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…

Wrong Tone, Right Message; Cost Local Coffee Shop Big Business

Wrong Tone, Right Message; Cost Local Coffee Shop Big Business

 A manager at the Lynn, Massachusetts  coffee shop White Rose took to Facebook last week and stated that  ” I will never allow a Coffee with a cop event to take place in my family’s establishment.”  Following the post with the explanation “If a cop wants to come in and pay full price just like every teacher, social worker, or single parent for a coffee and leave they’re welcome to but I will not be part of the false rhetoric that cops are just misunderstand off good guys. They uphold…

Russia, explained

Russia, explained

By this point you’ve probably heard something regarding Russia and their relation to the 2016 presidential election. Given all of the other craziness going on across America recently, it’s easy to have forgotten about Russia but new details have emerged that The Culture should be aware of:   What happened? For a full timeline of everything that went down please go here. But for those of you with a limited amount of time (or attention span) here are the highlights: Last summer the Democratic Party’s computer systems were hacked by…

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…

Take Em All Down

Take Em All Down

  Over the past few months debate has been raging around whether or not to take down statues commemorating Confederate figures. Now before getting to my thoughts on them, let’s quickly shoot down the arguments I’ve heard for why they should stay: “They’re trying to erase our history!” Answer: The Confederacy literally seceded from the United States so unless you claim to be a Confederate over an American I don’t see how that’s “your” history. These same people will cry about every kid getting participation trophies nowadays but still agree…

Can We Talk About Life After College ?

Can We Talk About Life After College ?

A few years ago I graduated from college making me one of the thirty-three percent of Americans with a bachelor’s degree. Man was it depressing… at first. At one point in time in my life everything was centered on the idea of  leaving the small city I grew up in and experiencing the “college life”. Trust me when I say I LIVED the college life. But after I graduated reality hit me like a ton of bricks. I went from celebrating Easter in Paris and Memorial Day in Miami to…