Social Media and Self Esteem

With the rise of celebrity endorsements and the more frequent use of editing apps on pictures it comes as no surprise to me that social media has a tendency to impact us negatively. After studying self esteem and living my life online I’ve come across the main ways that using these platforms can hurt us and ways to combat them.

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Redefining Self-Care

Self-care is often described as getting your nails done, drinking a glass of wine and chilling out. I’ve seen a lot of posts on how to exercise self-care that mimic these things and I even wrote one myself in my in my undergrad days. One thing I’ve learned since then is that is not the […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Growing up in a Black household oftentimes means that mental health is not something that’s talked about. I didn’t really experience a stigma but I also never wanted to talk about my concerns either. I would have these moments where I was paralyzed by sadness and didn’t know why and they scared me. When I […]

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Things I’ve learned from The Golden Girls

One of my most vivid childhood memories is watching TV with my mom before bed and falling asleep on The Golden Girls. The older I got, the later I stayed up and I started watching the show. It has become one of my all time favorites and I’ll stand by that no matter who teases […]

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Fixing my Feminism

I attended “The Feminist Question” event hosted by Black Girls Book Club to discuss being a Feminist and a Black woman. Three of the questions raised really stuck out to me and forced me to think critically about what Feminism really means to me. They were: Are you Back first or a woman first? When […]

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I hope I never get over my Impostor Syndrome

When I started writing this post I tried to make it super deep with all these quotes and psychological observations and I realized that’s my problem. I’m always trying to prove myself worthy, even in blog posts. I have Imposter Syndrome.  Imposter syndrome is the “inability to internalize accomplishments and the fear that one day […]

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Hello March

March is here! But from the look of the snow in London, you wouldn’t know it. Keeping with my goal for the year I had to sit down and think about what goals I want for the month. Let’s start by evaluating my February goals: Make and stick to a budget Make an effort to not […]

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Blogger Appreciation!

When I first decided to do this post my brain automatically went to all of the big names I love so much and while I’ll scream I love them to anyone who listens I know how difficult blogging can be when you feel like you have no support so without further delay here are my favorite […]

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