YouTube Changes Its Monetization Standards

YouTube, if you’re reading this, you have given me the BEST blessing in disguise. I just got the biggest challenge and a guidebook to go with it. Okay, YouTube: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

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June’s Diary Performance & the Power of Remembering

Today, I watched June’s Diary performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” on the Internet and words that I have not sung in 15 years came up from deep within me and enveloped my living room.

For people that came before me who guide me, the people here with me who encourage and console me, and the people after me who challenge me to be my best self… I sang those words and remembered.

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The Benefits of Coconut Oil

For a few years now, I’ve been using coconut oil. It was my last year of college and I discovered a shop that had a bunch of scented oils. Out of curiosity, I decided to take a peek in and there it was: coconut oil. The rest was history. I noticed that people would be […]

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Ipsy in August | Glam Bag Review

August is a month that makes me happy and sad at the same time. I am happy that the sun is hot and there are endless beach days. However, I say that I am happy but I am actually sad because the phrase “endless beach days” is a cruel myth unless you have a permanent […]

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5 Things I Would Tell My Ex

This may be the most important thing to say. You took off your cool and met that person halfway, but that was not enough. But you know what, that is not a bad thing. No, not at all. You ALLOWED YOURSELF TO BE VULNERABLE AND WILD AND OPEN AND FREE.

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Don’t Let Self-Doubt Get You Down 

Who made self-doubt so powerful? Why is the hole harder to crawl out of than it was to jump in? The thing is, it was you. It was always you. A negative thought crept in, and you allowed it to dwell and make itself comfortable. Then, it invited its friends over for a dinner party and what was meant to be a dinner party turned into an all-inclusive trip paid at your expense.

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New Solange Album & Tracklist: Hadley St. Dreams Do Come True

You do not understand the joy I felt when I found out that new Solange music is on the way. Her third studio album, A Seat at the Table, drops tomorrow. Everyone, this is not a drill, it is the real deal. This is happening. A lot of people do not know this, but I […]

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