Lavish Living rocks the RAW Boston runway

Lavish Living rocks the RAW Boston runway

I recently attended RAW Boston: SAVOR to check out the clothing brand Lavish Living. Thanks to an invitation by co-founder and designer, Jason Sergenton, I was able to get a first look at their collection. I must say, I was very impressed! Lavish Living just released their Fall/Winter collection and showcased their apparel at this awesome event, RAW Boston. For those who are not familiar with what RAW Boston is, it is an event where local artists showcase their new work. This event is filled with painters, photographers, makeup artists,…

HOW TO KEEP CALM AND STAY CONSISTENT

HOW TO KEEP CALM AND STAY CONSISTENT

Just like that, I got caught up and did exactly what I said I wouldn’t do…I stopped being consistent and haven’t written anything in about a month. It’s so easy to fall into the excitement of starting something new and being on a high right at the beginning…but then life happens. You lose momentum, “I’ll do it” becomes “I’ll do it later”, then you all together stop being consistent. Whatever it is that you have started to put your mind to, this is your reminder to: PUSH THROUGH AND REMAIN…

Alternatives To Watching The NFL

Alternatives To Watching The NFL

On August 26, 2016  with a cornrow hairstyle, kappa psi phi member, and then San Francisco player Colin Kaepernick sat during the National Anthem to protest the injustices that African American and people of color face in the United States. It’s not only African Americans because there are black people from other countries who live in the United States. Kaepernick’s effort was to raise awareness to the injustices many are facing by using his platform. “There is police brutality. People of color have been targeted by police. So that’s a…

Soy Latina 

Soy Latina 

My roots tell me to be strong We value the idea that a man is #1 I became another woman who lived for her man He’s gone where is my happiness I remember the happiness and love I originally created And so I created my own ideas of love and happiness again I become me again I found my inner strength Who is he you might ask A man who my children call father But no longer  the center of my happiness How do I learn to let another man help…

IT’S OK…..REST IS GOOD FOR YOU.

IT’S OK…..REST IS GOOD FOR YOU.

Have you ever noticed that we live in such a fast pace society that everything, everywhere, every time tells you to just keep going? “Push through no matter what, if you don’t you’re missing out”. While all that is great and motivating, sometimes we can get so caught up that we simply forget that it’s OK to take an occasional pause and REST. We rush from here to there and often times miss the beautiful moments of life. When was the last time you spent a few hours to be…

The Importance of Persistence

The Importance of Persistence

I love freelancing. That’s a pretty obvious sentence to find on a freelancer’s website, but I do love it. That’s not to say that I don’t procrastinate or take breaks from time to time. That hasn’t changed no matter where I’ve worked. Although I’ve learned a lot of lessons throughout my career in marketing. The first lesson I’ve learned in freelancing is that I can keep on, keepin’ on.   Two years ago I started a job at a Fortune 100 company. I was one of the first social media professionals in the company and a…

Lets Get This Straight…

Lets Get This Straight…

I have been relatively silent in regards to recent incidents, more specifically the display of domestic terrorism in Charlottesville, VA. However, there are a few things that must be addressed. First, having black friends does not automatically mean you are not “racist.” Your black friends are not your scapegoats or “get out of jail free card” in these situations. They do not bail you out by simply existing in your realm of reality. You are not excused for the wrongdoing of your peers. In fact, having black friends and remaining…

America: WTF

America: WTF

Pinch me. Literally someone pinch me. Everyday I wake up and think I’ve fallen asleep with the television on. It’s as if the United States of America has been warped into a telenovela/twilight zone mash-up. It’s like the curtains open and its dark, causing confusing times where for some odd reason, the majority feels slighted. Cowardice, tiki wielding white men of America believe that they are losing all the privilege that has been bestowed upon them by their bigoted ancestors. They feel as if their livelihood is being threatened although…

Snapchat Vs Instagram

Snapchat Vs Instagram

How do you decide what’s best for your business in the ever-changing landscape of social media? You know that you need to be on social media, but you’re not sure why, how or where just yet. One of the biggest questions that brands come to me with is, “should I have a Snapchat or Instagram channel?” The truth of the matter is that it depends on much more than what meets the eye. You have to factor in user demographics, behaviors and expectations as well what capabilities your company has…

A Letter To My Suicidal Thoughts

A Letter To My Suicidal Thoughts

Dear Suicidal Thoughts, This is not you talking, and yet these words come from the hands and the mind of your own. You and I have been through a great deal together, although a goal for most humans is to never actually meet in the first place. I thought I saw the last of you in high school, and then again once more in college, but unfortunately, you’ve been a pretty close companion over the last few months alone. When you appear, you love to bring uninvited guests with you…