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Black Butterfly: Rise Up Even Higher

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Inspiration (Music): Black Butterfly / Deniece WilliamsSet the skies on fire. Rise up even higher. So the ageless winds of time can catch your wings. How do you speak when you’re speechless? How can you be heard when ears that could and should be making a difference turn in the opposite direction? Oh, I guess they’re deaf now / Suddenly they blind too. Where do you begin when its been the same thing over and […]

2019: My Year-End Soundtrack

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CONCEPT I: Driving smoothly on a warm summer evening, taking a backroad. The sun has finally made its way beyond the horizon and baby pink streaks of ombre light line the darkening skies – tranquility. Street lights pass by in a whiff, lighting the way and highlighting your face. It’s getting cool outside and there’s a slight breeze making its way through the rolled down windows. Inhale / exhale – peace. There’s a rhythmic thump […]

2020: Step In, Step Up (It’s All You)

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Hyping you up for the New Year. The New Decade. The New Better You. Repetitive, but necessary. 2020 is on it’s way, and along with it comes the heartfelt social media declarations of potential future successes. Excitement. You may have notebooks full of self-development plans and life-changing ideas in your mind. You may be buzzing with joy, carrying high expectations for every aspect of your life, hoping that the New Year will be the catalyst that […]

A Lit Discovery on Life and Finances

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– This is a beautiful / inspirational story of triumph based on a moment in time lived by one of my older cousins who created success after finding herself between a rock and a hard place. In her podcast, Becoming the Lender, Fran (@fransmoore on instagram) tells the story of her beginnings as a young college graduate with a pretty good job, a strong sense of individuality, and more money than she’d ever had before. […]

The Unrealistic Beauty Standards Of Society

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Let’s touch on a subject that has plagued us all since the beginning of forever – the world’s obsession with perfection, and the pressure to succumb to it. How many of us have run ourselves into the ground, or completely refrained from doing something we really wanted to do because of perfection, body image issues, and the fear of “not doing it right the first time”? Please don’t be afraid or ashamed if you nodded […]

Girl Groups: A Word from the Nineties

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There was a depth, beauty and strength to 90s girl groups that led them right into my little pubescent heart. I’m in my 20s now and I hold on to them even tighter than I did back then – mostly because I actually know what they’re talking about now. Destiny’s Child, TLC, The Spice Girls and others arrived at a time when I believe the world was more than ready for them, specifically young women […]