Introducing the elephant in the room while giving it a chance to speak.
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The theme of my blog is comprised of short, witty, stories sprinkled with a flare of honesty. By unmasking my role as a fly on a wall, not only do we address the elephant in the room, but we also give it a chance to speak.
I know, it sounds like I’m about to hand out an English literature assignment—but hear me out. Writing is one of the very few crafts that someone can obtain outside of a job and without pursuing an advanced degree. Granted, you must exercise basic sentence structure and grammar; fortunately, this is widely accessible online at no cost. We also shouldn’t be surprised that writing is still highly valued in the 140-characters or less, social media age we live in. According to Pu
You know that feeling you get when you're about to do something drastic? Like walk out of your job, or break up with an eight year relationship? Well for me, it was ditching my hair extensions and chopping off my hair last year that fell into that same category. To outsiders, I was twinning with Lupita Nyong'o. To others in my Nigerian community, I was a mutant foreigner that no longer fit the standard beauty mold. I was different, which left me feeling like a reject. Since i
“Shockwave (noun): a region of abrupt change of pressure and density moving as a wavefront at or above the velocity of sound, caused by an intense explosion or supersonic flow over a body.” This definition was also synonymous with my mother’s reaction when greeted with my newly shaved head at the CVG airport. Recollecting our last appearance together when I exhibited full, shoulder-length hair, I remained unsurprised by her candid reaction. So when asked why I did it, I told
Yes, we’ve all seen it. Those ridiculous Black Friday Flight deals. Looks like you and your crew get to do some “volunteer work” (Instagram posts + safari tours + charity work) in Tanzania. I’m not saying to not “do you,” just do it while bearing in mind that your relaxation may come at the expense your new surroundings. Yes, you still should check out the amazing Unguja Beach and Mt. Kilimanjaro, just remember that social media should be used socially, with some precaution,
I went to a great 4-year college, graduated with honors and the highest award in my university. I even interned at one of the best media companies in the world and got into a program considered 10 times harder to get into than Harvard or Yale (sup Kenneth?). Long story short, based on my resume I believe I deserve the world. Most importantly, the world I want*. I'll be honest, I work with some of the most entitled 20-somethings who do nothing but expand my own personal entitl