Monthly Archives: July 2015

#GrowingUpAGirl: To label me a strong woman is just telling me something I already knew

Fundamentally there is a beautiful strength in being an out and proud feminine woman. In this day and age when traditional gender roles are being challenged and broken, there is still an enormous amount of pressure for women to conform to prejudged molds that ridicule “masculine” ambitions and play on double-standards when it comes to […]

I’ve Been Trumped!

I walked into work this morning and was just able to catch the tail end of a conversation between two coworkers. “I can’t wait for First Lady Melania Trump.” I laughed it off thinking the comment was made in jest and sat down at my desk ready to start the day. “I’m serious! Why are […]

Israel’s schoolyard bully gets caught with mud on his face

After months of antagonizing rhetoric and mud-slinging, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finds himself backed into a corner. His usual bravado and fire and brimstone warnings, complete with the ever-present ticking bomb sketch, have fallen flat on the ears of the international community. Standing alone and becoming more desperate as each day brings forth renewed […]

I’ll take a little cream in my coffee: The evolution of interracial dating in the 21st century

Dating can be tricky – even when it is with someone from your own race and culture. Every couple, regardless of background, must deal with everyday issues such as communication, team work, love, sex, jobs, finances, and the divvying up of household duties. It’s hard for someone my age to really remember a time when […]

Obama’s Anti-Isolationist Stance is a Win for America

If someone told me that President Obama would achieve a majority of his most defining presidential moments following the disastrous 2014 midterm elections I would have bowled over laughing. Understanding that midterms usually turn out more GOP voters than Democrat, the avalanche of conservative, tea party-cowing Republicans that emerged victorious was not only painful but frightening. […]

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