The Face of Ambition

“When the unexpected meets with the unprepared, over there we find the greatest astonishment!” -Mehmet Murat Iladan Story time… after having an argument with a friend over our contradictory believes about sexual liberation, I fully intended to write a post about the detriments of slut-shaming and how there’s no place for it in our modern … More The Face of Ambition

The Battle for Love Continues: One Year Since the Orlando Massacre

“We Loved with a Love that was more than Love.” -Edgar Allan Poe The month of June for the LGBTQIA community is celebrated as its official Pride month. Throughout June Pride parades and festivities are held throughout the world to laud the Love within the community. Among all the merriment and “gayity”, however, we now … More The Battle for Love Continues: One Year Since the Orlando Massacre

The Price of Beauty

“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” -Leo Tolstoy   After a busy week of moving, unpacking boxes, figuring my way around the city, and sending out my resume, I must confess I hadn’t spent much time thinking about what to write about for this week’s post. As the hands of … More The Price of Beauty

Absent Presence

“The more she tried to forget, the more she remembered.” -T.K. Kiser I see you waiting behind every corner, lurking in every shadow, standing at the end of every corridor. My mind transfigures each passing stranger into your form, causing me to stop and stare in frozen anticipation. There’s no where I can go to … More Absent Presence

Snowflakes: A Testament to Resiliency Unbounded

“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” -Vesta M. Kelly I am a snowflake.  I embrace the moniker wholeheartedly. I take the name meant to convey a meaning of weakness and fragility and, instead, embrace the title boldly and completely. I relish in … More Snowflakes: A Testament to Resiliency Unbounded

The End of Customer Service for one Forever 21 Branch, as told by Rage Comic Faces

“Ask your customers to be a part of the solution, and don’t view them as part of the problem.” -Dr. Alan Weiss, author of Million Dollar Consulting And that’s exactly what I attempted to do. I will be the first to admit I identify as a passive, non-confrontational person, but a recent shopping trip at … More The End of Customer Service for one Forever 21 Branch, as told by Rage Comic Faces

A Perspective on Love

“The world could use more Love. Why deny it to others?” -DaShanne Stokes Next month, thousands of LGBTQ individuals will celebrate as we reach the second anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court case that finally legalized same-sex marriage nation-wide. Despite the decision reaching its second year of federal protection, the new administration threatens … More A Perspective on Love

Frightened out of Fear

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” -Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States. The late great Former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s immortal words have been ingrained as the de facto go to quote on fear since his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933, but hey, if it’s not … More Frightened out of Fear

The Closer

“Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” -William Shakespeare, Macbeth The last piece of chocolate; the ending paragraphs of a … More The Closer