NewThoughts Category

Hope For The Hopeless.

It’s been merely a couple of years since the world was introduced to “the most viral video of all time”– about two years and nine months to be exact. Kony 2012 and all the hype that surrounded it was, and probably still is, the viral sensation of our generation. In a post from way back when, I had […]

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Model Minority.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, the scandals taking part in Ferguson these past couple of months have been on our minds, in our hearts, and about the only thing bombarding breaking news headlines. The recent grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael […]

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Dress For Success, Dress To Impress.

Is it wrong to be an attractive academic, a sexy scientist? What about celebrating one’s feminine appeal or sexiness? As modern women, we’re no strangers to this age-old conundrum. The issue of female sexuality has no doubt been heavily debated since even before our grandmothers’ times. Earlier last week, public discourse over the weighty subject […]

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Paper or Plasma?

Paper or plasma? It’s an odd question that we’ve come to know all too well—at least in literary world. These days, Kindles seem to have overshadowed physical books and we’ve slowly but surely entered a new era of reading (and writing). E- reading has become the absolute norm. Like social media, swanky technological gadgets, and […]

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#HeForShe.

As unfortunate as it may seem, domestic violence has been an ongoing problem for years now– and it will continue to be a hot button issue if certain changes are not made to protect the various women that have been hurt, abused, and scarred by partners they’ve often come to know, love and trust. The recent Ray […]

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An Impulse To Change.

It’s no secret that we live in the Age of Instant Gratification. In more ways than one, the world has become our oyster. Human beings in this day and age are consistently confronted with a consumer culture that’s almost too good at giving us exactly what we want. From smartphones and search engines to Spotify, […]

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You Are Beautiful…

Recently, I began working for Spylight, a fashion and entertainment company based in Los Angeles which, through web and mobile applications, is building the leading platform for monetization of Hollywood content — follow their blog here. In honor of this new position, I thought I’d lend my thoughts on a concept we’ve all come to know, love, and hate: The […]

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The Reality Of It All.

His awkward charm erupted in Flubber. His kind hearted spirit shined in Patch Adams. His extraordinary knack for physical comedy sparkled in Mrs. Doubtfire. His versatility as an all around performer was highlighted in Good Will Hunting and his ability to humanize even the nastiest of villains was showcased in August Rush. The list goes on (and on and on), […]

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Ghosts In The Sunlight.

In the past couple of years, I’ve had the honor of participating in not one, but two university commencement ceremonies– one undergraduate and one graduate, all back-to-back in the course of merely twenty-four months. To say it’s been a whirlwind of a ride would be an obvious understatement, but as mentioned in an earlier post, I am […]

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Vive La Femme!

While major studios consistently fail to support female filmmakers, it seems that women working on the other side of the camera–aka on screen– have actually been doing fairly well. In the last few days, Luc Besson’s new action thriller Lucy has (surprisingly) taken the declining summer box-office by storm, besting Brett Ratner’s testosterone-infused Hercules by about $15 million– and continuing the growing trend of successful […]

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