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  • Decoding Operation Varsity Blues: Why This Is Your Time to Shine

    Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life. – Shakuntala Devi Estimated time to read: 6 minutes   I’ve been trying to wrap my head…

    Happy Black History Month

      “The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.” —W.E.B. Du Bois Estimated time to read: 3 minutes I didn’t really get the grasp of Black History Month in grade school – maybe because they skimmed through it…

    Insecure: How to Stop Perpetuating Body Shaming

    Imagine if we obsessed about the things we loved about ourselves. – Leah Tackles Social Estimated time to read: 8 minutes I’ve always been insecure about my big calves and ankles. So much so, when I heard of calf reduction…

    One Major Tip to be Diverse and Inclusive

    “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Estimated time to read: 7 minutes Diversity and inclusion (D&I)…

    How To Tie a Head Wrap In Under 5 Minutes

     She is beautiful; she has love, understands; she respects herself and others; everyone likes, loves and honors her; she is a goddess. ~African Proverb Estimated time to read: 4 minutes  Quite a few people have asked me to teach them…

    3 Reasons Why You Need A Mentor

    “One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C. Maxwell Estimated time to read: 9 minutes Last year, I made…

    Goal Setting – Happy New Year

    The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. – Melody Beattie Estimated time to read: 6 minutes Happy new year, beautiful people! With…

    Beese Eats: Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant

    “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R. Tolkien Estimated time to read: 6 minutes Since starting the Beese Eats series, I’ve mainly focused on West Africa. Not to…

    The Lessons I Learned from Having a 30-day Giveaway

    Woo-hoo! I have been counting down the days to transition to December. Not because I didn’t want to have my giveaway, but because it was so much work … a lot of work. There’s a reason why many bloggers, vloggers,…


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