If you haven't heard already, Lifestoned Adventures is undergoing a big 90s teen movie makeover and becoming Let's Get Going! And because we feel bad about moving you, our virtual children, across the interwebs a la Max Keeble's Big Move, we are bribing you to love us again with a free pair of Perverse Sunglasses.Read More
Earlier this summer, I wrote about how women need shoes that could withstand our hustle. Earlier this summer I found those shoes and those shoes are made by Alterre. Surrounded by fine China, decadent wallpaper, and with a bellini in hand, I had a chance to (metaphorically) kick my feet up at Alterre’s NYFW presentation at Lady Mendl's Tea Salon. Like I mentioned above, and a few (dozen) times in the past week, fashion week is a blitz, so having the opportunity to sit down and enjoy my one true love--shoes--was much needed and much appreciated.Read More
Today I’m talking about how to set boundaries and avoid a burnout so you can continue to work smart, work hard, and work guilt-free. Because it’s important for you to know that it isn't your responsibility to change the “Millennials are lazy” narrative that has been hoisted upon us. Actually, when you think about it, we are the generation of unpaid internships, long hours, and answering work emails over a 9 pm dinner. So not wanting to work overtime every time doesn’t actually make us lazy or ungrateful at all. It does, however, make us feel extremely guilty. Here’s a few ways and reasons to get rid of that feeling.Read More
Last week I had the opportunity to unveil my newest interview series, Black Girl Boss Magic. For those of you who don't know what BGBM is let me break it down for you. Black Girl Boss Magic is all about black women entrepreneurs who are disrupting their industries, finding new solutions, and paving a way for themselves and others in this crazy glass-ceilinged world. For more on what inspired me to start this series bop on over to m first interview with Ashley Coleman. This week's installment of Black Girl Boss Magic is taking us all the way down to San Antonio TX to meet 28-year-old Jasmine Watts, the Editor-In-Chief of Miss Millennia Magazine. #LetsGetGoingRead More
If there’s anything I learned since jumping into the whirlpool of post grad adulthood, it’s that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being a cat lady. Yeah, I said it. Absolutely nothing. Your love for your cat has very little to do with your love life. In fact, having a cat can actually help you narrow down your choices of potential partners better than the match.com algorithm. Hear me out. If you find a person that hates cats, is allergic to cats, and can't stand people who care about them - then that person is probably not for you and is also low key the spawn of Satan. See it's basically mathematic! Because let’s be honest that special person in your life walks on four legs and has whiskers. Yeah, they might knock things down off your dresser or attempt to steal food off your plate, but show me a good friend who hasn’t done the same after a crazy night out? Here are some gifts to treat two of the coolest cats on the planet: You and your furry best friend.Read More
It’s always nesting within your mind. When good, it ranges from unremarkable complacency to all-out excitement. But when it misbehaves, it is terrifying. Uncertainty, lathered in your insecurities, constantly slips out of your grasp, letting you touch it before it bounces away from you. My early 20’s were spent trying to find control of my uncertainties, to the point where it became the toxic forefront of everyday life. I truly felt isolated in my struggle, believing that I was the only one who let this affect my friendships, my relationships, and my self-security. Then I watched Master of None...Read More
Hello from the other side folks - we made it to 2016 and this past year was HUGE. Turtlenecks, fringe, and suede came back into style. Beyonce and Nicki dropped the music video/squad goal inspiration of all time. And everybody was "Netflix and Chill"ing. In fact this year was pretty big for me as well. I turned the tassel and took the ultimate plunge into adulthood, I moved my humble little blog to this domain. And I met, photographed, and interviewed so many awesome people. Yeah folks, this year has been a rollercoaster so, here's what I've learned.Read More
Surrounded by bouquets of white flowers and engulfed in what can only be described as a friendly glow, the ambiance at Club Monaco Tuesday night was just as radiant as special guest Garance Doré. Yesterday evening, dozens of impeccably dressed fashion enthusiasts sauntered into the Club Monaco on 15th and Walnut to meet the french photographer, author, and illustrator, in order to celebrate the launch of her new book Love x Style x Life.Read More
I'm only Catholic on Christmas, Easter, and on my walk home. Let me explain that a little better. Some of the only times I feel the need to say a few Hail Marys is when I'm physically in church, or walking home alone in the city of Philadelphia. Keys wedged between my sweaty fingers, I'm ready to brawl but I'm praying to Mary that I won't have to. In Philly and cities like it, walking home is cardio, observation skills, and nail biting fear.
Violence against trans-women, women of color, white women, and queer individuals is real. Our fear of violence towards us is real and valid. (Don't let anyone tell you otherwise).
We've all heard the "Don't walk home alone after dark." "Walk in a group of people." but at the end of the day, me and people like me live lives that require us to be alone outside in the dark. I can not stress enough what an enormously complex and real issue safety is for women and queer individuals. And while we work diligently to smash the patriarchy that perpetrates and radiates this kind of violence, it is important for us to make every effort to stay safe. ROAR FOR GOOD is trying to help.
ROAR is a B Corporation that is developing self-defense wearable technology that alerts the authorities and loved ones with your GPS location when you feel that you are in a dangerous situation. ROAR is also making steps to taking down the patriarchy. By investing in non-profits that teach empathy, and healthy relationships to young children, ROAR for Good is committed to reducing violence and empowering women.
They are launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to start accepting pre-orders in the next couple of weeks, but with your email you can get your first crack at ROAR gear for free. Click this link for an opportunity.
Here's how to do it. Click the link above, enter your email, and let me know when you've entered it via comment section/twitter. For every email milestone I receive a gift that I will give away to someone who submitted their email. If you don't win on the first few, no worries, there will be four opportunities to win depending on emails submitted so share the link and tell your friends.
For more information visit Roar For Good online and don't forget to live your life boldly and without fear.