A Cat, Not a Cat Lady
Photo Credit: Olivia Bragg

A Cat, Not a Cat Lady

I don’t really like cats.   This is probably due to a combination of being scratched by one of my grandmother’s kittens as a kid, and never owning one because of my dad’s allergy. However, the more time that passes, the more I’m sure I may not be a cat […]

Learning to Live Outside the Classroom

Learning to Live Outside the Classroom

I never dreamt my life would change so drastically after I unexpectedly took a few years away from university studies. In 2013, I ignored self-doubt and decided to explore my talents in music. Those years away from school saved me from spending unnecessary time pursuing dreams other than my own. […]

If I had the Chance
Photo credit: Laura Grace Pustmueller

If I had the Chance

Dear Mom, I don’t even know where to begin. It’s been 19 years since you passed away. Most days when I think about you, everything is fine. People can ask me about you and I tell them the facts. No emotions involved: My mom’s name was Laura; she had breast […]

Top Black Movies

Top Black Movies

When I was a little kid, I remember going to the movie theater and seeing a predominantly white cast. It was rare when a movie had a dominantly black cast and when they did it was something to be celebrated. Seeing the ideas, culture and lives of people like me […]

My Roommate’s Big Fat Mexican Surgery
Photo Courtesy of David Foo

My Roommate’s Big Fat Mexican Surgery

My roommate Brooke and I are pretty dorky. We watch sunsets on rooftops, have “roommate dates” at Chipotle and jam out to “No Matter Where You Are” by Us the Duo. So when her dad organized a mission trip to Mexico and invited me along, we excitedly labeled it “roommates’ […]