Cheers to the Hallway Kids

For a few years, I was a hallway kid. The elementary kid that was so disruptive that I was a conundrum because I knew the work I was just so disruptive that I had a desk in the hallway where I celebrated the Valentine’s Day and the St Patrick’s Day parties by my lonesome in…

The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry

In 2015 I watched the documentary Stink! It was overwhelming and exhausting and eye-opening but most of it was educational. It was a journey about a dad who was upset that he purchased pajamas for his daughter online and they arrived with a chemical smell. He had lost his wife to breast cancer and he…

What Does Your Internal Mobility Look Like?

Companies that don’t have any internal mobility tend to lose employees as company cultural norms aren’t what they used to be. 30 internal applications in 7 years. Approximately 3 interviews and exactly 30 internal applications were all rejected. Imagine working for a company and these are the statistics that you’re faced with. Once I submitted…

Are People Quiet Quitting Relationships?

On why relationships should be evaluated like careers By now you’ve probably heard of the term “quiet quitting.” Some say this act of not going above and beyond at work is an act of rebellion and others say it’s a reaction to burnout and or hustle culture. Either way, this act of just doing the…

A Dream Deferred: It’s Time to Forgive Student Loans

A deadline is looming and so far over 43 million Americans are holding their breath to find the fate of their student loan debt. The Biden Administration has paused payments again and again because of the pandemic. Interest is not accruing on federal loans and interest to pay said loans is waning as the August…

In the Neighborhood

One day soon my neighborhood won’t look the same and its current residents, local, state, and the federal government will be the only ones left to blame. So rather it’s a good or a bad change everyone will have a hand in accountabilityWe say the town is resilient we’re strong but people don’t want obstacles…

Diet Equality and How Equality and Equity Aren’t the Same

As a graduate from a women’s centered university, I walked across the graduation stage uncertain of many things but feminism, intersectionality, and negotiation were not one of those things. I asked for my first raise at my work-study job. It confused everyone involved a little but we made it happen. As one of those, “talks…

Why Waiting Your Turn is Overrated and Representation Matters

Why I Joined the Malcolm Movement In my last year as Mayor of Braddock I outdid myself. I played kickball with the Woodland Hills Students, judged a dessert contest at Braddock Farms, spoke at the Women’s March on the City County Steps, greeted folks again and again at Greater Valley Community Services Vaccine Clinics, ran…