When I was younger, my mother used to give me silent treatment whenever I disappointed her or made her angry with me.
And because she never told me what I did wrong, I was forced to figure it out on my own.
In the silence, I would handwrite apology letters to my mother to tell her how much I loved and appreciated her for all she did for me. In these letters, I would also vow to be a better daughter and never to do whatever I did to hurt her again.
By the time I was sixteen, I had…
I thought ‘home’ was found in others.
Now, I find this to be mostly untrue.
The term ‘homebody’ has been showing up in my conversations more frequently as I continue to learn and lean into who I am as an individual. Homebody is defined as someone who likes to be indoors — stays in the comfort of their own home, wrapped in familiarity.
But I am not a homebody—at least not by this definition. Instead, I have found a different comfort in a more literal meaning as I separate ‘home’ and ‘body’. …
Honestly, I don’t know what to make of this year.
2020 was a blur.
Where I live, we weren’t officially quarantined until late-March but I was already working from home before then. At the time, I was extremely excited to commute to the office anymore but that feeling was short-lived. The hardest part of this year for me was consistency, accountability and balancing relationships.
I am someone that needs some kind of structure to be productive—but not have to do the exact same thing without fail. In other words, I had non-negotiables. So, when I found out that gyms were…
Last year, I wrote a chapter in a book called ‘Women Let’s Rise”.
While I was writing it, I kept getting lost. I knew I wanted to share my experiences and the journey that has made me better but I didn’t know where to start. I must have re-wrote my chapter countless times before the one that’s on the shelves today.
But for a while, deep down, I felt like it wasn’t good enough.
Thus, the spiral began.
The next morning, I woke up feeling a slight pressure filling my chest.
I immediately recognized it. Hello, anxiety — my old…
Meet CHIKA—a game-changer from Alabama.
If you haven’t heard of her, it doesn’t matter—you’re finding out now.
Only 23 years-young, CHIKA is relevant as hell in the fight for equal rights as a woman, as a member of the LGBTQ+ and as a part of the BIPOC community. Since before her virality with her “open letter” to Kanye West, she has always been authentic in her outspoken demeanour and speaks up for those who do not have a platform as she does.
And her video that went viral? It has over 6 million views on Twitter now. …
I’m a night owl but this morning, I woke up early.
It’s not my conscious mind that keeps me up. No. At night, it’s my subconscious that’s lighting up the darkness. Over the years, I noticed that I’m privy to some interesting dreams. And last night, there was a plethora of them — often strangely looped together. So, if you’re still following: my string of dreams is like “smaller picture” things in a “larger picture”.
Ergo, I couldn’t sleep.
For the last three months, 2020 seems to be playing us.
Giveon is a singer-songwriter from Long Beach, California.
With only three tracks when I discovered his music on Spotify, I was hooked.
COVID-19 has indefinitely changed the world as we know.
Many companies have implemented work-from-home as a temporary new normal to help flatten the curve and prevent the spread of COVID-19. I’m part of such normal. As enticing as working from home sounds in theory, I’ve never practiced it for more than a day every week.
It’s been challenging because it takes a lot more discipline to stay productive and on-task with all the distractions that come with being at home. There’s no one to keep you accountable but yourself.
For those of us that are working from home, I feel…
2020 is about finding multi-talented Canadian gems like Lennon Stella.
She started out as an actor on TV—but since I’m more of a movie fanatic, I didn’t know that part about her. My first experience with Lennon Stella was through her singer-songwriting journey. You may have heard her on a track with Jonas Blue and Liam Payne called, “Polaroid”.
Lennon Stella has worked hard to secure her spot in the pop music landscape over the past two years—collaborating with The Chainsmokers and Illenium. She’s ready to fill her breakthrough solo artist shoes.