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#DayoftheGirl: Celebrate What’s Important.

Little girls have long been taught that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, that outward appearances are not what life should be about, and that women are worth so much more than what they put on in the morning or what they slip into at night. Beauty is in the eye of the […]

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We Care & We Want.

Unfortunately, presidential elections never seem to draw much attention from the American public, who more often than not, just don’t seem to care all that much about catching a Democratic or Republican primary debate in comparison to something like the NBA playoffs or a Games of Thrones marathon. Heartbreaking as it may seem, active political […]

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Just Keep Swimming.

Last week’s deadly Paris attacks have once again cast a new shadow on America’s long-running debate over immigration and national security (as well as a whole array of other controversial topics). As of Thursday, U.S. lawmakers have halted a program aimed at resettling thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland — a move that potentially […]

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Am I? I Am.

I am one of those so-called “anchor babies.” Along with illegal immigration, the term has become one of the buzziest issues of the 2016 presidential election and if going along by strict definition, I– as the first American-born child in my family, am one of those ‘complex issues’ (as the L.A. times so cleverly puts […]

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Wet Hot British Summer.

Personal personal posts aren’t usually my sort of thing. But in light of how special this past summer has been– how incredibly memorable and lesson worthy– I thought I’d make an exception just one special time. Not as much with words, but instead, with an array of photographs, memories, and tiny eye-catching treasures that I hope […]

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Walkout.

Around this time last year, the twenty or so decades of my academic career came to a bittersweet end as I celebrated my final year of school by skipping down the crowded aisles of USC Annenberg’s Commencement Ceremony 2014 to receive my Master’s degree. It’s hard to believe that a whole other year has already gone by […]

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We Are Super, We Are Women.

Just a few hours ago, CBS finally let us sink our teeth into an all access first look at its much anticipated new drama from the world of DC Comics. Yet even after this spectacular unveiling— as well numerous other occurrences in the past couple of weeks– our dearly beloved Marvel Studios apparently still doesn’t believe in female superheroes. Surprised? […]

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Follow The Leader.

Whether in the professional realm or the personal one, men who take charge are usually seen as strong, powerful, prominent, the ultimate man. Women who head the room or ‘wear the pants’ in a relationship don’t have that luxury. We’re lucky to be seen positively at all. In fact, women at the top are shamed, chided, […]

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Go Girl, Go!

So by now, we’ve all heard, seen, ranted, and raved about Patricia Arquette’s rally cry for women this past Oscar Sunday. The Boyhood starlet finally got to add a famed golden statuette to her already impressive shelf of acting accolades and after thanking a vast variety of people including her fellow nominees, her parents, her boyfriend, and […]

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Regress.

#OscarSoWhite. That’s the controversial hashtag that has been trending over the past couple of days since Thursday morning’s diversity-stricken announcement of the 2015 Academy Award nominations. Given that this is Hollywood, I’m sad to say that this isn’t too surprising. As Chris Rock can tell you, there are far too few people of color in the […]

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