruction you leave in your wake. I walk outside and see the piles of weeping bodies you leave behind. They are stuck in perpetual motion of attempting to pick up the pieces of their now broken vitality. Even when they are able…

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Mirrors

Mirrors, the windows to one’s self, people say. I’ve always wondered what that meant as I stare at myself because I don’t like what I see every time I look through it. The scars, acne, stretch marks, folds of my stomach, and all my insecurities scream at such a high pitch it be-comes unbearable. I…

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Black Business Content Is On The Rise, The Black Podcasting Awards Sat Down With Tahyira Savanna To Chat About Visibility, Garnering Black Resources, and Giving Flowers To Creators In Real-time 

In America, the words Black and Business are becoming more synonymous with building black wealth outside of the housing market.  Black Americans are heading to platforms, like the Chinese owned Tik Tok, to develop, promote, and sustain their online business ventures.  We found that business discovery is easier on social media where smaller brands struggle to financially…

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6 Self-Care and Beauty Products Under $35 That You Should Add to Your Fall Regimen

With the darker, colder months coming up fast, it’s crucial to keep taking care of yourself and your skin. We all know the horrors of cracked lips, dry breakouts, and dull complexions, but there are tons of products that can help counteract the effects of the cooler weather. Check out these six affordable options that…

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We Need to Talk About Kanye West’s Disregard for Abuse Survivors

Trigger Warning: This piece discusses Kanye West’s support of alleged sexual and domestic abusers. Please be cautious if you think this may upset or overwhelm you! Kanye West is almost always making headlines, but when’s the last time it was for something good? Most recently, he’s disappointed fans with several postponements of his Donda album,…

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